When I showed a friend the swatch I developed for the fantasy fur jacket, she thought it could make a great bag. And so, for your viewing pleasure, here it is! I hope the braids and closures inspire you.
The strap and closure were what kept me from finishing this bag weeks ago. It needed something strong enough to stand up to the fur and the double cordover stitch.
So, I decided to use the knotting I demonstrated in the blog post entitled “Braided Belt: The Next Generation” to make the strap and closure. A ring and toggle closure married well with the rings that attach the handle to the bag.
Here is a detail shot of the join between the strap and bag.
This is the shoulder pad–it solved the question of how to finish the ends of the cords on the strap, as well as providing some comfort when wearing the bag.
This is the front of the toggle closure–I was glad that I could get matching brass rings in smaller diameters–this size works well in scale with the yoke on the bag.
Here’s the join between the toggle closure and the bag. An elegant solution, if I may say so!
All in all a success.