DIY - VINTAGE SCARF STRAP FOR YOUR BAG
Basket bags are all the rage this season and I've been admiring all the various modern styles that are popping up. I have a soft spot for them and a (not so) small collection consisting of mostly vintage ones mixed with a few modern styles in various shapes, colors and materials.
They're the perfect statement accessory and are versatile enough to transition throughout the seasons but there can be a downside to these pretty pieces.
Basket bags often come with short top handles and no shoulder strap which can become annoying when you're doing activities that require both hands such as vintage shopping or sampling ice cream at a food festival.
While doing both activities (not at the same time although that would be dreamy), I decided to turn my vintage silk scarf into a shoulder strap for my modern wicker bucket bag
This is by far one of my easiest tutorials. It only requires a basket bag and vintage scarf!
- Basket bag
- Medium to large square scarf
Begin by folding your scarf into a triangle
Fold the tip of the triangle inwards to the straight edge then fold that edge over the triangular tip. At this point your scarf should take the shape of a long rectangle.
Locate the center of this rectangle and tie it into a soft knot as pictured. This will help to keep the scarf strap from unfolding.
Once you've tied that center knot, secure the ends of your scarf to the handle of your basket bag on both ends. I did a double knot to ensure the scarf strap stayed put.
Sling your purse over your shoulder and use your hands to enjoy the finer things in life such as holding your hat, taking pictures of passion fruit sorbet with sugarcane and eating ice cream!