sorry I hate to agree but I have done it & it doesn't carry well so I ripped them out & redid them & I'm sure I will make this mistake again! Your bags are lovely!~hugs~
I was hoping for an updated photo. I have hated to rip out before, but was always pleased I did. I'm sorry if this was not what you wanted to hear, but like I said, we've all been there-lol
I have done it but have been too busy to take a photo.Will post one in a few days
Leave it why add more stress to a lovely sewed out project lol hugs
Before I started ripping I would put some items in the bag and see how it feels to carry it this way. If there is no problem then you have saved yourself some work. If it is not comfortable you can change it.
Well...I think Cuties have spoken...start ripping!
Thank you.Ripped out.
I have nearly done this myself, but realised quickly it is to hard to carry like this. Unfortunately it should be changed. Sandra.
Lovely floral material. I would also unpick the handles
Thank you,the fabric was left over from recovering a beach umbrella last century
what a clever way to reuse this fabric!!!
I bet you kicked yourself when you saw what you'd done! There are other ways of modifying the existing handles, though they'd end up a bit shorter. I'd probably just unpick as others have said.
Thank you, but it took me a long while to realize what I had done
Yes change the handles, they will worry you if you dont and if you were like me you would not use the bag, much better to correct it love the bags and fabric
Yes, I would undo the handles and have them both on the same side. It's easier to carry. Love Chris
Thank you ,I did undo them
I'm sorry to give you more work, but if you can use your ripper well, then I would rip off only one on each side, then re-sew them each end on the same side.
If you put your arm through them like this, I'm afraid you wouldn't be able to carry much. We have all had to rip things, we'd rather not, whether it's sewing, crochet,etc. It won't take you long and you will be more satisfied, with a sense of pride.-Toogie
I agree. You only have to carefully rip one side of each handle, fortunately you did not stitch it in a seam, which would have meant more ripping and restitching.
Both are lovely!
Thank you.I had no trouble ripping the stitches out but, I had either tripled or doubled stitched the handles down for added strength ,which made it a bit harder to rip out
I have seen lots of bags with the handles sewn outside and yours are perfect! I would leave them as they are. Love your bags, love the fabrics that you have used.
I second that.
I think you have misunderstood. She should have sewn each end, of the same strap, on the same side of the bag. If you slip your arm through how you normally tote a bag, the bag wouldn't touch you anywhere, except maybe your foot, when it fell. Otherwise, her sewing is very good.
Thank you,I did undo one side of each handle & stitched it in the right place