Scallop of the Sea Strap

While clutches are awesomely cute and I always imagine myself wearing them and looking totally hot, it just never happens. I get annoyed holding it halfway through the night and stupidly end up abandoning it to sit unwatched at my seat or table, and just hope it doesn’t get stolen.

Braided Strap for Scallop of the Sea

So I came up with a fun braided double stranded strap to attach to my Scallop of the Sea clutch! In case you also have a problem with using clutches, I thought I’d share.

36″ Double Braided Strap

I wanted a 36″ strap – long enough to wear cross body, but short enough so that I could wear it over one shoulder as well. You can adjust the length of the strap by adding or subtracting inches from the lengths of your yarn strands.

Braided and Ready to Go!

1) Cut 9 90″ strands of yarn for both colors – 18 strands total.

2) Tie the ends together in a knot at one end. Divide the 18 strands up into 3 sections of 3 strandes of each color.

3) Braid neatly!

4) Secure the other end by making a knot, and trim the ends.

Strap Attached!

5) Fold the strap in half and, with a needle and thread, sew the folded end to the top of the fold of your bag on one side, and sew the knotted ends together to the top of the fold of your bag on the other side.

Fun right?! I can’t wait to see your straps!

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