Thursday, September 27, 2007

Help with a project

Help!!!! Remember the bag that I made? I'd used a D-ring to connect the strap to the bag. I anchored the curved part of the ring to a strap that was sewn onto the side. The straight side of the D has a small gap which I knew about but thought would be ok because the gap was 1/8" and the strap was 2" wide.

It turns out that there is a flaw in my design and the strap is slipping out of the D :( :( :( I'm so embarrassed at the thought of having sent out a bad design :( I don't know what to do. Obviously it needs to be fixed but I'm not sure how to go about this. I'd like to be able to send the owner something that she could then use to fix it, but if that's not possible she'll have to ship it back and I'll have to fix it myself. Ian suggested having the owner apply hockey tape to the flat part of the D. Does anyone have any other ideas how to fix this? Any thoughts would be appreciated - I'm really stuck, here, and I know many of you sew and design things. I'll go with the hockey tape solution if there are no better ideas. Thanks in advance.

I spent the day shopping with another friend. This time, we ended up at Square One. We didn't really see much until we got to H&M. I ended up buying four tops and my friend bought one. I'm very pleased with my new tops :) I tried on quite a few dresses there, too, and there's one that I loved but that didn't come in my size - I think it would have been good for a wedding that we're going to. I may try and find it at another store.


Anonymous said...

If it was my problem,I would close the gap, either with solder or a dab of 5 minute epoxy. You can also get fast drying 2 part epoxy putty which may be the better solution.

Tibcat said...

I would look for heat shrink tubing (I think it's either for plumbing or electrical) and slip the ends over the open part, plus enough to make it look like it was part of the design, then use a heat gun or hair dryer to shrink it in place. I know it comes in white, hopefully it comes in black also.
Love Mom

David said...

Here's a second vote for heat shrink tubing. It is definitely available in black for electronics work; try The Source (Radio Shack).

On the bag that I have with a D-ring, the D-ring was welded shut before the bag was assembled. Obviously that would need to be done before sewing the loop holding the ring onto the bag.

sloth003 said...

can't she just use a pair of pliers and pinch the ring shut?

Anonymous said...

I second Stephanie's idea!