OK, so that's a bit of a stretch. Most of the time, I keep my balance by jumping from one project to the next. With that in mind, my green scrap project has temporarily been laid aside.
I know bags as big as suitcases are popular now but I wanted a small bag to tuck under my arm at special events. This petite bag, 5" x 8", is just large enough for a few essential items like the all-important business cards.
For the skinny strap, I braided two strands of rattail cord and one decorative cord.
This made a sturdy, yet showy, strap.
The strap was woven into the top of the bag and secured with machine stitching.
Side trip complete, I'm now back to the sewing machine and stitching more green scraps.
PS. You can find ideas for braided bags in my book, Braidcraft Designer Bags and Totes, available from Herrschners, Inc.