Friday, March 1, 2013
Quick Fix: Slippery Backpack Straps
I recently bought myself a new backpack, since I'm commuting fairly far via subway and train for school I needed something larger than my previous bag. I am in love with my Hershel backpack (pro tip: from the Hershel website, shipping is $15. From Nordstrom.com, shipping is free. You're welcome) but I noticed that the straps kept slipping. So, every time I took my backpack off and then put it on again, I had to readjust the straps. Then, I remembered a quick fix that my mom used to use on my backpacks when I was younger.
You'll need thread that matches the color of your straps and a sewing needle or sewing machine. Try on your bag and make sure that the strap is where you want it. Then, simply sew a line right below the strap adjuster, sewing both sides of the strap together. I used a tight stitch on my sewing machine and went over the line several times to give it more strength. It seriously took five minutes and has eliminated a small annoyance in my day. Now that I think of it, it would be a great solution for slippery bra straps as well!
What are your quick fixes that make small but impactful improvements to your day?