DIY handbag repair
September 14, 2012 7:00 AM Subscribe
The strap of my handbag broke and I'm looking to repair it but how? As you can see by this photo
, the short metal bit fits into the metal cap. The metal cap holds the end of the braided strap but the strap does not fill the cap entirely; the end where the opening is is hollow. Would filling it with some kind of glue or epoxy work? But which kind?
It's very annoying as this handbag is barely a month old and has not received much use. When the strap came off, I thought a flange (?) had broken off the metal bit but there is nothing rattling around inside the cap.
So I have no idea how it held together in the first place but I am wondering if I fill the hollow part of the cap with some kind of glue and stab the metal bit back in, that it will hold. The glue would need to work with metal. I'm not sure how flexible it would need to be. I'd also need to get it into the hole. Any ideas?