One of the many great things about the Hedgerow Book Bag is that it is very customizable. It's basic shape lends itself to a multitude of variations, and today we are going to share one of our favorites: adding a leather strap.
To add a leather strap to your Hedgerow Book Bag, you will need to make an adjustable leather strap, as well as strap tabs to attach to the body of your bag.
To make strap tabs, you will need:
2 x 3" x 3 1/2" rectangles cut in your Hedgerow Outer Body Fabric
2 x 1" Metal D-Rings (make sure metal finishes match on all hardware!)
To sew the tabs:
For each tab: Fold outer edges of the tab in by 1/2”, then fold tab in half, lengthwise (longer edges coming together). Neatly line up folded edges, and topstitch 1/8” away from each long edge. The finished tabs will be 1" wide by 3 1/2" long.
Thread a D-ring through one of the tabs and fold the piece in half widthwise. Baste short edges of tab together if desired.
Insert these tabs at Step 4 of making the Hedgerow Bag. Instead of attaching the webbing, center the tabs over the side seams, aligning raw edges, and sew in place with a 1/4" seam allowance. Finish the rest of the bag according to the instructions.
To create the adjustable leather strap, check out our video and free tutorial HERE.
We now offer the option to buy a leather strap kit on its own, or as a replacement for the webbing strap on the Hedgerow Supply Kit.