Now all I need to do is attach the straps to the bag!
This next decision was one I mulled over a while. Since I’m going to put the straps into the seam and then bind the edges with bias tape (oh…forgot to tell you that I made that decision) I want to trim down this seam allowance from 1/2″ to 1/4″. I’m just eye-balling it, trying to center my scissors in the middle.
Two sets of the hook and loop straps are sewn into the side seams at the point where the sides curve (just a little above the curve).And the other two sets I sew about 2 inches down from the top edge…I stitch over the raw edge on the long straps that will go around the crutch handle…And look through my collection of ancient hardware (Grandma Noll) to find these very Bari J. inspired jewel encrusted antique belt loop buckles! How Fun!I weave the straps through the buckles, around the crutch handles and back down through the buckles again and…OH my Gosh!!! I am almost finished with my crutch bag!Just need to attach the bias binding and figure out the top opening…the bag even holds water! Whoo Hoo!