Over the shoulder bags are handy but I was itching to cut the strap down on my new Kate Spade bag because I wanted it to be worn more like a clutch bag.

It was easy enough to do so here’s some tips if you want to try it on your own bag.

You will need pliers, scissors, super glue, sewing kit and a clamp (you can get them from Cheap as Chips)

STEP 1: Remove chains and straps with pliers

STEP 2: Cut off the ‘U’ link and the strap to the length you like

STEP 3: Fold over the end and clamp until the super glue dries

STEP 4: Stitch the edges to reinforce the folded end

STEP 5: Re-attach the links on the strap and bag