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Long handles- the better for shopping with! 7 50.00%
short handles- keep 'em short and sweet! 7 50.00%
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Old 08-13-2007, 05:15 PM   #1
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POLL: which handles for this bag?!
OK, so I made this bag from Knit N Style. it still has to be blocked, so please excuse it not being square, or lined. I can't decide on the handles. it is a long bag- about 8 inches wide by about 12 inches long, by about 4 inches deep. it will be lined. The pattern shows the bag with long leather handles (20 inch) but I'm afraid it will make the bag fall too low. I also have plastic clutch handles, but I'm not sure the proportions are right. What do you think?!

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Old 08-13-2007, 06:48 PM   #2
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You are doing a great job. I think the short handles will work best.
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Old 08-13-2007, 09:23 PM   #3
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Do you have a medium? I think it would work well as one of those that fit right under your underarm.
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Old 08-14-2007, 01:22 PM   #4
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Originally Posted by debinoz View Post
Do you have a medium? I think it would work well as one of those that fit right under your underarm.
An armpit bag?? lol
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Old 08-14-2007, 03:19 PM   #5
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I think the short handles are out of proportion with the long bag. If you're concerned about it hanging too low, then I'd go with debinoz and find a medium length handle.
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Old 08-14-2007, 10:59 PM   #6
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I couldn't make up my mind about the handle length ~ do you put your handles over your shoulder? how far does the bag hang?

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Old 08-15-2007, 04:02 AM   #7
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The short handles look the best But the longer ones may suit the use better. I vote for the short handles, though. I'd think you'd better save the longer ones for a wider bag.
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