Swivel clips on your bag straps are a solution to bad language! What? you don't swear when your bag straps get in a twist?
Okay then, swivel clips keep me from bad language!
For you, they just make your bag hang and look better :-)
This is one of my favorite metal hardware strap ends. You can use it on purchased strapping or on straps you make to match your bag.
It has strong backward angled teeth to bite into the strapping. Place it over the strap end. I laid mine on cardboard, then gave it a few good whacks with the hammer, and it worked fine, but I expect I should tell you to cover it with fabric and use wide tip pliers to close it firmly :-D
This clip needs a D-ring sewn to the body of the bag to attach it.
Tip: If the tab you make is the same width as the D ring, and made of something quite stiff it won't bunch up and the ring will stay where it belongs - top of the curve to the top!
Here, I cut a couple inches of the same strapping I made the strap from and removed the black strip to make it thinner. It is a firm linen so it will not slip or bunch in use. If you use fabric to make your tab, put a strong heavy fabric or interfacing between the fabric layers to stiffen it.
Quick, easy, transferable, and reusable, this bit of hardware is worth having in your sewing stash!
Suspender clips are a neat bit of hardware with claw like jaws on a hinge that allows you to open them, then snap them tightly shut on your fabric. These Inazuma brand suspender clips have slightly back angled teeth and a pressure plate inside the clip ensure a non slip grip on the fabric.
Cloth is a deceptively humble material to work with, it lacks the status of paint or marble or metal. Yet, it is cloth that receives us at birth and covers us at death. It is hard to find a moment in a day when we are not using cloth in some form...