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where to repair torn straps of haversack?

Postby sparks » Sun Apr 27, 2014 10:32 am

Anyone knows where I can find such repair services? The strap of ds' haversack came off & I need sewing services to stitch back the strap. I don't think the usual tailor wld be able to repair it right? The stitches on bags should be of tougher quality. Sayang to throw it away cos it's fairly new.

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Re: where to repair torn straps of haversack?

Postby nicnac » Sun Apr 27, 2014 10:34 am

How about those cobbler.. Mr mint or something.. They repair leather shoes or bags which requires tough stitching..

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Re: where to repair torn straps of haversack?

Postby slmkhoo » Sun Apr 27, 2014 7:28 pm

You can try asking tailors - some of them may stock thicker threads and needles.

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Re: where to repair torn straps of haversack?

Postby Integer » Mon Apr 28, 2014 6:11 am

sparks wrote:Anyone knows where I can find such repair services? The strap of ds' haversack came off & I need sewing services to stitch back the strap. I don't think the usual tailor wld be able to repair it right? The stitches on bags should be of tougher quality. Sayang to throw it away cos it's fairly new.

Every yr I had to do some sort of haversack patching for ds's bags. He simply carried too many stuff in his bag. I have not sewn the strap b4, mainly the area below the strap - a big hole would inevitably open up by middle of each yr. I get the biggest needle and thickest thread (at least triple looped)fm those cheap bao ga liao shops.

I've tried tailors b4 - no go. The only time I managed to get prof tailoring help was when we were in Msia one time, even then it didn't come cheap.

Since yr prob is strap, it's prob more challenging.

Gd luck.

P.S I just thought of someone who hand sewn a hiking haversack buckle 4 me late last yr. She's located in Bedok. Not cheap also - buckle + workmanship cost me $35. PM me if you're interested.

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Re: where to repair torn straps of haversack?

Postby plc » Mon Apr 28, 2014 10:23 am

you can try,

DnF Marketing & Services, which repairs all sorts of luggage, including brief cases and leather bags.
26 Siglap Drive, Singapore 456153
Tel: 6448 4828 / 6448 5083

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Re: where to repair torn straps of haversack?

Postby auntiexxx » Mon Apr 28, 2014 10:24 am

Try the army market on Beach Road. There are so many of them there, but whether they want to sew for you or not is a different story.

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Re: where to repair torn straps of haversack?

Postby sparks » Mon Apr 28, 2014 11:29 pm

Thanks for your replies & interesting suggestions.

The bag only cost me $30. Looks like nowadays most things are cheaper to use & throw & buy new, than to repair. :shrug:

I was hoping for an easily avail repair that wld just cost me a few bucks to reuse the item again.

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Re: where to repair torn straps of haversack?

Postby slmkhoo » Tue Apr 29, 2014 7:51 am

sparks wrote:Thanks for your replies & interesting suggestions.

The bag only cost me $30. Looks like nowadays most things are cheaper to use & throw & buy new, than to repair. :shrug:

I was hoping for an easily avail repair that wld just cost me a few bucks to reuse the item again.

I would try the earlier suggestion of finding a thick needle and thread and mend it yourself. Besides those HDB shops, you can try Spotlight, but of course it will probably cost more.

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Re: where to repair torn straps of haversack?

Postby i.love.to.learn » Mon May 05, 2014 10:41 am

i saw at those locksmith/cobbler shops in shopping centres mention that they do bag mending services also

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