Saturday, December 14, 2019

Needlepoint Luggage Straps

Luggage racks that can be folded and stored in a closet, then brought out for guests to put their suitcases on were a staple of the 1960s. They are still useful, as Horse Country Chic points out.

They normally come in sets of three straps that are wider than belt canvases.  The finishing is pretty easy if you want to try it yourself.  Use Ultrasuede for the back and snaps or Velcro for closing.  They last and last since they are not subject to much wear.   Vintage racks themselves (some with needlepoint straps) are not that expensive these days, either.  Online they are about $100, but you can find deals at antique malls and on eBay.

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