My latest purchase was a lovely bag I got from Accessorize which had such vibrant colors and embellishments on it ; the only problem was it had a very wide platform which cause it to look rather big when you carry it. So bought some velvet maroon ribbon, stitch them on the sides of the bag and it did the trick! It now looks smaller when there are not many things in it and I can always untie it when I have more things.
A little project with a needle and thread and some ribbons. Ribbons saved the day!
After - less bulky when you put it down
Before - when you hold it up