Have you ever had a purse strap that was starting to go, with fraying bits or pieces that had already come off?
Enter the scarf. Cheaply acquired from a dollar or discount store, it will serve as an excellent new handle.
To do: Drape the scarf at the base of 1 of the handles so that you now have two "pieces" over the handle. Make one of the one pieces shorter, about 6 inches in length (the other "piece" will probably be lying on the floor right now ;) <- You can see a visual of this in this first pic above). Tie the shorter part to the longer one to make a tight knot.
Now start wrapping the longer part around the handle, winding and pulling on the scarf to make it tight. When you get to the base of the handle, make another knot and tie it tightly. Repeat with the other handle with another scarf.
Leave both scarf ends hanging down, as in this pic, OR trim both ends of the scarf close to the knot and pull the knot over the ragged edges to hide them, as in the pic below.
Done! Purse revamped with a simple scarf solution :)
Estimated cost of project: FREE if you happen to have 2 exact scarves or less than $5 for cheap ones at a discount store.