And my old 20 Dkr. backpack, that I decided to sacrifice.
I removed the shoulder straps from the black backpack.I sewed carabiners to each end of both straps.
At the bottom the back both had big and small loops, and the carabiners fit into the small ones.
Now the front.
The crossbody that a very nice looking closure. It was just annnoyingly impractical. So I removed it.
I made two small loop of a piece of ribbon from the original closure.
I found a nice looking, big carabiner.
I put one loop on the big ribbon on the front of the bag.
And I used the other one to attach the carabiner to the bag flap.
Lastly, and just for looks, I cut a piece of faux leather from an old skirt, making sure to include as many seams and details as possible (for a rustic look).
Done and ready for adventure.