@Sandi Wiseheart Very welcome for the resource, it's a good one. I totally get the impulse to hack at it first, but having a good resource is sometimes invaluable. And glad the car situation is under control!
@Sandi Wiseheart You could pretty easily DIY one of these: https://www.wardrobesupplies.com/braza-happy-straps.html which are designed to solve the exact problem you're having, (and very useful to have on hand) and you could decide your permanence level. While I'm at it, I'll leave the link to Manhattan Wardrobe Supply (amazing supplier of all things costume and wardrobe related - including a whole mending section under sewing supplies 😁) here: https://www.wardrobesupplies.com/