Cut 2 long strips of fabric and 1 medium weighted interface. Iron the interface onto fabric, sew fabrics together (leave a space to turn right side out), top stitch, attach velcros, done!
Guess what? The other latch broke just couple of hours before our fight out of Singapore. I was soooooo glad I made the luggage band - it served its purpose for the trip plus made it so much easier to lookout for our luggage!