Learn how to sew sturdy handles for handbags and totes. This simple tutorial will teach you how to make corded fabric handles the easy way!
How to make corded handles for bags
I made this pretty and quite roomy nautical bag (I’ll be sharing the tutorial soon too) and it needed strong, sturdy handles to match its volume and also make it look more interesting.
I think corded handles make a bag look less handmade and add a sense of a polished look to any bag. Plus they’re great at providing extra padding, being gentler on your shoulder, especially if you tend to carry with you about every single item in the house (or is that just me?)
Corded handles are also a wonderful way to make matching handles, from the same fabric your bag is, or make it in contract fabric if you’re feeling more adventurous. If you’ve ever wondered how they get cord into those tiny handles, this tutorial will show you how (at a larger scale).