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