Are you a keen bag maker? Ready to take your bags to the next level?
Wondering how to create your own professional handles which tone perfectly with your bag?
It's so easy to make your own handles, have a go:)
You will need:
2″ by 28″ times two of fusible fleece
2″ by 29″ times two of the handle fabric
Adjust as necessary for the length of the handles you need for your particular bag pattern.
To make padded fabric bag handles
Attach the fusible fleece to the wrong side of the fabric following the manufacturer's instructions, centering the fusible fleece
Turn in the end of the fabric handles to the wrong side, and press. Adhere into place with fabric glue, bondaweb or similar.
Fold in the sides to the centre and adhere into place
Fold both long sides into the middle so they meet on the wrong side. Press into place.
At each end of the handles adhere this into place
Fold the handle in half again, and pin it into place (you can use clover clips or even hair clips).
Stitch along the edge leaving 1.5″ of the handle not sewn at each end to create the part that is sewn to your bag. That's it!!! Simple:)
I have made a denim and tweed upcycled large tote to show off the padded bag handles.
For a free tutorial for the bag visit my blog. What style of bag will you make with your professional handles?