Leather Handles (3/4″-wide)

$5.00$18.00

Love leather? These durable 3/4″-wide leather handles are perfect for using with my  Gingham Tote Pattern (from my book Handmade Style, uses the 15″ length) as well as the Tiny Treasures Basket Pattern (uses the 9″ length) and any other sewing project where you need handles! The 56″ length can be used for a crossbody strap or you can cut it down to two shorter handles or any length you might need. (Medium brown color is pictured at left, natural color is pictured at right)

  • You will receive two 3/4″-wide handles, both are cut to the length selected below (choose either 15″ or 9″). For the 56″ length, you will receive ONE 3/4″-wide handle.
  • Included is a small scrap of leather for test sewing.

See Description below for choosing colors, tips on sewing with leather, and additional information.

Black
Medium Brown
Natural
Clear
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Description

Description

Choosing colors:

  • Medium Brown color (pictured at left) and black are a 3-4 oz. weight leather, most* home sewing machines should be able to sew through the leather.
  • Natural color (pictured at right) is a 5-6 oz. weight leather, some (but not all) home sewing machines should be able to sew through the leather – see notes below. This vegetable tanned leather will darken to a beautiful amber color over time with exposure to sunlight and general use. A light coat of oil has been applied.

Sewing with leather handles:

  • I advise using a leather needle or topstitching needle of a size 14 or 16 and polyester thread for sewing the leather into a seam. Using a heavy weight thread (such as Coats & Clark Dual Duty Heavy) in the needle (and all-purpose polyester thread in the bobbin) is a great option for machine sewing handles directly to the exterior of projects.
  • Handles can be hand sewn to projects using waxed linen or waxed polyester thread (or other heavy weight thread) for durability. Pre-punch holes with an awl or leather hole punch.
  • Handles can also be attached to projects by using rivets. Check out my tutorial for setting rivets.

Leather is sourced from a US tannery and hand cut by me. Please be aware that colors do vary from monitor to monitor, I have tried my best to accurately capture the leather’s true color. Leather is a natural product, minute blemishes may be present. Great care has gone into creating a beautiful handle that will stand the test of time.

* I cannot guarantee that your specific sewing machine will be able to sew through either handle type.

Handles are shipped USPS First Class.

More projects using leather handles can be found in my book, Handmade Style. Photos shown of finished projects are for demonstration purposes, this listing is for the leather only.

Additional information

Additional information

Weight 4 oz
Color

Black, Medium Brown, Natural

Length

15", 56", 9"

Shipping & Delivery

All prices are USD.

  • Shipping on leather handles via USPS First Class mail.
  • PDFs are delivered automatically to the email address you enter at checkout.
  • Handmade Style book ships free via USPS Media mail. Making Magazine ships USPS First Class mail.