- 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. This leather is cut from a single cow hide, the top side is finished, and the back side is gum pasted at the tannery for longevity and durability. If you have any questions about these handles, please contact me prior to ordering!
* 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.