Handles a portfolio must be lasting and durable. Consider making leather handles for your next project. You can make them yourself or buying leather scraps that material. Most fabric stores have a wide variety of leather. The faux leather is another option and you can also find in these shops.


Measure the length you want to give your bag. A standard length is 22 to 25 inches long (56-63 cm) and 4 inches (10 cm) wide. If you’re on a leather handle for bag messenger , makes a belt 55 inches long (1.40 m) and 8 inches wide (20 cm) wide.

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Cut your leather these measures. Cut two if you’re doing a standard briefcase with two handles and one if you’re on a bag strap messenger.
Fold 1 inch (2.54 cm?, Over towards the wrong side. Repeat the same on the other side. For example, if your leather handle is upside down on the table, fold each edge to the middle of materials, make a crease with your thumb and place clips in place to keep folding. clamps not use because you leave marks impossible to remove.

Refold the part on the previous fold. You should now have a loop of leather narrow width of 1 inch (2.54 cm) ready to sew. For a strap messenger , do the same and get a leather strap 2 inches (5 cm) wide.

Place the handle under the needle of the sewing machine and manually inserted the needle into the leather and the foot of the low pressure. Sew a straight line along the edge of the handle open seam. Sew slowly and straight handle from the start to the end. Repeat the same for the other handle. Note : to make the leather slip right under the needle, rub a little cooking oil on the leather handle. Now, your bags are ready to sew them to the portfolio.