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Create the strongest handles for a bag that will carry the heaviest craft supplies!
A quick and simple tutorial to create long lasting and strong handles for any type of bag. Use them with handmade projects, or as a replacement for your favourite store bought bag to extend its longevity.

Posted by shaunimagnifique from Leeds, England, United Kingdom • Published See shaunimagnifique's 7 projects »
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  • How to make a handles. Super Strong Bag Handles - Step 1
    Step 1

    Work out your measurements: decide how wide you'd like your finished strap to be and times it by 4.
    Mark the strap out using chalk and a ruler on mid-heavy weight fabric.
    I marked out a strap that is 16cm wide (so the finished thing will be 4cm).

  • How to make a handles. Super Strong Bag Handles - Step 2
    Step 2

    Cut a piece of fusible interfacing to the same size as your strap(s). Press to the wrong side of your fabric.

  • How to make a handles. Super Strong Bag Handles - Step 3
    Step 3

    Fold your fabric in half width-ways and press to mark the centre point.
    Open the fabric back out.

  • How to make a handles. Super Strong Bag Handles - Step 4
    Step 4

    Fold each side of your strap in to meet the middle (interfaced side will be hidden on the inside). Press.

  • How to make a handles. Super Strong Bag Handles - Step 5
    Step 5

    Fold the strap in half again and press - this should make the strap the width that you decided on at the start. Pin the long open edge, or if your fabric is too bulky, use clips as I have.

  • How to make a handles. Super Strong Bag Handles - Step 6
    Step 6

    Topstitch the long edge of the strap closed close to the edge.

  • How to make a handles. Super Strong Bag Handles - Step 7
    Step 7

    Topstitch the other long edge so both sides of your strap match.
    You should now have a sturdy and strong strap that can be used with any bag!

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