Handle tutorial

Video + PDF How to Install Metal Purse Handles

Learn how to install metal purse handles in this tutorial! You may have seen these handles on designer bags, but never knew that you could add them to your own handmade bags! There are currently two styles available: arch and round.

I think you’ll be impressed by how easy this hardware is to install. No special tools are required, just some basic sewing supplies.

Take a moment to watch my latest tutorial videos below! Also, I've created a FREE printable for each style of handle with all of the steps you need. Be sure to download a copy of each below to keep handy in your sewing room.

FREE Arch Handle Printable

FREE Round Handle Printable

Supplies and Tools Used in Videos:

Click on any of the supplies below to purchase!

– Handles
– Screw Driver - Menards or Home Depot
– Marking Pen
– Ruler
– Rotary Punch
– Foam Stabilizer
– Firm Stabilizer

Watch the Arch Handles Video Tutorial!

Watch the Round Handles Video Tutorial!

Make your next purse look like a designer bag with a pair of quality metal purse handles. These are extremely easy-to-add and very strong. This purse hardware works beautifully with purses, totes, and handbags made from quilter’s weight cotton, cork fabric, vinyl, leather, Kraft-Tex, canvas, and other bag making materials. These handles are available in nickel, light gold, antique, gunmetal and rose gold.

Don’t have a pattern for metal purse handles? Try my Audrey Tote Bag Pattern! See below!


Thanks for watching! I hope you enjoy the tutorials and try a pair of handles on your next bag!

Jess from Sallie Tomato

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