Tote Techniques: Adding Leather Handles and Rivets

leather and rivets - betz white


Have  you wanted to try adding leather handles and rivets to your handmade bags? These are the kinds of details that will add sophistication and style to your project. I share my tips and techniques over on the CreativeLive Blog, check it out for the full tutorial!

P.S. I bought my rivets, rivet setter and anvil, above, from an online shop called The mallet is from Michael’s.




  • Yes, I wanted to do this but didn’t know where to get started! Love it!

  • I love your messenger pattern! My favorite!

  • Melissa

    I have made and loved the smile and wave bag. And gave it away! It is well used by my niece to carry stuff for her son. Your road tripper duffle bag is on my ‘want to do’ list.

  • Sheri Morton

    This is great! Thank you for the information!