Attaching the red leather handles to my denim tote bag was really easy - they were simply hand stitched through all the layers - the handles on the outside and tabs on the inside. I usually put a few tacking stitches in place first to make sure the handles are in the correct pisition, measuring carefully to ensure they're equidistance from the centre of the bag. These particular handles already have holes in them to guide where the stitches need to go...
...this picture shows the tabs that are on the inside of the bag, keeping everything looking neat and tidy. Although the handles are placed correctly, the pocket panel is deliberately off-centre as I was using left over pieces of fabric for making this bag and didn't have any other pieces big enough. The lining has been quilted to give added structure, and as you can see, a bright pop of lime green is inside the zipper pocket as well as being used for the strap with a clip for attaching to my keys!
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