Bridle Leather Strap
One of my all time favourite bags is a bag I bought from The Beach Shop at Club 55, St Tropez. It is absolutely covered in neon embroidery, has leather handles and beaded fringe, my other favourite bag is a straw basket with leather handles. They both inspired me to use leather handles on my handmade bags in my book 'Torie Jayne's Stylish Home Sewing'. I loved how the bags turned out so much so that I used the leather straps on the laundry basket and bag storage. More recently I used the leather handles again, this time on Maisy's glitter book bag. For an extra attention to detail I also paint the edge of the straps in acrylic paint or nail polish.
The high quality vegetable tanned full grain bridle/butt leather straps are very strong and durable. They can be used as is, or tooled, wet moulded, carved, embossed, stained, dyed or vanished.
I buy mine from eBay seller Leatherworld, visit my Sewing Projects featured on Torie Jayne.com collection on eBay for link to bridle leather strap.
TORIE JAYNE’S STYLISH HOME SEWING published by CICO Books (£14.99) Photos © SUSSIE BELL,.