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Steel Bar Construction

One of the most important and least understood parts of constructing a handbag is the steel bar handle reinforcement. It's a vital part of maintaining the structure of your bag but also something that can be difficult to install correctly and discreetly. 


In this tutorial Julien will guide you through several simple steps to install the steel bar, attach it the the handle, and explain how to make the entire thing invisible to the eye and to the touch.

Tutorial Skills

  1. Preparing the steel bar

  2. Reinforcement layers explained

  3. Attaching the steel bar

  4. Tips for an "invisible" installation

Meet your instructor

Book Private Leatherworking Lessons with Peter Nitz in Zurich​

In the heart of Zurich, Peter Nitz offers private leatherworking and leather crafting classes at his Atelier studio. Individuals or groups who partake in Peter’s week-long course will gain exclusive access to his luxury leather materials, tools and Atelier workshop. More importantly, they’ll be privy to Peter’s unparalleled leather crafting knowledge, having the opportunity to ask detailed questions while learning a broad range of leather crafting skills and techniques from the master himself. 


At the end of the week, students will leave with a self-made leather good of their choosing.

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