We can custom make leather handles and straps to match most original designs using the best leather match available. If you’d prefer your new custom strap to be longer or shorter, we can accommodate your request. If your bag does not already have a crossbody strap, we can add tabs with rings to attach a custom-made strap.
Repair or replace leather woven through chain
If the leather in the chain is unstitched, we can re-weave to repair the damaged area. If the leather is severely worn or disintegrated, we can create a replacement.
The leather on handles often fades or becomes stained due to the oils from your hands when carrying. We can custom create most colors to match the original finish to restore the handle color.
Reseal handle edges
Handle edges can crack, peel, or fray with use. We can strip and reapply the edge coating to seal and protect handle edges.
If your strap is not the right length for you, we can modify it to fit by shortening it, or lengthening it using leather or hardware components.
Stitch and rebuild
If your strap is not in need of replacement, we can stitch loose threading and/or strengthen and rebuild it at the base where the hardware is connected. When interior handle tubing has shifted or cracked, we can carefully open the handle seams to adjust or replace the damaged tubing.
Tab/handle anchor repair or replacement
Tabs often connect the strap or handles to the body of the bag. With wear, these tabs can become weak and rip. When possible, we will rebuild the existing tab. If severely torn, we custom make new tabs to closely resemble the originals.
When an interior seam becomes unsewn, we can repair it along the original stitch line.
When a liner is beyond repair (deteriorating, extremely frayed, severely stained), we can replace it entirely. We have a variety of leather color options for replacement liners to use for replicating the original pockets/sections in the liner.
Liners that have light wear and soiling can be cleaned. We cannot remove ink stains from liners, but we can clean the lining to sanitize it.
We can repair or replace zippers on the inside pockets of your purse.
Replacement of piping/binding
We can completely replace piping and binding/trim around the perimeter of your bag. Sometimes these components are able to be repaired by feathering in close-matching leather in order to repair a worn spot.
Edges around the top and sides of the bag can crack or peel and need to be resealed to rebond the leather to create a finished edge. We can reapply this edge sealant to help prevent damage to the leather.
If the leather is faded on the piping or binding, we can custom create a color match to lightly refinish the worn areas. This would be a suitable option for a bag that does not need a complete redye.
With constant use, a zipper pull can become weak and break. If made of leather, we can make a custom replacement. If your original pull is metal, we have generic options available. If the slider is off track, we can realign or replace most sliders.
When the zipper tape is torn or teeth are missing, we must replace the zipper. When choosing a replacement, we select the best match available for zipper tape color and teeth color and size.