How to Attach Leather Tote Straps


With metal rivets, leather reinforcement, and an optional D-Ring


This tutorial works with The Fremont, Oberlin & Portsmith Totes. The bag featured in the video is a Portsmith Tote, but the techniques are the same for The Fremont & Oberlin Totes.

This video features 3 different ways to set rivets into straps on bags. First, without any reinforcement leather, second, with leather tabs as reinforcement, and third, with leather washers as reinforcement. Have fun riveting!

Pair these tutorials with our Maker Kits!

Includes leather straps that are pre-cut and pre-hole punched. Available in black, brown or tan leather. Metal rivets are quick-set for easy installation with a hammer. Choose from black, brass, antique brass, and silver.