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Step 16: Finishing Touch - Leather Handles

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The drawers need a way to be pulled open.  For this project I added leather handles to the drawers.  I did not use pre-made metal handles because they aren't flexible (may interfere with the case closing) and they are a hard surface that a glass object could break on if they hit just right. 

I used a similar technique to attach the handles as I did for the hooks and loops.  I pre-punched holes in the leather to create stitching points, transferred the marks to the wood, and drilled holes.  I then used a needle and thread to sew the handle to the drawer fronts. 

One of my drawers is pretty narrow front to back.  I used a curved needle to sew the handle to the drawer front.
 
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