Rolled handles on a bag add an upscale look but can seem complicated to construct. Actual rolled handles are made with tubing or cotton cording. But you can get the same look simply by following this tutorial.
A properly installed zipper can really make the look of your bag. Don't let the process scare you away from patterns with recessed zippers and zipper pockets. Follow these instructions and tips, put in some practice time, and you'll be showing off your zipper talents in no time!