I knitted and felted a lovely rainbow bag and purchased some nice leather straps to finish it. I’m not sure what is the best way to sew the handles on. They have pre-poked holes, but do I use the same wool yarn, or do I need to use thread? Do I use the holes and sew kind of a backstitch in a straight line, or do I sew through the hole and then the side of the strap (into the bag) and back into the next hole? In other words, am I supposed to keep my stitches ON the handle or what?!
I usually just use i-cord and thread it through, but this is intended to be an extra-nice bag for my mom’s Christmas present. Advice is appreciated!