Crafty Ways to Personalize Your Leather Bag

You’ve purchased our Everyday Shoulder Bag, a handmade leather bag that you’ve been drooling over for months now! Congratulations! While each of our handmade leather items are unique, sometimes you just want to add another level of personal touch to it. There are numerous easy ways to personalize a new handmade leather tote at home and make it uniquely your own. Here are some simple yet effective ideas:

Initials or Monogram

Add your initials or monogram to your leather tote. It is a classic and timeless way to personalize it. You can have your initials embossed, engraved, or even hand-painted onto the leather for a personalized and sophisticated touch.

Decorative Keychains or Tassels

Attach a decorative keychain or tassel to one of the handles or zipper pull of your tote. Choose a keychain or tassel that reflects your style or interests, such as a charm with your favorite symbol, a miniature piece of art, or a meaningful trinket. This small addition can add personality and flair to your tote.

Scarves or Bandanas

Tie a colorful silk scarf or a patterned bandana around the handles of your tote. This not only adds a pop of color and visual interest but also allows you to change the look of your tote easily. You can experiment with different colors, patterns, and tying styles to match your outfit or mood.

Decorative Pins or Brooches

Pinning decorative pins or brooches onto your leather tote can instantly give it a unique and personalized touch. Choose pins that represent your interests, hobbies, or simply ones that you find visually appealing. You can arrange them in a cluster or scatter them individually for a playful or eclectic look.

Hand-Painted Designs

If you're artistically inclined, you can create your own hand-painted designs on your leather tote. Use leather paint or markers to add patterns, motifs, or even small illustrations. This allows you to showcase your creativity and create a truly one-of-a-kind piece.


Explore adding small embellishments to your tote, such as studs, beads, or rhinestones. You can attach them to specific areas of the bag, such as the edges or corners, to give it a touch of sparkle or a more edgy look. Just make sure the embellishments are securely attached to ensure they stay in place.

Customized Lining

Consider adding a custom lining to the interior of your leather tote. Choose a fabric that represents your style or personality, such as a vibrant print, a favorite pattern, or even a fabric with sentimental value. Having a unique lining adds a hidden personal touch to your tote.

Remember, personalizing your handmade leather tote from Lazarus Artisan Goods allows you to express your individuality and make it truly your own. Be creative, experiment with different options, and have fun transforming your tote into a reflection of your personal style.