I buy heavyweight belting in a natural color at Joanns
Then I buy ribbon that coordinates with my fabric choices (I use 2 ribbons most of the time)
I then use the cream/natural color thread in my bobbin and the matching ribbon color on top
(this way you cant see the color thread underneath the handle)
I lay the second ribbon on top of the first (different width) and do the same thing again.
Final Result should look like this: The heavyweight belting is pretty darn sturdy and makes great handles you can customize :)
That's it! :)