The carrying case for my 1936 Featherweight, Hope, does not have a carrying handle. Some previous owner tried to refurbish the outside of the case by removing the black covering. I suppose the old owner didn't know what to do after that; therefore, nothing was done, and the case is down to bare wood. I definitely didn't want to fool with the outside of the case, and the inside of the case is in very good condition. So, I found a pattern on the Internet to make a cloth carrying case that the old wooden case would simply slip into. I wasn't particularly pleased with the pattern. I found it to be hard to follow. The diagrams and cutting directions were not clear, so I made some of my own modifications and am basically pleased with the outcome. At least now I can easily pick up and carry my Featherweight.