You love handbags and you just can’t get enough of them. In fact, your closet is filled with them that it seems as if the store has moved into your very own apartment. The prices of these handbags can range from very cheap to very expensive. Besides of the fact that it came with an affordable price or a costly price tag, it is important that these handbags are properly cared for and selected with the utmost care to ensure that they be available for many uses in the coming years (that is if it would last for more than a year).
There may be some of us who are gifted with the talent to make our very own fabric handbags. It is quite important that you at least have a general idea of the different types of fabric or material that handbags are made of to help you make a decision on what type of material you think would suit the type of lifestyle you lead. There are certain types of material that require the utmost care when cleaning for stains (in case you stain it) while there are those that are easy to maintain when it comes to cleaning them. It is essential that you pay close attention to the cleaning directions of the different types of fabric.
The great thing about cotton is the wide array of choices you have when it comes to color as well as design. Plus the material is very easy to manipulate and cut. It is advisable to pre-wash cotton before making it into a handbag.
Silk is not highly recommended because aside from the fact that it requires dry cleaning if it needs to be cleaned, the material is difficult to handle and is more prone to stains.
The bad thing about linen is that it easily wrinkles plus for washing dry cleaning is recommended and not machine wash.
Leather is a very durable material. The thing is it requires special equipment when you use this plus only a professional can clean it.
The fabrics I have mentioned are just some of the many that you could choose from. I strongly suggest that you research as well as ask experts on which materials would work best for you and your skill in crafting the bag. Get inspiration from existing handbags being offered in the market or check out the internet for sources as well as other ideas for design and style.