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fashionable handbagWhat’s the big deal with handbags anyway? They are such a hot item of discussion, but so few people realize how vital of a role they play in modern fashion. They aren’t the only fashion accessory that goes virtually unnoticed, but they are one of the most versatile and powerfully complimentary.

There are several reasons handbags, especially when you design your own bag, complete an ensemble like no other item. More important is the artistic design and quality craft that is invested in making them.

 

 

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animal printAnimal prints have recently emerged as a major style trend. The prints mimic high-end furs without being associated with real-life animal cruelty. Classic film stars would drape themselves in rare, expensive fur coats and stoles. These days, fashionable women wear leopard, cheetah, tiger and zebra patterns. This is a really fun fashion trend because it is over the top and chic at the same time.

The most common way to incorporate animal prints into one’s wardrobe is through the use of accessories such as handmade purses. A small handbag does not overwhelm a whole outfit with its pattern. It allows a woman to experiment with a little bit of a bold pattern to see if she feels comfortable with that look. If she does, she can gradually upgrade to larger and more noticeable pieces.

 

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Posted by Connie Lawton Andrade under Bags, Handbags

fashionable handbagsNothing allows women to express their personalities quite like fashion does. Women are drawn to fashion because clothing is the foundation of personal style. A woman who wears well-chosen pieces will always look good, even if she does not style her hair or wear much makeup. It is always better to err on the side of simplicity than to risk going overboard with gaudy shoes and accessories. The right purse can effortlessly tie a whole outfit together.

 

 

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Posted by Connie Lawton Andrade under Bags, Handbags

make your own purseA woman’s purse can never keep a good secret. Every woman who has ever carried a purse knows that this seemingly small blip on the fashion accessories radar can sometimes be more of a personality indicator than the clothing she wears. They key to setting fashion trends with a handbag is to make sure that it is distinct from most of the other bags on your turf and it creates buzz.

 

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Posted by Connie Lawton Andrade under Bags, Bags in General, Fashion, Handbags

sewing bagsIf you are someone who loves to give unique, exciting and handmade gifts for the holidays, then experimenting with sewing crafts, sewing projects and embroidery might be just the answer for your family and friends this holiday season. Whether you follow seasonal trends or make traditional gifts, the people who receive your handmade gifts are sure to love them. With all the different types of fabrics and sewing materials that are available today, the types of sewn and handmade crafts you can make are nearly endless. There are options for everyone on your list.

 

 

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Posted by Connie Lawton Andrade under Bags, Bags in General, Handbags

personalized handbagsSewing a birthday gift soon? Here’s a tip: for the small investment of an embroidery hoop, a heat transfer pencil, and a few skeins of embroidery floss, you will have the tools to personalize at least a few gifts. So once you decide on a pattern for a handmade purse, don’t thread your sewing machine just yet. Plan on adding a personal touch to your project to remind its recipient how special they are to you.

Don’t Let Embroidery Patterns Limit Your Creation
A simple Google search will lead you to many free embroidery patterns, including charming vintage illustrations. However, the beauty of this craft lies in the flexibility to convert any line drawing into a hand embroidery pattern. This task may sound daunting, but remember that even if you choose the simplest, though no less special, option of stitching in a name, writing it directly onto the fabric is not likely to produce a well formed pattern to follow.

 

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Posted by Connie Lawton Andrade under Bags, Fashion, Handbags

seasonal handbagsFall is here, which means it’s time to toss out your old duds and make room for more, right? Wrong! With a little creativity, you can update your closet in a snap!

1. Sweater Weather The old saying has never been more true! Fall weather means chillier temps. Lucky for budget fashionistas, a surprisingly hot look for this fall is the classic knit sweater. So before you snub that snuggly wool turtleneck, try pairing it with a sleek skirt or a pair of high heels to add glamour. This season is all about surprising combinations, so see what you can to do glitz up your warm sweaters and wear this look for less.

2. Pretty Patterns Ornate patterns are in this seasons, from dresses to handbags, and even shoes!

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Posted by Connie Lawton Andrade under Bags, Bags in General, Handbags

designer handbagsMost women go crazy over fashion styles. They become impulsive buyers when it comes to fashion accessories. As a result, they become more focused on the trend rather than the item’s functionality. They go more for the brand and the design just to keep up with the latest style. This is a common mistake that women make. While the items make them look fabulous and in-style, they actually waste a large amount of money.

Designer handbags are usually expensive. With this, it is important to choose wisely when buying items like these. This will ensure that the bag provides a good value for the money and is suitable in terms of functionality and design. There are some common mistakes in choosing a designer handbag that every woman should avoid.

 

 

 

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Posted by Connie Lawton Andrade under Bags in General, Handbags

design your bagDo we have enough handbags?

It doesn’t seem like it, does it?

One of my friends walks out of her house every day with enough bags hanging off her shoulders and forearms it pulls her down. She looks about an inch and a half shorter. Ask her and she’ll have a good reason for each. One’s a diaper bag. She’ll drop it off at the sitter’s with her daughter. She has two separate handbags with assorted sundries and accessories that she may or may not need. But the rule is of course better to have it and not need it…

 

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Posted by Connie Lawton Andrade under Bags, Handbags

When you are sewing your own clothing or creating a wardrobe for a new baby, your confidence can grow quickly. After all, you have mastered all of the possible disasters that come from a variety of fabrics. Despite this, you can have many tears of frustration if you are not prepared for the tricks and turns associated with making purses. This is especially true since many of the upcoming season’s fashion trends for handbags are on the complicated side.

Regardless, with a little bit of helpful advice, you will be on your way to creating handcrafted purses and completing more complex sewing projects. Altogether, there are seven areas of caution associated with sewing fabric handbags that novice sewers should keep in mind.

 

 

 

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