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    one for the ladies, help and advice please - handbag making

    I say ladies, some males may possibly be able to help me....
    Anyway, I'm looking at doing some sort of clothing fashion degree in a year, but i havn't got any experience past simple clothing repairs and customizing or accessory (badges mainly) making, and would like to try and make some bags to try and get some experience. does anyone know of any good website that they have found good tutorials or handy tips, or does anyone have any tips themselves? Iv googled but theres loads, and loads that have nothing of use, so hoping maybe someone had their own success from online tutorials/tips, or just happened across a wonderful site that I would only find by accident, or even advice on a really helpful book. Id maybe like to start making a simple clutch like on ebay 170522033285 , just for personal, not to sell, unless i do get good. It looks simple but Im struggling to figure out how to add the lining and hide unsightly seams etc
    any help would be greatly appreciated, i mite be terrible at it, but Id like to at least try.

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    Have you looked on you tube?

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    DLM

    Have you looked on you tube?



    yeah, i meant to mention that, some are rubbish, so maybe someone has bookmarked some good vids?
    and personally i prefer to have written instructions with pics rather than watch a vid, iv always worked better that way, so i wouldnt mind buying a good recommended book. but I wouldnt rule out vids

    i will of course keep looking myself, but I may miss something good, and I want some time to do aswel as research. thankyou though

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    tatemze

    yeah, i meant to mention that, some are rubbish, so maybe someone has … yeah, i meant to mention that, some are rubbish, so maybe someone has bookmarked some good vids?and personally i prefer to have written instructions with pics rather than watch a vid, iv always worked better that way, so i wouldnt mind buying a good recommended book. but I wouldnt rule out vidsi will of course keep looking myself, but I may miss something good, and I want some time to do aswel as research. thankyou though



    Have a trip to library.

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    This place is not far from you:-

    botanybay.co.uk/loc…tml

    It has lot's of crafty shops inside, I am sure the stallholders would give you some tips.

    Good luck!

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    DLM

    This place is not far from … This place is not far from you:-http://www.botanybay.co.uk/location.shtmlIt has lot's of crafty shops inside, I am sure the stallholders would give you some tips.Good luck!



    thankyou!
    i dont drive so prob wouldnt go botany bay
    i never thought of going to the library, and its only round the corner! what an airhead i am at times

    would still appreciate any help/recommendations if anyone has them, theres nothing like advice from experience

    would be interested in buying any helpful books to if any1 has any to sell
    Edited by: "tatemze" 2nd Aug 2010

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    DLM

    This place is not far from … This place is not far from you:-http://www.botanybay.co.uk/location.shtmlIt has lot's of crafty shops inside, I am sure the stallholders would give you some tips.Good luck!



    thankyou!
    i dont drive so prob wouldnt go botany bay
    i never thought of going to the library, and its only round the corner! what an airhead i am at times

    would still appreciate any help/recommendations if anyone has them, theres nothing like advice from experience[/quote]

    You can also subscribe to a craft mag through quidco:-

    magazine-group.co.uk/mag…aft

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    DLM

    Also The Stitch & Creative Crafts Show is on soon in … Also The Stitch & Creative Crafts Show is on soon in Manchester:-http://www.manchestercentral.co.uk/forthcoming-events/the-stitch-creative-crafts-show-77Get the train



    thankyou, uv been very helpful, i shall take a look

    the show sounds really good, the workshops aswel! and theres coaches, thankyou
    Edited by: "tatemze" 2nd Aug 2010

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    DLM

    Last thing before … Last thing before bed:-http://forums.moneysavingexpert.com/showthread.php?p=33555721&highlight=handbag#post33555721



    thanks again, youve been fab, wud leave rep if i could

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    tatemze

    thanks again, youve been fab, wud leave rep if i could



    You can help me when I am coming to Blackpool which might be this Sunday for the air-show x x

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    DLM

    You can help me when I am coming to Blackpool which might be this Sunday … You can help me when I am coming to Blackpool which might be this Sunday for the air-show x x



    ill try my best
    didnt know the airshow was on actually

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    tatemze

    ill try my bestdidnt know the airshow was on actually



    I am definitely going to bed now because I am taking my dad to his friend's funeral in the morning.

    Here is the link for the air-show:-

    visitblackpool.com/sit…120

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    anyone else have any tips, recommendations etc for me please?

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    anyone else?
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