Don't panic if you missed out first time around - we have all three colours of the washable paper back in stock. As you can see, it really does have the most amazing leather-like texture when it's been washed - it's like two fabrics for the price of one! Tap the pic to shop.
It's been so great to see that The Bag Making Bible is a hit with you lovely makers out there @abaglessordinary and @zestandlavender. Do you have a fave sewing, crafting or cookery book that you go to again and again? Which one would you recommend to everyone? 😀
Pssst! We have a few styles of our clamshell purse frames reduced as seconds in the shop at the mo, including these slimline grande minaudières. These are great for a practice run or as a little treat for yourself. Cover with fabric from your stash box and you've got a fabulous purse for under a tenner!
Oh. My. God. Have you seen our new washable paper? Yup, you read it right - this glorious shimmering special PAPER can be used off the roll to make wallets and folders or washed to give a glorious leathery look, perfect for drop-dead gorgeous bags. It's incredible! It comes in three expensive looking metallics - gold, rose gold and silver and you can grab a roll or find out more about it in our shop (tap the little shopping bag) #grabitwhileyoucan
We've been playing with lots of fun ideas to give your summer wedding and party clutch a boho twist - how cute are these pompoms?! The Frida Kahlo vibe would look amazing on a gorgeous sunny holiday evening as well (pause to dream about summer holidays ... 🌴) Check this and more boho bag custom inspiration on the U-Handblog (find the link on our shop home page) @rocknrollbride
You spoke and we listened! After the huge response to our webbing sample image a couple of weeks ago, we're now stocking eleven delicious colours of this yummy woven 1" webbing. LOOK AT THOSE COLOURS. Shop link in bio.
Roll up, roll up! Our utterly fantastic new woven webbing is now in stock! We simply can't praise this stuff enough. It comes in eleven beautifully sophisticated colours with a high-quality woven finish, all absolutely guaranteed to finish off your bag in style. Go go go! Shop link is in our bio. #uhwebbing
"Vintage conjures up images of intricate lace, heirloom brooches, delicate flowers and ornate tassels". See what @hellolisalam and the @uhandbag team have been doing with clamshell purses over on the U-Handblog! #uhclamshell
Picture the scene. You're at a party and rocking your gorgeous new clamshell clutch ("Oooh I love your purse! Where did you get it?" "I made it!") then reach into it for your lippy and everything falls out and goes skidding across the floor. AAAARGH. But hang on, what's this? A FREE tutorial on how to avoid the shame with this easy peasy clamshell purse gusset? Yes indeedy! To download, go to the @uhandbag Payhip site (shop link in bio - go to Books & Patterns and find the orange link at the top of the page).
Spring is nearly here and that means the start of wedding season, with summer parties also on the horizon (oh yay). Check out the U-Handblog for top tips on how to make this easiest of bags, plus some fun and creative ways to customise them - like with this lush plump tassel. This week's post deals with the theme of vintage. Shop link is in the bio, then follow the links to Lisa's blog.
Good morning! We're really excited this week as we will be launching a whole lot of features based around these little babies - our clamshell clutches. They're hands down the easiest bag to make (no sewing involved!) and it's dead easy to get a really pro-looking result. We'll be sharing lots of inspiring ideas with you as we look forward to spring and summer wedding season.
Did you know that all of our bag patterns are available as digital downloads? They cost less than our printed ones, plus you save on postage too - which is great news for our international customers 😉 Find the link at the top of our Books & Patterns page. Shop link in bio.
Is anyone joining in with the #marchmeetthemaker challenge this month? Lisa is, and you can find out more about what goes on behind the scenes in her happy, creative world by popping on over to @hellolisalam. Today's prompt is #workspace and so we thought we'd share this pic of Lisa having a good laugh in her lovely big bright sewing room.
Let's talk about linings! Loving this gorgeous foxy one by @tulapink on our Button Moon bag made by Susan Hewitt @skh51 . How do you choose yours? Do you match colours or go for an eye-popping surprise when the bag is open?
Today (Monday 26th February) is the last day you can get the new Button Moon Bag kit at £1.50 off list price and the pattern at £1.00 off. Head on over to the shop by clicking on the link in our bio. This gorgeous version was made by the very talented Marie @made_in_the_temple
The fabulous Button Moon bag launches today! It's available as a blank kit and pattern (both paper and digital). It's stylish and feminine with a snap-shut antique bronze frame and two handles that fit comfortably over the shoulder and, rather cunningly, can be adjusted so one tucks into the front pocket while the other one can be lengthened to become a cross-body strap. A securely buttoned front pocket and spacious interior pocket give lots of extra storage possibilities for important handbag essentials! These two inspiring little beauties were sewn by Sara @yaybags and Susan @skh51
We are beyond excited to say that this week sees the launch of the new bag design by @hellolisalam! On Wednesday the Button Moon Bag will be available as a pattern (digital and hard copy) and a blank kit. This beautiful one was made up for us by super-talented customer Sara @yaybags #uhbuttonmoon
Sneaky little peeks of this have been appearing on our feed lately so - ta-dah - here's the finished purse! We're working on an exciting feature on our clamshell clutches at the moment, which we'll tell you more about very soon (promise). But in the meantime, we just couldn't resist sharing this little explosion of colour!
Mama's got a brand new bag! Just wanted to show you this stylish new beauty fresh from the drawing board (and sewing machine) of @hellolisalam. Elegant, roomy and practical - she's all a good bag should be.
Sooooo in love with our rose gold clamshell frames at the moment. They're so elegant! We have used a pretty grey fabric here for a real contemporary look - it works surprisingly well with the rose gold #whoknew