Most handbags can’t go into the washer, so prevent stains and dirt as much as possible, especially with designer handbags. Handle them with clean hands, and think about using darker-colored handbags when you go places where there will be food or other things that may stain them. When you take a handbag to the movies or to a restaurant, place it on a chair instead of the floor. Keep items that could stain the interior — pens, makeup, or snacks — zipped into another small bag that you keep inside it. Many handbags can be spot-cleaned with a soft, damp cloth. Use leather cleaner on your leather handbags, but be sure to do a test patch in an inconspicuous area to check for color-fastness. For tricky spots or delicate fabrics, take your handbags to the dry cleaner. Store designer bag in the cloth dust bag it came with, in a pillowcase, or in bubble wrap — but not in tissue paper, which may attract moths. If there is a chain handle, store it inside the handbag where it can’t scratch the exterior. Unbuckle any buckles and loosen any straps to prevent marks from the metal.
If you like the classic look of matching your shoes and fashion handbags, then go for it! Matching your bags, shoes and, your belt can be an easy way to look polished. Mismatched — but coordinated — accessories can look very modern, so if you like that style, then you can make it work. Many women find this look to be fresher and less fussy. When your accessories aren’t matching, be sure to maintain a similar feeling; for example, try carrying tote bags with casual shoes but use clutch bags when you’re wearing pretty pumps.
We individually price each project based on how long it will take our artists to complete your specific project. Our Design Coordinators can give you a better idea on pricing once they know the specific details of your exact handbag and artwork.
With the system we have in place the artwork should last so long as you treat your freshly painted canvas with care. To care for your artwork, it is important to avoid harsh chemicals, scratching and aggressive rubbing.
Nearly all handbags are made by cutting out leather fabric into five sections. From a design perspective, this is the pattern foundation, though some designers or brands will break this pattern with fashion-forward designs. These sections. once cut, will make up the front and back as well as the sides and the bottom of the handbag.
Most manufacturers will pin the sides of the handbag together, and sew each side together. If the bag is made in Italy or other European locations in Spain or France, this process will be done piece by piece – by hand. Yes, by hand. Leather, by nature of being from living things, is a thicker type of fabric, so it is important to sew it together slowly. In some cases, because a handbag is made up of more than three layers of leather fabric, a manufacturer will use balance wheels, instead of a regular sewing machine, to sew it together.
The bottom will serve as the foundation as the front, back, and sides are sewn to it. Then the sides, front, and back are sewn together. The initial process is finished by clipping the excess leather from the sides of the handbag or purse.
Accessories or pattern pieces on a handbag may consist of any sort of pattern or fabric that the brand defines as characteristic of their bags. First, the leather or fabric pieces are cut out of the given textile. After the pattern pieces are cut out, they are clamped onto the handbag for sewing – pins will ruin the exterior of the leather. Zippers would finally be attached across the top of the handbag. Any excess threading is removed.