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Widder | Posted in General Discussion on

Looking for a “how to” book on making small handbags (cocktail, etc.) — one that includes sources for findings, etc.  Anyone?



  1. maida | | #1

    Check out "Handmade Bags" by Terence Terry.  Has a source list for materials, but not really for handles, but suggests some innovative ideas to make them.  Nice color photos and instructional drawings.

    1. Widder | | #5

      Thanks.  I'll have a look at  it'


  2. SewNancy | | #2

    Dear Ed,

    M & J Trimming  has handbag handles, but I don't think that they have other findings.  Check their website. 


  3. stitchmd | | #3

    Since sources come and go anything included in a book may or may not still be available. If you enter "purse handles hardware" into a search engine you will find lots of sources for the non-fabric parts, and maybe some for fabrics too.

  4. SewTruTerry | | #4

    You may want to look at  Linda McPhees books for instructions and supplies.  I am sure that you will be able to find her projects and products listed in any sewing magazine as well as Threads.

  5. melanie | | #6

    most comprehensive catalogue of handbag accessories I have ever seen has to be at http://www.umei.com

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