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For a durable inside fabric, I would suggest a canvas type of material, maybe something that may have a little water resistance to it. The outside fabric is up to you. I might suggest maybe picking up some webbed handles as they'll hold up a lot better than fabric ones.

Surprisingly, wal-mart has a lot of handbag hardware now... so if you even wanted to add handle rings to it, you could.

If you h ave any other questions, I'd be happy to help.

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Luna, there are two of this thread. Perhaps you or another mod could delete one?

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/\ it should just be added to the other thread, i think...

if you want a waterproof interior, look for a nylon preferrably rip-stop. i think if you pic out a good quality fabric, it would stand up just as well as webbing...depends how casual you'd like it to be. i just bought a marc jacobs denim tote and he used courduroy for the handles, which wears well, like denim, and is washable and all that good stuff. PM me if you have any more questions too. i work at a fabric store and make my own bags. i have a bunch posted in another thread...

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maybe a mod could merge that other thread with this one

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thanks for all the suggestions! maybe i can deconstruct an exisiting bag/ garment i have lying around, or get it for cheap at a thrift store, otherwise i'll check the fabric store for canvas or nylon, and also i'll check out wal-mart.


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There are now three threads on this... I will merge with the original one.

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Question for Luna or anyone else who has worked with leather: what kind of paint is used for the edge paint on leather? and where do you get it? I want to repair a bag I have, and I'm also thinking of doing something with some gorgeous printed leather I've been hoarding... I've been thinking of trying acrylic paint but not sure how it would hold up. Any thoughts? Thanks.

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i really dont think acrylic paint would hold up...it peels and will crack with wear....im pretty sure the paint they use is a bonder and had a rubber in it too. try tandy leather...they have a catalogue and great prices, luna recomended them to me for hardware...i think if you google them, you can request a fee catalogue too

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ooh, that's a great source, thanks jun!

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Sometimes if it's just a small fix (the area is like a centimeter or less) I'll match up a Crayola just perfect melt it a little and just use the wax.

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hey, im working on two bags right now, one is a beige woven fabric with hand rolled silk flowers and the other is black lambskin leather (it feels like butter its so soft!) i'll post pics when im finished, which should be in about a week or so

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here's the bag i had been working on. it's italian tanned black lambskin (which is definately an unforgiving medium), with a faux suede interior and nickle finish hardware.
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Awesome bags!

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That is beautiful! Did you go to school to learn how to construct things, or are you self-taught? Because I really want to learn how to sew, but I'm not sure where to start. *Blush*

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Thanks for the Wal-Mart tip! Dude, they really do sell everything. I know places like them and Costco are elbowing out the mom-and-pops, but I guess I'll have to stop over there and take a look...

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here's the bag i had been working on. it's italian tanned black lambskin (which is definately an unforgiving medium), with a faux suede interior and nickle finish hardware.
Oh Jun - I love it!! Truly - it's fabulous!

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Jun --WOW !! That's a nice looking handbag! You & Luna are so talented...
I can't even sew a button on :-) LOL

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