Fabric Selections For Women’s Bags
The type of handbag carried can often tell a lot about the owner. The more expensive style continues be authentic leather, or animal skins from python, snake, alligator, and crocodile. For fur it’s jaguar, leopard, giraffe, zebra, tiger, deer, lion and fox. If you aren’t into leather, there are plenty of choices to choose from. Below is a picture of a blue suede and leather handbag.
Fabric includes leather, faux or imitation leather, patent, suede, leather with fabric like plaid or canvas, flannelette, plastic, vinyl, rubber, cork, tapestry, rayon, knit, crochet, mesh, straw, canvas, linen, cotton, burlap, wool, shiny metallic, satin, silk, velvet, quilted, denim, metal, authentic fur, faux or imitation fur.
Patterns and textures include plane, plaid, floral, pleated, aztec, color block, lace, stitched, embroidered, embossed, cut out pattern, weave, striped, camouflage, animal print, scenery, a mix of plain with a pattern like leather and lace or satin, silk, canvas or denim, embellished with beads or studs, pearls, sequins or gemstones. A mix of leather and plaid fabric is shown in the picture below.
Canvas is popular for it’s strength, vinyl, rubber or plastic is great for wet weather as they are water resistant. Most other fabrics are good for any other season. Cork fabric or cork leather is high quality and made from thin cork shavings. It comes directly from the oak cork tree bark. Most of the production is handmade. It’s soft to the touch, environmentally friendly, durable like leather, it’s stain resistant and waterproof. This fabric is used to make many products including handbags. Cork fabric is available in Canada, USA, Portugal, U.K., Czech Republic and Slovak Republic.
A silver metallic, quilted and gemstone leather purse is displayed above. It has a mix of everything. Taking care of your handbags is important by keeping them clean and protected. To learn how to do this, Tana All Protector Spray is all you need. If it’s not available in your area, you can find something similar to help keep your handbags lasting longer and looking their best.
Our handbags have always been part of our fashion statement. Luxurious designer bags, whether authentic or copies are still in demand. We get to choose from so many varieties of fabric, that bring out our personalities as we carry them. The right bag can make you feel good. We have been using them to carry our necessities and intimate possessions for so long, they are part of who we are. Most women would feel lost without them, always having our bags with us. Above is a pink leather handbag with embossed pattern fabric.
Color, style, patterns, fabric, unique as we all are, whether our bags are handmade and expensive or picked up at the Thrift Store. When we go shopping for a handbag that we have in mind, what are the odds of finding it, over settling for something else? Once we get out there we don’t know what we will end up with. With all the competition, the selection is huge, which may be less of a benefit to many as there are a lot to choose from. Below is a grey leather shoulder bag with a cut out design.
You can make your own bags, choosing any fabric you want, and decorating them. I found and easy to follow video for making a messenger bag, it runs for about 30 minutes, it’s solid and has lining also. You can make it for yourself or as a gift.
I wrote a great article about Embellished Handbags, where you can either buy them already embellished or you can decorate your own the way you like it. Fabric selections will continue to grow, giving us more choices to add to our collection.
Click on Women’s Purses and Handbags for more information about them, to read and shop for men’s click on Men’s Bags and Accessories. The option to shop for both are to the right on my sidebar where I have several merchants listed.
Unless otherwise stated, the bags for this article I chose from various merchants for the specific style I needed to write this article.