A few weeks back some of us from the LMQG made a trip down to Brighton to do some bag making with Lisa Lam from U-Handbags. Lisa lives and works down on the south coast and on a beautiful sunny Wednesday we made some bags and had some ice cream!
Lisa was great. She sent us our pattern in advance so we had a chance to review but once we got to class we were all business.
We started out by trimming the paper pattern and choosing our interior and exterior fabrics. Victoria picked out the Liberty Fabric she wanted the night before so I was all set. After trimming the pattern we needed to transfer it to both the interior and exterior along with the batting and interfacing.
After all of our pieces were trimmed and sorted we added a few interior pockets.
On to the bag making we went.
Now we are ready for the frame to be added. I was a bit nervous at this point. While I use glue all the time, I don’t usually have to worry about it staining or sticking to other things it is not supposed to. Lisa gave us a spot on demo and we were all ready to try it ourself.
I know I had a great time learning how to make these bags. Lisa makes them look simple and now I know they are.