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Handmade Purses Are Available In A Wide Range Of Materials

Aug 25, 2008
There are many types of handmade handbags and purses available. A handmade handbag is one that hasn't been touched at all by machines. They can come in a variety of materials. However, most handmade handbags are made with fabric. That is because fabric is fairly easy to shape and sew things, such as buttons, on to.

Aside from fabric, handmade handbags can be made out of many materials. A few of them include rubber, plastic and leather, but there are many other options. Soft, pliable materials of any sort could be used.

With the options of materials which are unconventional, along with the wide array of fabric textures and colors out there, there are no two handmade handbags which are alike. Even when made from the same materials by the same artist, they are still one of a kind items.

The most expensive handbag fabric or used for handmade handbags is leather. How expensive it is exactly depends on the quality of the leather used to make the bag, along with the amount of time and effort which are involved in making this handbag.

Leather is a very tough material. It's hard to work with, so it can take quite a bit of time to sew by hand. Some leather handbag manufacturers use an assembly line to cut back on time and costs. Such handbags are still handmade, but several similar ones are produced.

Rubber and plastic are also used in the production of handmade handbags - though like leather, these can also be difficult materials to work with. These materials generally have to be glued and will tend to fall apart eventually. Plastic, however has the advantage of being available in any color you can think of as well as having a lot of shine and luster, which you can't get from other materials.

Plant based fibers and leaves are also an option for those who make handmade handbags. These materials are not as strong; particularly paper handbags. These can be laminated to increase their strength, but these bags are limited both in capacity and lifespan.

These natural, plant based fibers are the material of choice for native handbags. A lot of people prize these handmade handbags for their uniqueness. The craftsmanship is of unparalleled quality and the materials are one of a kind as well. These bags are commonly sought after, since they are in a sense collector's items.

When you are looking for a new purse, you might want to seek out a handmade handbag. There is a level of quality and aesthetic appeal which cannot be matched and will give you a one of a kind handbag which will make all the other girls green with envy.
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