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Brighton, UK
Hi! My name is Lisa Lam and I can't stop making bags! Thanks for stopping by :)
Interests: ...where do I begin! sewing bags (now there's a surprise), and cooking anything as long as it doesn't contain offal. When my brain is available it reads, photography, running my business, walks with Beans (my dog), and life with my husband (who makes me laugh every day). I love comedy shows, a good boogie with my friends. other loves...films, Where? France, Thailand, Brighton, Spain and Amsterdam.
Recent Activity
Love your curves with this new purse design. This purse has gorgeous shapely curves and is a bit flirty, even better you can make her in 2 sizes, so you'll have double the fun! She's perfect for parties, weddings, cruises... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at U-handblog
The Bag Doctor is in.... ...Do you have a troublesome bag-making ailment? Is there something you struggle to get right, a technique that confounds you or something you just don’t know how to tackle? Well, Lisa is re-opening her Bag-Making... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at U-handblog
We have had more than a few questions about which interfacing should be used for crocheted/knitted bags or even old jumpers which have been up-cycled into bags. So below is our first Bag Doctor on call and with The Knitting... Continue reading
Posted Oct 9, 2017 at U-handblog
So you’ve made your fabulous handbag and now you want to show the world, right? Here at U-Handbag we LOVE LOVE LOVE seeing your beautiful creations and we are always blown away by what a talented lot you are! We... Continue reading
Posted Sep 15, 2017 at U-handblog
Your wish is my command and it is with great pleasure and excitement that I announce that U-Handbag is going nowhere and will continue to trade!!! No one is more surprised than I am. I can't thank you enough for... Continue reading
Posted Sep 8, 2017 at U-handblog
Thank you everyone for your kind notes, and farewells. It's been a joy to serve you and help with your bag making conundrums. Thank you so much for checking in, sharing, commenting, laughing and just being there! You have been so kind. Love you. Xx
Toggle Commented May 24, 2017 on Goodbye U-Handbag at U-handblog
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I have a big announcement: U-Handbag will cease trading this year in October 2017. From October all products, patterns and kits will no longer be available to buy anywhere. All product and *sewing pattern support will also no longer be... Continue reading
Posted May 17, 2017 at U-handblog
Hello, Thanks for all of the love we have gotten for the U-Totia bag; available as a bag making kit, a booklet pattern and a PDF. Some of you who have purchased the paper and PDF pattern have gotten in... Continue reading
Posted Mar 31, 2017 at U-handblog
Thank you to everyone who entered the naming contest to name the tote pattern. There were over 350 entries to choose from - which gave much enjoyment and humour in the office, always welcome, thank you :) The winning name... Continue reading
Posted Mar 17, 2017 at U-handblog
CONTEST IS NOW CLOSED. THANKS Whoah. I'm on a pattern making roll! This time I have gotten put my pattern designing schizz into creating a (super) tote. I have designed this tote in honour and in time for Mother's Day,... Continue reading
Posted Mar 1, 2017 at U-handblog
Thank you to everyone who entered the naming contest to name the wallet pattern. There were too many great names to choose from - which even led to a mini argument in the office as to who the winner should... Continue reading
Posted Feb 9, 2017 at U-handblog
Oh Ho ho ho! Hoo hoo hoo! My sides! ha ha ha! Xx
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Opps! I had no idea! I certainly didn't mean to offend. I will change it. :)
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CONTEST IS NOW CLOSED. THANKS My wallet needs replacing, it's falling to bits. I'll need slots for the squillions of cards, (loyalty, library and money), a zipper pocket for coins and dividers for receipts (one for mummy spending and another... Continue reading
Posted Jan 31, 2017 at U-handblog
Hi Lia Great tips (I've seen the Craftsy one before). It 'sgood! I like that food you showed me. I never know what it was for. It's great! X
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Bethany, you are like my high school Sweetheart! X
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Happiest 2017 New Year (of the Fire Rooster) to you my fellow crafting bag making addicts! Thank you for reading my blog (some of you have been doing so for 10 years now!) Since becoming a mum nearly 5 years... Continue reading
Posted Jan 9, 2017 at U-handblog
You may or may not know that I was one of the first (English speaking) bloggers to post a tutorial on how to glue purses into frames. That was back in 2006, that's a whole lot of inhaling glue fumes.... Continue reading
Posted Oct 21, 2016 at U-handblog
Looking for a cute and quick to make purse for Halloween? Do you love cats? Did you watch your mummy embroider a cat face on some velvet (and demand that the resulting purse becomes yours [Mabel?!] If the answer is... Continue reading
Posted Sep 23, 2016 at U-handblog
Woop! My 2nd Craftsy class has just launched!! I'm amazed that hair and makeup look nice and I even look a tad more comfortable on camera than I did in my first class :) Thanks for being interested in my... Continue reading
Posted Aug 9, 2016 at U-handblog
Thanks :)
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Thanks Christine, I will! I try to make a conscious effort to soak up these moments, yet I see her getting bigger and cheekier by the minute! Wow you babies are 19 & 20?! You are looking great! X
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Darling Mabel, you have my heart. Words can't express how much I adore you - and always will. Happy 4th birthday, 'Honey Bee'. Love you forever, Mummy. XXXXXX!!!! Continue reading
Posted Mar 18, 2016 at U-handblog
Hi Barb, If you happy with the way the underside looks without fabric (some folks don't like seeing raw edges) that that's great. I would therefore interface the pleather. Thanks
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HI Kim, I use a universal size 80 and like to use Aurfil 40wt you can also use a quality all purpose nylon. Yes I use a walking foot - I always do :)
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