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Lisa
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.
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It finally happened; U-Handbag is growing! We have gotten ourselves more space. We are going to stretch over to premises nearby (I'll continue to work here). We will be doing a lot of moving over the bank hol. This will... Continue reading
Posted Apr 14, 2014 at U-handblog
Thanks Elena. I'd love adjustable waists in my jeans! Sorry this won't be a PDF file. I just made them for Mabel. I might try and make them for me next. ;)
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Thanks Lovey! We are diminutive in size (just size tho) :) Sorry, I don't do them in ladies's sizes. I really should tho! I've been asked to enough times :)
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Thanks Lynne! I guesses Hello Kitty is OK in an ironic sort of way... Mabes quite likes her :)
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Then go for it Fran! :)
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Thanks Tialys! It's nice to go into detail because you have the time and you really care about the person you are sewing for. x
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Thanks Kate!
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Thanks Christine. The thought of waistband topstitching brought me out in a cold sweat, hence the bound edge :)
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Thanks Paula. Yes I do feel really proud. There is something about sewing with love. X
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Thanks Sarah. I'm looking forward to learning all of the new kid-lingo :)
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Thanks. Please help yourself Tina. Binding the waistband eliminates topstitching stress - I highly recommend it!
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Thanks for buying my pattern book. No sorry these jeans are not in the upcoming book. A variant of these jeans may appear in another pattern yet to be written. X
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Thank you to everyone who entered our bag handles giveaway! We've loved looking through all of the results and it's been really interesting to see which colours you all go crazy for. The winner of the 3 sets of handles... Continue reading
Posted Apr 11, 2014 at U-handblog
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Question: what feels nicer than sewing on your sewing machine? Answer: sewing for someone you love of course! Having never made jeans before I thought to myself: 'I really want uber cute turn up jeans for my daughter'. Seeming as... Continue reading
Posted Apr 10, 2014 at U-handblog
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Here is the result of a mini vote on our U-Handbag FB as to what bag you'd like me to design. Many of you wanted a handy 'fits the essentials; but not the kitchen sink' sized cross body bag. A... Continue reading
Posted Apr 10, 2014 at U-handblog
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Haha! Thanks Carrie. I love proof readers, they do awesome work! :)
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Here at U-Handbag HQ we've always tried to give you what you want, it's easier and nicer to shop in a shop which is more tailored to your needs rather than the other way round! With this in mind I'm... Continue reading
Posted Apr 7, 2014 at U-handblog
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Hi Doris, Yes there is still a foot pedal included - you can use either option. With the button you only need to press it once to start and stop - so you can use both hands on the fabric too :)
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Hi An, For this step the two edges that you need to fold in are the horizontal edges of the fabric (this will apply if you have a directional fabric) as these will be stitched onto the body of the bag. I hope this helps :)
Toggle Commented Mar 21, 2014 on Books & Patterns Errata at U-handblog
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Hi Kristi, Which pattern are you referring to?
Toggle Commented Mar 21, 2014 on Bag Making Clinic #2 at U-handblog
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Hi guys, it's Skye here! I've got a review for you today on the Janome CXL301 sewing machine, and what better way to put it through the works than with Lisa's own It's A Cinch Tote pattern! I've been ogling... Continue reading
Posted Mar 21, 2014 at U-handblog
Thanks Bethany. Yes it is a great age. I love her funny chatter, interspersed with baby babble, and she's experimenting with being a comedienne too! I bet you're a really lovely auntie. XX
Toggle Commented Mar 18, 2014 on Happy 2nd Birthday Mabel at U-handblog
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Thanks Jos, yes she's deffo going to be taller than me. x
Toggle Commented Mar 18, 2014 on Happy 2nd Birthday Mabel at U-handblog
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Thanks Sally. X
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Thanks Louise, I cannot believe it either! XX
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