Dream it, Do it: Lisa Lam and U-Handbag


No, no, no … not Lisa Lamb!  Silly little softie!  He simply can’t bear to be left out of anything.  But don’t worry, he’ll have his moment in the spotlight as his pattern will be in next month’s magazine.

I want to tell you about Lisa LAM who we featured in the current issue and who is famous among sewers and crafters as handbag creator extraordinaire and founder of the incredibly useful and inspirational U-Handbag site where she stocks a wide range of bag making accessories as well as her own patterns and books.


Lisa told us that she  fell into the world of handbags quite by accident, but it turned out to be the best accident she ever had. Once upon a time, she received lots of lovely off–cuts from a curtain maker and thought they might sell as bags. Boy was she right! It got to the point where she was always sewing, and obtaining the bag–making supplies she needed was becoming a pain. That’s how her site, U–handbag, was born!  Now Lisa spends most of her time designing sewing patterns and kits, putting together tutorials for future bag fanatics and sourcing yummy fabrics, handles, patterns and accessories for bags. She’s also authored two best–selling bag books: The Bag Making Bible and A Bag for All Reasons.

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And as if that wasn’t enough, Lisa has just created her first-ever Craftsy class – 20 Essential Techniqes for Better Bags where she teaches the skills needed to learn how to easily install linings, zippers, pockets, handles and more in all of your handbags.  Lisa has offered Bustle & Sew readers an amazingly generous $20 reduction on the cost of her class.  To find out more and claim your discount please just CLICK HERE.

If you’re looking for good quality, great value bag making supplies be sure to check out U-Handbag and you can also keep up-to-date with all Lisa’s exciting goings-on over on her Facebook page.

Thanks so much for being a part of the July Bustle & Sew Magazine Lisa.


That is so beautiful, I love the way you have added some quilting to the design. Thanks so much for sharing. xx


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