Sourcing Fabrics – Internationally

The internet is a marvelous creation in allowing you to source fabulous fabrics from far-flung destinations you have no inclination to visit in person. In my quest to seek out new material and new haberdashery goods I’ve boldly gone where only the brave have gone before. My journeys to bring the new and exotic to […]

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The rise of the Man Bag

I’ve had a really busy week since getting home from the Brancepeth Castle Craft Fair. Monday saw me driving nearly 300 miles home but despite this I’m buzzing with new ideas for some new bag ranges and ideas for jazzing up the stall. You cannot underestimate the buzz I get from talking directly to so […]

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Brancepeth Castle Christmas Fair

It’s been another really busy few days at StowBags central. After a week of frantic sewing and a my trusty Skoda having something of a wobble I’ve managed to get myself to the Brancepth Castle Christmas Fair. Despite some serious sleep deprivation and an epic journey I’ve been bringing plenty of StowBags love to the […]

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My Bridal Bag – a personal bespoke project.

My Bridal Bag It’s been a very busy few months here at StowBags Towers. It appears that something of a status update is called for as, following a fabulous fortnight in the sun I have returned an official ‘Mrs. StowBags’. Despite all the madness that accompanies planning a wedding, particularly a few thousand miles away, […]

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Our Bespoke Service – in Search of the unique

Bespoke and Unique During the last few weeks I’ve been kept really busy with a steady stream of lovely commissions from my fabulous ‘Bespokers’. Everyone likes to feel appreciated and it’s lovely to receive so much positive feedback about the bags I have been making. The one thing which seems to be most important to […]

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Travel Bags – Traveling with Friends

As the weather gradually improves, and our thoughts turn to strolling in the sunshine, I have been commissioned to create a fabulous travel bag creation for all teddy-bear lovers. I’ve made many travel bags before but this has been something of a first. My customer has a furry friend called ‘Boom’ who accompanies her on […]

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A Purse is Born….

I’ve finally got around to making a simple ‘zippy’ purse with a little traveling strap. I’m still working on a more complex creation to incorporate cards etc, but I’m rather pleased with the cuteness and co-ordination my little purse creates. This was inspired by a commission for a 6 year old called ‘Anya’ who has […]

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A Gym Bag -Introducing ‘The Natalie’

A new style of Gym Bag I’m collecting a wonderful bunch of clients who keep me on my toes with their bespoke requests. It’s a very welcome distraction from all the dusting and hoovering I ought to be doing as I’m diverted into trawling the web for quirky, unusual and sometimes bizarre fabrics. One of […]

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Finding Funky Fabrics – A Trip ‘Up North’

Finding Funky Fabrics Many of my followers will have worked out by now that whilst I’m not a native East Londoner, my bag business is situated in my beloved Walthamstow. That said, I’m a midlands girl by birth with a lot of family ‘Up North’. Over the last week I’ve been visiting North Yorkshire and […]

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