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Thursday, October 24, 2013

Laga Handbags

We were across the aisle from Laga Handbags at Pacific International Quilt Festival last week. This is the second show in a month where we have been in close proximity to them. Here's a picture of their Besar Handbag. It is just one of many styles of bags and accessories that they have.

The company was founded to help the survivors of the tsunami in Indonesia. All of the products are made on treadle sewing machines. The shape of the bag is marked so the women know where to sew. Then each piece is free motion stitched within those guidelines. Since each one is individually made, no two are exactly alike. It really is amazing to watch.

It is interesting to see how the choice of thread on the fabric changes the look. Sometimes it is a tone on tone look. There was a beautiful bag that was black with black stitching which was a very elegant look. When I was talking to Amy, their consultant at the Tucson show a few weeks ago, she told me that she never knows what to expect when she gets new bags because the colors vary and so do the thread colors.

If you'd like to learn more about the making of these gorgeous, yet functional works of art and the story behind them just click on their logo on the right side of this page.

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