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How to install metal rivets on your bags … the easy & inexpensive way!

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How to install metal rivets on your bags … the easy & inexpensive way!

Tools: Some bag makers invest in a LEATHER PUNCH or HAND PRESS or a MINI PUNCH SET.  I use a SEWING AWL. What you need will depend on your frequency of use, the number of layers and weight of your layers, the location of your rivet, and if you plan using the tool for other things, like inserting grommets, snaps, etc. Let’s keep it simple, and inexpensive, for now though!   A small HAMMER or RUBBER MALLET.  The hammer is used to lock the rivet post and the cap together.  Some don’t recommend a metal hammer, instead they recommend a rubber...

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New Shop Hours!

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New Shop Hours!

Where did September go? I hope it was lovely for you!  It was quite busy for me!There have been some major changes in my life and some unforeseen delays, but the result, in the end, is Good News!First bit of news ... I quit my full time day job, leaving behind some wonderful co-workers and lawyers.  I was given a delightful send-off with some marvelous gifts.  One gift, which might possibly be of great interest to you, is this double sided vintage sewing pattern sheet.  It's dated  "Avril 1890" and it's written entirely in French.  Perhaps one of my French speaking...

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More Gemma Bag Loveliness!

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More Gemma Bag Loveliness!

Sarah has been working on her Gift Giving List, I think!  Look at all the Gemma Bag Loveliness!   If you would like some Gemma Bag Loveliness of your own, head on over to the Lányos Handmade Shop and get the PDF sewing pattern for yourself! Share your photo with me on Facebook, Instagram, any of your social media, tagging it #lanyosgemma and I'll share with everyone!

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Lányos Handmade - The Bag Blog - is now on Bloglovin' !

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Lányos Handmade - The Bag Blog - is now on Bloglovin' !

<a href="https://www.bloglovin.com/blog/20080845/?claim=srmwpbddpy5">Follow my blog with Bloglovin</a> Hello all!  Lányos Handmade - The Bag Blog - is on Bloglovin' now, here!  If you'd like to follow the News easier head on over to Bloglovin and follow along! xx

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Welcome to Lányos Handmade!

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Welcome to Lányos Handmade!

Hello, I’m Linda Maki, owner, designer & sewist at “LÁNYOS HANDMADE”, also the sewing blogger behind the blog “Nice dress!  Thanks, I made it!!” and the sewing challenge #designindecember.  It’s all about creating with a sewing machine! Now let me tell you about my new shop, “Lányos Handmade”.  My shop is stocked with 100% handmade-by-me items made with vegan, sustainable, up-cycled and repurposed materials. These items are usually sewn up on one of my many rescued-from-the-landfill Vintage Sewing Machines - Marika my Ford deLuxe, Winnie my Singer 221 Featherweight, Amber my Singer 421G, Barbie my Singer 500 and Ilona my...

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