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What Interfacing and fusible fleece I use for ABLO bags

Naadu Ashun

Tags bag making, bag making skills, crafts, sewing tips

What Interfacing and fusible fleece I use for ABLO bags

All fabric bags are best made with interfacing and fusible fleece. Interfacing & fusible fleece/batting gives a bag more structure and will make it stronger by strengthening the fabric you make the bag with. No one wants a floppy, thin bag that will lose all of its shape after some use. Not a terribly fancy product but so essential and a must buy if you want to pursue bag making as a hobby or business. To make A Bag Less Ordinary fabric and leather accessories I use two Vilene products. They are not the cheapest but by far the best...


Be Less Ordinary - The vision for the brand and myself

Naadu Ashun

Tags Brand story, Design inspiration, Meet the designer

Be Less Ordinary - The vision for the brand and myself

A Bag Less Ordinary is more than just a brand name; it's the brand vision too. From when I started making bags whilst doing my degree at fashion college, I was not designing bags that would fit into the norm. Take my final year project as an example. The inspiration for my collection was 'Childhood toys' looking at construction toys in particular. The primary colour palette of toys was also a big inspiration. I loved the idea of creating accessories that were colourful and multi-functional. Multi-function was something I was really interested in. How can I make a bag more...


My first year running ABLO - The challenges

Naadu Ashun

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My first year running ABLO - The challenges

This is the follow up to my previous blog post where I talked about 5 highlights from my first year of running A Bag Less Ordinary. Here I talk about 5 challenges I faced in the first year. I wanted to share both the highs an the lows as I feel it's the reality of starting & running a small business and hopefully it can be of use to anyone who is thinking of starting a product based business or who has just begun their journey... Challenges Selling at outdoor markets - I didn't do lots of markets last year...


My first year running ABLO - The highlights

My first year running ABLO - The highlights

I started A Bag Less Ordinary over a year ago; on November 2017. It's been a real journey, labour of love and lots of serious hard work! Here I take a look back and think about some of the highlights over this time. And next week I will share 5 challenges I've faced as a follow on from this, as running your own small business is not without difficulties and hard times!  Highlights Launching my website - it took me months to get my website up and running which is powered by Shopify. And there were days when I felt...


How to do charity shop shopping

Naadu Ashun

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How to do charity shop shopping
My love of trawling charity shops means I often find some great secondhand pieces. I love buying secondhand as its better for the environment, it means I can update my wardrobe without spending too much and my money is going to good causes. It's also thrilling and really fun. Here I share my top 3 tips on charity shop shopping.
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