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    purse hardware - reasonable shipping?

    Does anyone have a source for purse hardware that has a reasonable shipping fee? I can't find what I need locally and don't want to spend $8-12 to ship $4 worth of items. I have checked ebay and etsy, but either didn't find what I wanted or the shipping high also.

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    I've gotten some good deals on amazon. Depends on what you're looking for.

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    Hancocks Fabric usually has a decent selection of purse hardware at this time of the year.
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    Yes, tried those also. Hancock's didn't have what I needed and the seller thru Amazon was the same one with the high shipping I saw earlier.

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    How about Hobby Lobby--have you ck'd there? Do you have a store nearby, or could you look on line?

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    Homesew.com and Newarkdressmakersupply.com have low shipping. Also try Jhittle online.
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    What are you looking for, specifically?
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    It gets so frustrating to have to pay so much for shipping when the product is so inexpensive! Hope you find what you are looking for.

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    Have you tried the thrift stores? or even estate sales!

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    I did try Hancock's, Joann's, Michaels. None had what I need. I am looking for 3/4" slider buckles (no prongs) and swivel hooks. I've seen the swivel hooks, but trying to find all in one place. I may have to resort to thrift stores to see if anything in stock has what i want and can recycle.

    thanks for the links, will also try homesew, newark and jhittle.

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    Do you have a Tandy Leather nearby? They carry a good line of purse hardware. Haven't checked on-line though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by San Luis View Post
    Do you have a Tandy Leather nearby? They carry a good line of purse hardware. Haven't checked on-line though.
    none nearby and didn't find everything i needed online.

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    I finally found something I think I can work with. I had to get 1" instead of 3/4" but hoping I can adjust the pattern w/o too much difficulty (that part was pretty confusing). Also got a different style in 3/4" as a backup. Rockywoods was the name of the shop. I've never bought from them...hoping they are reputable.

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    you can get D rings and O rings and snaps in a gold color at the hardware...
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    Sometimes if you call the site and discuss shipping with them they will (adjust) fix the shipping rate for you. I was ordering machine needles once and the stated shipping on the site was three times the cost of the needles, I called them and they sent my needles in a first class envelope for 89. Sometimes it is worth a phone call.
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    HAve you found JHittle.com ? I use the exclusively now for my supplies. Very resonable to start plus many specials.
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    I've gotten patterns from Rockywood. I get all my strapping & hardware from CountryBrook:
    http://www.countrybrookdesign.com/
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    Quote Originally Posted by PaperPrincess View Post
    I've gotten patterns from Rockywood. I get all my strapping & hardware from CountryBrook:
    http://www.countrybrookdesign.com/
    That's a great site for hardware if I ever decide to buy in bulk. I don't make a lot of bags, so it's better for me to buy just what I need for now. Thanks for the link, I've bookmarked it.

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    Just got a Nancy's Notions catalog today with free shipping and I know she has purse hardware, not sure if it is what you want but the free shipping is until 9-5-2014. Did not see a min. amount on the cover.

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    Quote Originally Posted by katier825 View Post
    I finally found something I think I can work with. I had to get 1" instead of 3/4" but hoping I can adjust the pattern w/o too much difficulty (that part was pretty confusing). Also got a different style in 3/4" as a backup. Rockywoods was the name of the shop. I've never bought from them...hoping they are reputable.
    Apparently making bags is very trendy and worthwhile. I saw a post where someone paid a very small amount to participate in a craft fair, and ended up selling almost four hundred dollars worth of handmade clutches. She was very happy so it was apparently a profit situation.

    Oh and craft fair season is coming soon.

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