One of the biggest challenges that bag makers face is getting hold of the hardware they need. Fabric is easily obtained, whether in person or online, but by the time we get to interfacing, well, that’s kind of boring and not as easy to obtain, and I think the hardware just baffles shops entirely, so they don’t stock anything for fear of never selling things.
I can totally understand the shops’ point of view though, if no-one can tell them what’s needed, then they won’t be able to stock it, no shop owner wants to waste money and retail space. If you have the time, I’d love it if you could complete the survey below, hopefully something will come of it in the future :o)
Thanks for your time!