I have some good news today, I ordered some exterior sample fabric! I am finally on my way to making bags!
The bad news was that I had finally found fabric that could work well for my bag lining (it wasn’t glow-in-the-dark, but it was waterproof and lightweight), and had been told by the sales rep that the color could be customized, but apparently that’s not true. BOOO! The fabric I really wanted is only available in black, which is not ok for my bag lining. So I am quickly scrambling to find other fabrics that could work. I had a few back-up options, so I put in several calls this afternoon to those fabric companies and I am hoping by tomorrow afternoon I can pick my lining too.
The manufacturer in CA has committed to building some samples for me (hooray!) so I’m feeling really good now. My contact Randy (the guy who is trying to help me find other reputable manufacturers) is busy this week so I’m just waiting till things calm down for him. The biggest sign that he’s stressed out is that now none of his emails include any punctuation. Lately he’s been sending me tons of information in one giant run-on sentence. I hope he’s just busy, and not high.