THIS COMPETITION IS NOW CLOSED - THANK YOU
We are soooooo in love with Instagram here at U-Handbag. It’s fab for telling little visual stories and sharing lots of pretty photos, plus it’s full of GORGEOUS accounts jam-packed with tasty eye-candy to swoon over.
In fact, we love it so much that we are starting our very own Instagram Challenge and we’d love you to join us! (If you're an Instagram newbie, an #instachallenge is a series of prompts to inspire a photo for each day and it’s a great way for us (and your fellow makers) to find out more about you, what you like and what you do.)
Our challenge will start on Monday 20th November and run for seven days. Each day will have a different theme to inspire you, and we’ve listed them below to give you a head start on thinking about all the lovely pics you might share. All you need to do is post your image on the appropriate day and tag it with our special challenge hashtag #lovebagsmakebags (so we can find it!) and add the day's prompt too (ie #baglady, #spacetosew etc). You can also tag us - @uhandbag - and any people that you think might like to join in too (we don’t mind if they start halfway through – the more the merrier!).
We’ll be sharing our favourites from each day as the week goes on and then at the end we’ll pick our ultimate favourite image and that lucky person will win £50* to spend at U-Handbag.
Honestly, we can’t wait. Are you going to join us? We hope you can!
Here are your prompts:
Need a bit of insta-spiration?
Monday 20th November: FLASH YOUR STASH!
We just KNOW you have a big old stash of bag-making goodies. Is it fabric? A fabulous sewing kit full of gorgeous things? Or is it a collection of the bags you have made, or other bags and purses you have collected over the years? Whatever it is, we want you to FLASH IT.
Tuesday 21st NOVEMBER: BAG LADY
This might be a simple selfie, or maybe a bag-loving friend decked out in your creations, or even you in the process of making. We want to meet you (and your bags).
Wednesday 22nd NOVEMBER: MY FAVOURITE ….
What’s your favourite THING? Is it a bag you’re reeeeealllllly proud of? A useful sewing tool or gadget you can’t live without? A gorgeous piece of fabric? A colour you love? Something that inspires you? Your partner? Your cat? Basically, we need to know.
Thursday 23rd NOVEMBER: I MADE IT MY WAY
We'd love to see your really personal, special makes. Maybe it’s something you created from your own pattern, or something you made using something you love, or something unusual or recycled – like crazy faux-fur fabric or an old pair of jeans, for example.
Friday 24th November: SPACE TO SEW
We want to take a peek into your sewing room, see your sewing table or even a favourite corner of the sofa where you like to sew. Or is it more of a state of mind? How do you feel or want to feel when you’re making? We don’t care how messy it is, we’re just really, really nosey.
SATURDAY 25th November: WHAT’S IN YOUR BAG?
So what IS in your bag? Our handbags tend to resemble Dr Who's Tardis – superficially small on the outside and yet completely full of a surprisingly large amount of stuff on the inside. Maybe it’s your sewing bag? Or your make-up bag? If you’re a keen Instagrammer, this is a chance for some super-stylish flat-lay shots. There are lots of ideas on this Flickr account too.
SUNDAY 26th November: YOU WEAR IT WELL
This is a chance to show off your bags in action. What’s your favourite bag/outfit combo? Maybe you have a gorgeous party bag or colourful beach tote that doesn’t get much of a workout in everyday life. How do you style your bags? Do you match them to what you’re wearing? (if you do, we salute you) or maybe it’s a real old favourite that goes everywhere and does everything (like that Tardis).
Need a bit more inspiration? Here are a few of the accounts we love.
Bags & Sewing @woolandthegang @tulapink @brandonmably @lecien_fabrics @libertylondon
Creative Eye-Candy @abeautifulmess @geninne @graceandflora @allthatisshe @5ftinf @herinterest @laurachop @thejungalow
And if you have any other favourite accounts you like to follow, let us know!
*Excluding shipping charges