HOW TO STUFF YOUR DESIGNER BAGSPosted on
Stuffing your purse is essential in prolonging its life; it provides support and reinforcement so that your bags do not slump, fall or soften over time. In addition, stuffing gives your bag more structure, preventing creasing on sensitive materials like lambskin leather.
Tip: A key to not overstuffing your bag is to stuff it to its natural shape – how it appeared when first unboxed or seen at the boutique. Overstuffing can stretch the material of your handbag, giving it a saggy look, so it's essential to watch out for overstuffing!
What you can use to stuff your bags
Acid-Free Tissue Paper – Normal paper from your magazines and newspapers will turn acidic, yellow and brittle with age. Acid-free tissue paper is specially processed to remove contaminants to be PH7 or greater. It is also commonly used to wrap artifacts in museums.
Soft white towels – Of various sizes depending on the size of your bag.
Packing paper – Thicker than tissue paper, better for loosely stuffing more oversized bags.
Fabric Remnants – Make sure they are clean and don't have prints, as printed fabric may transfer to the interior of your bag.
Purse inserts – Also known as handbag organizers, purse inserts can help you compartmentalize your receptacle while allowing it to hold its shape.
Custom purse pillows – Made from satin and are on the pricier side. Purse pillows are the recommended choice if you're a handbag collector who wants to take extra special care of your treasured bags.
What to avoid
A good rule is to avoid stuffing your bag with anything printed, as the ink may bleed through onto the purse lining. You should also avoid bubble wrap as the density blocks air circulation, leading to conditions where mold and mildew can develop (especially if it is humid where you live).
There you have it, a comprehensive guide to help you stuff your bags and keep them in ideal condition. Maintain the shape of your beloved designer purse for years by ensuring that you follow these tips! Which fact surprised you the most?