If you thought choices of fabrics for handbags were limited, think again. When it comes to choosing the best fabric for your handbag, study your options. Think about how you will use your fabric handbag. Will it be coddled or subjected to daily wear and tear? Research pros and cons of different fabrics. Pay attention to cleaning instructions.
Here are a few popular types of fabric to consider when shopping for the best fabric tote bag or handbag: reinforced cotton, laminated jute, microballistic nylon, crochets/knits, canvas, silk, jacquard, tapestry, corduroy, chenille, suede and microfibers. (Note: many fabric handbags are constructed with a blend of fabrics to add durability.)