Tagged: Strap - bondtax
- October 9, 2016 at 3:41 pm #12056
You mention a product called bondtax in the video which is used when making the strap. Can you please let me know where I can purchase this from. I have tried googling and nothing is coming up when I type in bondtax, bondtack.October 11, 2016 at 5:12 pm #12071Kathi GloverMember
HHhi Susan. I know Richard is having a tough time with the site and I don’t think he has seen this because he would have already answered. But so as not to leave you hanging I will try and answer. Bontex (in US, it has other names in other parts of the world) is available through a supplier but you will need about $100 order. The other option is through the store here on site. Linda and Richard made up a bontex kit that has all different types/thicknesses so you can try it as well as see what thicknesses will do what. Unless it has changed dramatically, I recall it having enough to complete the handbag classes through intermediate. That said, he has added alot more content for the new students, so it may not go that far. But you will get a lot of bags out of the kit. For what it’s worth I think it’s the only way to go. I still have some from years ago. They made it a very good deal for the students.October 12, 2016 at 7:22 am #12074
Thank you for replying. I am from Scotland, UK and new to the Academy and really excited about it. I did notice when browsing through the site that I can’t see the students pictures of their achievements which would have been nice to see what I am working towards. I will wait a few weeks and send Richard a note to see if there is anything I can do to rectify it. I.T is like cars great when they are working. Hopefully not too much of a headache for Richard. I did go onto the shop but the bontex kits are out of stock at the moment so will look again later and again will inform Richard of my interest to purchase.
Have you been with the Academy long? and would be great to see some pics of course works. 🙂October 22, 2016 at 5:25 pm #12243Richard ManigaultKeymaster
I apologize for not getting back to you! I didn’t received notifications that there was a question posted and I’m glad Kathi was able to respond. Unfortunately years of student bag post were lost due to a corrupted database. But you can view some of our student work in the gallery. Kathi has been with school almost since it’s inception.October 23, 2016 at 11:54 pm #12266
Hi Susan, The site is undergoing a lot of changes at the moment and the notifications haven’t been getting through. I have been a student with Richard and Linda from practically the beginning.
I have found a UK supplier of Texon (Bontex): TR Lawman, Northants. They have supplied me with smallish quantities of stocked sizes in the past. They usually have the T601 in 0.45 and 0.60mm. If they don’t have them in stock the minimum is 500 metres. You can contact Kari.Makinen@trlawman.co.uk
I managed to purchase 100 metres of T601 x o.30mm natural 100 x 150cm. This relates to the thinnest Richard uses for straps. If you are interested I am willing to send some to you at cost price £3.75 (includes the VAT and carriage to me) + the cost of postage to you. Let me know if you are interested I will send as little as one sheet if that is all you want.
Texon is also available from this French shop http://www.mando.fr/renfort/402-renfort-texon.html; also https://bagsupplies.eu/collections/interfacing/products/bontex-texon ( they only have 0.50, 1.00 and 1.50mm)October 24, 2016 at 12:06 pm #12277
Thank you for this information. I would very much appreciate if you were able to send me a few sheets. My address is 30 John Knox Gardens, Pitcairn, Glenrothes, Fife, Scotland, KY7 6FJ. This should let you calculate the postage. I did manage to purchase some from the internet but it did not mention the thickness when I purchased it so I am not sure I am using the correct thickness so getting some 0.30mm from yourself would help me tremendously.
Thanks Richard, I will take a look at the student gallery. It is always nice to see the other students achievements.
Susan LaurensonOctober 26, 2016 at 4:01 pm #12320
The Academy seems to be changing daily! As the sheets are 1.00 x 1.50 I trim the sheets to 50cm x 1.50m – which is along the bias for straps. I have trimmed 3 sheets for you. They will be £11.25 + £5.00 2nd class or £9.00 1st class postage, you choose. You can pay me by Pay Pal – Bonnie@Baggitz.com
I’ll wait to hear from you.
BonnieOctober 26, 2016 at 6:06 pm #12321
If you are able can you please send me 3 sheets as well.
My address is
the Rick Yard
Swansea, SA3 2EJ
I will PP as soon as I know if you are able to send me some
Would love to pop down to Tenby, but a family crisis at the moment.
Thanks very much, WendyOctober 31, 2016 at 9:05 am #12377
Hi Wendy, No problem about sending the texon – I can post immediately- just choose how you would like it sent – 1st or 2nd class and make Pay Pal payment to Bonnie@Baggitz.com
BonnieNovember 3, 2016 at 11:58 pm #12436
Only just seen this Bonnie – second class would be fine, will Paypal over now while I rememberNovember 4, 2016 at 9:44 pm #12473
Hi Bonnie, l have been busy making my messenger bags and did not notice your reply. I will pay you tomorrow and let you know once done.
Thanks again for your help 🙂November 5, 2016 at 7:28 pm #12477
Just a note to let you know that I have made a payment to you of £16.25 by paypal today.
Regards SusanNovember 7, 2016 at 9:22 pm #12534
Susan and Wendy your Texon was posted today. You should receive it shortly.November 9, 2016 at 11:28 pm #12538
Arrived this morning, Thanks very much for selling it to meNovember 12, 2016 at 6:42 pm #12594
Hi Bonnie, just a quickie to let you know that my parcel arrived yesterday. Thank you very much for that. Happy bagmaking everyone.
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