Marie Pace Designs: Handcrafted Bags and Accessories

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Many of the styles you will see here at Marie Pace, or on display at craft-as-art events, are constructed from Ultrasuede® HP. This superior performance textile is a product from the originators of micro-fiber suede fabric.

Ultrasuede® textiles are designed and manufactured with a passion for excellence and a commitment to being environmentally responsible. The Ultrasuede® products that I choose for my work are made with 100% recycled ultra-micro-fiber.

Ultrasuede® HP qualities include:

• Natural-looking suede surface

• Soft, plush, sensuous feel

• Excellent breathability and comfort to the skin

• Superior resistance to crocking, pilling, fraying, stretching

• Excellent color-fastness

• Spot cleanable and machine washable

• Manufactured under conditions defining today’s most advanced environmentally secure standards


Spot cleaning is easy with a lint free cloth or sponge dampened only with water. Gently pat the area to clean away any spills that may occur. Use of a soft bristle brush will help to pick up the nap and can be used to eliminate soil that can build up on edges.

Bags made in Ultrasuede HP are machine washable. Follow instructions typical to fine washables: cold water, mild detergent, gentle wash cycle and hang to dry. Gentle machine washing with care will often add years of use to a bag.

For extreme oil based stains not removable with water, the fabric manufacturer recommends the use of ethyl alcohol. Take two rags, one soaked in ethyl alcohol, the other clean and dry. Pat the stained area with the alcohol-soaked cloth, then pat the loosened dirt and oil off with the dry cloth. Repeat depending on degree of soiling. This method can be effective on stains like ball point ink and very noily food.


The cleaning process that I recommend for the tapestries is very much the same as that for Ultrasuede®. Gently spot cleaning with a dampened cloth or sponge will take care of most spots or stains. Hand washing with mild detergent is recommended for most tapestries.