Vintage Hiawatha Purse Crochet Pattern Collection for Beaded Bags and Accessories 1940s Hiawatha Beaded Handbags Purses Accessories Book 40


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Note that listing is for a digital pattern book in PDF format, not the original book or the finished purses. Most of these purses used size 9 or 10 3-cut or 2-cut beads, and they are truly stunning when made.

General instructions for Crochet and Stringing Beads
Instructions are included for crocheting the bags pictured, including:
The Melina
The Streamlined
The Pillbox
The Classic
The Tailored
Miniature Evening Pouch
Envelope Change Purse
Versatile Cosmetic Kit
Pancake Makeup Case
Mad Money Purse
Flowerpetal Evening Bag
and several more
They are all crochet patterns (some could be adapted for knitting). Some materials lists include a custom Hiawatha lining kit, but these can easily be lined by creating a pattern based on the finished bag. I recommend a midweight satin. You will need beads, crochet silk (such as Size F Purely Silk twist), crochet hooks, etc. to make these purses. Please let me know if you have any questions prior to purchase.

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