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Classic shoulder bag is sewn from upholstery fabric.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Nov 1972 (v.50#11) pg. 63

Photo shows how to store a variety of purses and totes by screwing coffee-mug hooks into the wall and making a frame of cording around the collection.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Jul 1977 (v.55#7) pg. 86

Placemat purse.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Sep 1980 (v.58#9) pg. 97, 156

Satin purse shaped like a woman's hand with a ring and lacy wrist.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Sep 1980 (v.58#9) pg. 97, 156

Drawstring purses have bottoms of small straw baskets and fabric tops.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Sep 1981 (v.59#9) pg. 43, 148

Strings of beads and pearls are used to fashion a decorative floral design on a clutch bag.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Apr 1984 (v.62#4) pg. 106, 159

Sew a muslin "cat" purse.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Sep 1985 (v.63#9) pg. 35, 163

Rose Blossom evening bag. Draw-string bag of satin and iridescent tulle forms a bud-shaped bag when closed.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Oct 1993 (v.71#10) pg. 100, 104

Make a belt bag. Hangs on your belt and serves to hold your wallet and other valuables.
BOYS' LIFE Jul 1987 (v.77#7) pg. 53

Placemat purses. (1) Straw tote. (2) Pleated purse with fabric flower accent. (3) Reversible clutch purse. (4) Floral ruffled purse with gold chain handle.
CRAFTS Aug 1991 (v.14#8) pg. 26, 51

Kitty clutch. A child's purse in the shape of a cat's head is sewn from sweatshirt fleece.
CRAFTS Dec 1991 (v.14#12) pg. 20, 47

Heart-shaped purse to make from fancy embroidered handkerchiefs and complementary cotton fabric.
CRAFTS May 1992 (v.15#5) pg. 28, 51

Purse and coin purse for a little girl is made by punching and lacing together bright colors of foam.
CRAFTS Jul 1994 (v.17#7) pg. 31, 39

Fleece bunny bag, a purse for a little girl, has a whimsical face with a pom pom nose. Ears, which form the handle, are joined with a bow and flowers.
CRAFTS Apr 1997 (v.20#4) pg. 26, 43

Fluffy lamb purse and hand puppet.
CRAFTS Apr 1998 (v.21#4) pg. 14, 39

Shoulder bags made from strips of colorful felt cording.
CREATIVE CRAFTS & MINIATURES #95 Oct 1983 (v.8#11) pg. 48

How to do postage stamp decoupage. Includes pictures of a mailbox, purse, and desk set. Includes instructions on how to decoupage the purse.
DECORATING & CRAFT IDEAS Apr 1974 (v.4#6) pg. 42

How to make a floral beaded handbag. Beading is worked on wool crepe, and bag has drawstring top.
DECORATING & CRAFT IDEAS Jan-Feb 1978 (v.9#1) pg. 47, 56

How to make a denim clutch purse.
DECORATING & CRAFT IDEAS May 1978 (v.9#4) pg. 72

How to decorate a basket purse with strawberries.
DECORATING & CRAFT IDEAS Jun 1978 (v.9#5) pg. 61, 73

How to make a shoulder bag from a linen tea towel.
DECORATING & CRAFT IDEAS Apr 1979 (v.10#3) pg. 36, 64

Soft-sculpture animal handbags.
DECORATING & CRAFT IDEAS Mar 1982 (v.13#2) pg. 36, 104

Twenty styles of totes, shoulder bags, clutches and carry-alls to sew.
FAMILY CIRCLE Nov 20 1978 (v.91#13) pg. 122, 178

A plaid duffle-bag style purse to sew.
FAMILY CIRCLE Nov 1 1979 (v.92#15) pg. 91, 137

Two flashy disco bags.
FAMILY CIRCLE Nov 1 1979 (v.92#15) pg. 91, 140

A dozen different purses to make. All bags are based on one pattern.
FAMILY CIRCLE Jun 24 1980 (v.93#9) pg. 72

Plaid clutch bag to sew.
FAMILY CIRCLE Nov 1 1980 (v.93#15) pg. 69, 132

Crafts for kids, all with a "bear" theme. Includes a baby bib, purse, diaper bag/tote bag, wash mitt, and "bear-ettes".
FAMILY CIRCLE Jul 10 1984 (v.97#10) pg. 52

Three styles of "antique" purses sewn from fabric scraps, lace trims and doilies.
GOOD HOUSEKEEPING Jul 1978 (v.187#1) pg. 138, 200, 220

Ribbon shoulder bag, lined with paisley fabric and sporting a gold tasseled strap.
GOOD HOUSEKEEPING Nov 1978 (v.187#5) pg. 192, 334

Disco bag looks like a gold record.
GOOD HOUSEKEEPING Nov 1979 (v.189#5) pg. 171, 306

Three sizes of petite purses to sew from calico.
GOOD HOUSEKEEPING Nov 1979 (v.189#5) pg. 173, 312

Christmas stocking shoulder bag in pleasing plaid has eyelet-trimmed "collar" and pocket.
GOOD HOUSEKEEPING Nov 1983 (v.197#5) pg. 174, 344

Satin evening bag is sewn from a lattice of woven ribbons.
GOOD HOUSEKEEPING Mar 1985 (v.200#3) pg. 108, 292

Make a ribbon reticule from strips of satin ribbon sewn together and a braided ribbon strap.
GOOD HOUSEKEEPING Mar 1985 (v.200#3) pg. 108, 293

Matching checkbook cover, keycase and mini duffel bag (8" long) are made from soft chamois, with bold center stripes.
GOOD HOUSEKEEPING Nov 1985 (v.201#5) pg. 158, 304

Ice-cream-cone shoulder bag for a little girl holds a rag doll with yarn pigtails.
GOOD HOUSEKEEPING Nov 1986 (v.203#5) pg. 186, 250

Drawstring evening bag is made from taffeta and decorated with sequins.
GOOD HOUSEKEEPING Nov 1988 (v.207#5) pg. 110, 250

Projects with a floral emphasis. (1) Shoulder bag covered with satin rosebuds. (2) Small, circular evening bag with a large camellia motif.
GOOD HOUSEKEEPING Dec 1988 (v.207#6) pg. 58, 252

Holiday party purse, 10"x11", in a 1940s drawstring style, is sewn from velveteen and trimmed with bows and a ribbon ruffle.
GOOD HOUSEKEEPING Nov 1989 (v.209#5) pg. 136, 298

Little purses made from eyelet and lace ribbons and flowers. Instructions included for (1) Scalloped Medallion Purse, (2) Eyelet Pouch, (3) Heart's Delight Purse (with a sachet pouch), (4) Doily Discovery Bag, and (5) Country Garden Clutch.
GOOD HOUSEKEEPING NEEDLECRAFT Spring-Summer 1978 pg. 50, 111

Beaded "dewdrop" evening bag is made from black satin and glass beads.
HANDMADE #11 Nov-Dec 1983 (v.3#4) pg. 109, 87

Square of tapestry to weave on a small cardboard loom is an inset to accent a purse sewn from ultrasuede. Plans for 9"x6" purse with shoulder strap included.
HANDWOVEN May-Jun 1991 (v.12#3) pg. 42, 91

Grosgrain drawstring bag and matching belt are sewn from three colors of grosgrain ribbon.
LADIES HOME JOURNAL NEEDLE & CRAFT Fall-Winter 1978 (v.9#1) pg. 76, 107

How to make a drawstring bag from casement cloth with ribbons woven through loose weave areas of the fabric.
LADIES HOME JOURNAL NEEDLE & CRAFT Fall-Winter 1978 (v.9#1) pg. 76, 107

Four small handbags are sewn from satin and covered with pieces of lace.
McCALLS NEEDLEWORK & CRAFTS Summer 1978 (v.23#2) pg. 106, 139

Helmet, fingerless gloves and shoulder bag are made from felted wool and embroidered in ethnic crewelwork.
McCALLS NEEDLEWORK & CRAFTS Dec 1988 (v.33#8) pg. 44, 24

Recycling old jeans. How to make a "Jean-Bag" purse.
MOTHER EARTH NEWS #51 May-Jun 1978 pg. 164

A wardrobe of beautiful purses to make. (1) Tapestry clutch purse. (2) Victorian Penny Pouch. (3) Two styles of velvet and tapestry evening bags. (4) A satin wallet.
NEEDLE & THREAD Sep-Oct 1981 (v.1#4) pg. 10

"Hamburger A La Lunch" tote. A soft sculpture shaped like a "deluxe" hamburger can be used as a purse or lunch bag.
NEEDLE & THREAD Jul-Aug 1983 (v.3#4) pg. 38, 49, 29

Sew a woman's seminole piecework handbag.
NEEDLE & THREAD May-Jun 1984 (v.4#3) pg. 19, 28, 49

Sew a woman's handbag decorated with the folded ribbon star.
NEEDLE & THREAD May-Jun 1984 (v.4#3) pg. 19, 50

Sixteen purses to make. Techniques include weaving, trapunto, knitting, needlepoint, stenciling, quilted neckties, crocheting, patchwork and netting.
NEEDLECRAFT FOR TODAY Jul-Aug 1979 (v.2#4) pg. 10, 39
Correction NEEDLECRAFT FOR TODAY Nov-Dec 1979 (v.2#6) pg. 6

Scarf and matching drawstring bag to make from fabric you batik yourself.
NEEDLECRAFT FOR TODAY Nov-Dec 1979 (v.2#6) pg. 19, 56

Three children's coin purses sewn from felt. Patterns for a duck, fish, and elephant.
NEEDLECRAFT FOR TODAY Jul-Aug 1980 (v.3#4) pg. 19, 54

Recycle blue jean pockets into small purses or storage bags for hosiery, jewelry, etc.
NEEDLECRAFT FOR TODAY Jul-Aug 1983 (v.6#4) pg. 8, 41

Jute-handled purse and a jeans-leg tote bag are both made from recycled blue jeans.
NEEDLECRAFT FOR TODAY Jul-Aug 1983 (v.6#4) pg. 8, 41, 24

"Oliver Owl" purse accessories. Cigarette and eyeglass cases, and coin purse.
NEEDLECRAFT FOR TODAY Sep-Oct 1984 (v.7#5) pg. 8, 24, 39

Reviving the art of feltmaking. Describes selection and preparation of wool, the felting process and includes instructions for shaping slippers, a hat, pouch and purse.
SPIN-OFF Spring 1988 (v.12#1) pg. 47

Belt bag for a biker. Made of duck or denim, this small bag will hold wallet, keys, etc.
SUNSET Aug 1981 (v.167#2) pg. 80

Heart-shaped shoulder bag is sewn from a bandanna.
SUNSET Feb 1985 (v.174#2) pg. 134

Two easy-to-sew zippered pockets for traveler keep important property secured to the body. One is a belt pocket, the second is a two-compartment ankle pocket.
SUNSET Aug 1986 (v.177#2) pg. 89

Brand new antique purses. How to combine a vintage frame and luxurious fabrics. Construction techniques for a triangular gusset purse.
THREADS #34 Apr-May 1991 pg. 68

Origami, the Japanese art of paper folding, is used to make three styles of purses. Cloth, stiffened with fabric stiffener, is substituted for paper. Instructions included for wedge, dollar-bill and triangular purses.
THREADS #65 Jun-Jul 1996 pg. 46

The perfect little bag. How to design and sew a simple purse to complement an outfit.
THREADS #78 Aug-Sep 1998 pg. 59

Three tiny purses. (1) Shell-crocheted pouch, (2) oblong drawstring pouch, and (3) woven ribbon pouch.
WOMAN'S DAY Aug 7 1978 (v.41#13) pg. 75, 152

Handbag organizer holds an address book, cards, pen and memo pad. Est. cost: $2.
WOMAN'S DAY Sep 1 1978 (v.41#14) pg. 97, 164

Fabric shoulder bag with large white gloves on each side to hold keys, etc.
WOMAN'S DAY Oct 23 1978 (v.42#2) pg. 114, 210

Black and gold satin clutch.
WOMAN'S DAY Oct 23 1978 (v.42#2) pg. 116, 200

Tufted satin purse.
WOMAN'S DAY Dec 19 1978 (v.42#4) pg. 44, 158

Things to make from handkerchiefs. Instructions for sewing a middy tie, a bow tie, kite-tail belt, rose pin, rope belt, jabot and a swag bag.
WOMAN'S DAY May 22 1979 (v.42#10) pg. 48, 190

Transparent belt purse to make from a cosmetic bag decorated with rhinestones.
WOMAN'S DAY Jul 17 1979 (v.42#12) pg. 96, 122

Ruffled heart shoulder bag to sew from scraps of fabric.
WOMAN'S DAY Jul 17 1979 (v.42#12) pg. 98, 138

Tin shoulder bag is a canister covered with fabric.
WOMAN'S DAY Jul 17 1979 (v.42#12) pg. 99, 138

Expandable shoulder bag pouch.
WOMAN'S DAY Nov 25 1980 (v.44#3) pg. 112, 180

Black-vinyl clutch bag made from two oval-shaped vinyl placemats.
WOMAN'S DAY Jul 14 1981 (v.44#12) pg. 97, 133

Purse made from a small woven basket equipped with a drawstring top.
WOMAN'S DAY Jul 14 1981 (v.44#12) pg. 99, 134

Satin cummerbund and clutch purse for a woman.
WOMAN'S DAY Nov 3 1981 (v.45#2) pg. 83, 148

Satin-and-lace drawstring evening bag.
WOMAN'S DAY Nov 3 1981 (v.45#2) pg. 83, 150

Handbags to make from country floral prints. (1) Shoulder tote. (2) Bucket drawstring. (3) Envelope shoulder bag. (4) Quilted clutch.
WOMAN'S DAY Apr 6 1982 (v.45#8) pg. 58, 165

Taffeta evening bag has 4 outside pockets, a tassel and drawstring cord.
WOMAN'S DAY Oct 26 1982 (v.46#2) pg. 74, 110

Make a tote bag, clutch purse, and duffel bag from inexpensive rag rugs.
WOMAN'S DAY Apr 5 1983 (v.46#8) pg. 45, 111

Stitch a spacious, sturdy canvas clutch in bold blocks of color with diagonal flap.
WOMAN'S DAY Oct 25 1983 (v.47#2) pg. 66, 161

Turn a wallet into an evening purse by attaching a decorative chain strap.
WOMAN'S DAY Oct 23 1984 (v.48#2) pg. 88

How to sew a mini-purse or shoulder bag from needlework canvas.
WORKBASKET Apr 1978 (v.43#7) pg. 29

Belt/purse combination made from felt and grosgrain ribbon.
WORKBASKET Oct 1978 (v.44#1) pg. 21

Little girl's purse sewn from fake fur looks like a lady bug.
WORKBASKET Mar 1979 (v.44#6) pg. 27

Child's purse is sewn from fake fur to look like a puppy's face.
WORKBASKET Sep 1985 (v.50#10) pg. 58

Two satin and lace drawstring bags. One serves as a money bag for the bride to wear during the reception dance, the other is a small purse.
WORKBASKET May 1989 (v.54#7) pg. 22

Step-by-step photos show how to make a purse, a wooden box with leather straps, from a kit.
WORKBENCH May-Jun 1971 (v.27#3) pg. 56