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xx   PURSE

A variety of items to make from leather. Includes (1) a long zippered carryall bag trimmed with suede and chamois, (2) a suede shoulder bag, and (3) a beaded fringe bag of cowhide.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Jan 1974 (v.52#1) pg. 51, 91, 36

How to make a suede clutch purse trimmed with grosgrain ribbon.
DECORATING & CRAFT IDEAS Nov 1977 (v.8#9) pg. 30, 63

How to tole-paint leather and make (1) a billfold, (2) a change purse, (3) a key chain, and (4) a director's chair seat and back.
DECORATING & CRAFT IDEAS Oct 1978 (v.9#8) pg. 55, 73

Clothing repair. Worn belt, unstitched leather, damaged handbag, raveled sweater, scuffed or stained leather, broken metal zipper, broken pearl necklace, torn wallet lining, stretched buttonholes, and cigarette burn.
FAMILY CIRCLE Apr 19 1983 (v.96#6) pg. 30, 135

A pair of purses to make from suede elbow patches, leather thongs and fabric scraps.
GOOD HOUSEKEEPING Nov 1978 (v.187#5) pg. 186, 200

Weaving with leather. Instructions for using leather strips for warp and weft. Includes instructions for making simple clutch and shoulder bag purses.
HANDWOVEN Jan-Feb 1984 (v.5#1) pg. 52, 102

Shoulder-strap purses made from deerskin (the "cashmere" of leather). Pattern for a contemporary purse included. Convert to "rustic" design by adding fringe.
LEATHER CRAFTERS & SADDLERS JOURNAL Mar-Apr 1994 (v.4#2) pg. 6, Insert

Ladies mini bag (purse) features a shoulder strap, snap attachment, and carved floral motif over the entire front, back, and flap.
LEATHER CRAFTERS & SADDLERS JOURNAL Mar-Apr 1995 (v.5#2) pg. 18, Insert

An oil tan leather purse features a shoulder strap and simple lacing along the bottom edge. Designed to be easily made in underdeveloped countries using limited tools.
LEATHER CRAFTERS & SADDLERS JOURNAL Mar-Apr 1995 (v.5#2) pg. 30, Insert

Unlined horseshoe purse features a strap handle, floral motif on the back and horseshoe/horsehead motif on flap.
LEATHER CRAFTERS & SADDLERS JOURNAL Mar-Apr 1995 (v.5#2) pg. Insert

New belt and buckle patterns. Part 4. Belts and matching accessories (billfold, wallet, clutch) to make as Christmas gifts. Features floral and/or leaf designs.
LEATHER CRAFTERS & SADDLERS JOURNAL Nov-Dec 1995 (v.5#6) pg. 28, Insert

Cobbled bag with shoulder strap. Leather pieces are fastened together using tacks. Diamond motif adorns the top of the flap and panels tooled to look like snakeskin decorate all four sides and flap.
LEATHER CRAFTERS & SADDLERS JOURNAL Jan-Feb 1996 (v.6#1) pg. 68, Insert

Cobbled bag. A new design for an older style that enlarges the opening and has a flat bottom allowing it to stand on its own.
LEATHER CRAFTERS & SADDLERS JOURNAL Mar-Apr 1996 (v.6#2) pg. 14, Insert

Saddlebag purse, a modification of a design used originally as shackle bags (carried by the guards of chain gangs). Front flaps on the two pouches and the cross-over panels are tooled in a leaf motif.
LEATHER CRAFTERS & SADDLERS JOURNAL Mar-Apr 1996 (v.6#2) pg. 22, Insert

Bold and distinctive leatherworking designs. (1) Clutch purse and matching ponytail holder with elaborate floral scrollwork. (2) Belt with bold leaf motif and matching man's billfold.
LEATHER CRAFTERS & SADDLERS JOURNAL Nov-Dec 1996 (v.6#6) pg. 10, Insert

Woman's shoulder bag has a braided leather drawstring closure with a heart-shaped conch adorning the slide closure. Body of the purse is tooled in a basket weave pattern.
LEATHER CRAFTERS & SADDLERS JOURNAL Sep-Oct 1998 (v.8#5) pg. 12, Insert

The 1-2-3's of purse making.
LEATHER CRAFTERS & SADDLERS JOURNAL Jan-Feb 1999 (v.9#1) pg. 22, Insert

Matching handbag and clutch purse made from lightweight tooling leather.
LEATHER CRAFTERS JOURNAL Nov-Dec 1991 (v.1#6) pg. 12, Insert

Design for a traditional leather hunting bag is adapted for use as a ladies handbag with a shoulder strap.
LEATHER CRAFTERS JOURNAL Jul-Aug 1992 (v.2#4) pg. 17, Insert

His and her Valentine gifts. Patterns and instructions for decorating a leather billfold and a leather clutch purse with a heart motif. The leather pieces are available in kit form.
LEATHER CRAFTERS JOURNAL Jan-Feb 1994 (v.4#1) pg. 39, Insert

Girl's jumper and matching shoulder bag are sewn from Ultrasuede.
NEEDLE & CRAFT Apr 1989 (v.12#2) pg. 53, 60, 44

Sew an ultrasuede clutch bag with a coordinating woven print fabric decorating the flap.
NEEDLE & THREAD Jan-Feb 1985 (v.5#1) pg. 12, 36

Tailored-looking handbag sewn from ultrasuede.
NEEDLE & THREAD May-Jun 1986 (v.6#3) pg. 14, 41

How to add an inside pocket to a leather bag.
SUNSET Nov 1979 (v.163#5) pg. 168

Making a leather bag. An introduction to sewing with leather. Includes pattern for a simple bag that can hang from the shoulder or wrap around the waist.
THREADS #16 Apr-May 1988 pg. 33

Red-hot accessories. Oval drawstring bag, wrapped bangle bracelets and a two-layer belt feature lacy designs punched in Ultrasuede.
THREADS #63 Feb-Mar 1996 pg. 56

Ultrasuede clutch edged with filigree cutout.
WOMAN'S DAY Nov 4 1980 (v.44#2) pg. 87, 138

Clutch bag sewn from polished synthetic leather in three colors on an ordinary sewing machine.
WOMAN'S DAY Oct 26 1982 (v.46#2) pg. 81, 152

Pleat-bordered evening shoulder bag to make from imitation leather or suede.
WOMAN'S DAY Nov 16 1982 (v.46#3) pg. 80, 213