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« on: June 25, 2017 08:15:53 PM »

I love 50s retro/pin-up girl/rockabilly inspired things so when I saw this in the remnant bin at my local Walmart (I never saw it on a bolt! I missed out), I just had to have it:


The polka dot/cherry combo just screams ROCKABILLY PURSE to me, and I want to make it with a 50s style purse pattern. But I'm not having any luck finding any vintage/vintage style patterns (unless I want dresses and crop tops: there's quite a few of those out there).

Do any of y'all know of any patterns, free or paid? Any help would be appreciated.
For reference, it's just a couple inches shy of being three quarters of a yard.
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« Reply #1 on: June 26, 2017 12:11:29 AM »

Try the site www.allfreesewing.com/Bags-and-Purses
Some years ago with the newsletter to I think Butterick?MCCall patterns they send a free pdf bags/purses pattern.
 The one which was a retro purse pattern, I do not see it on their site just went to look, somewhere online maybe, was half moon shape the short handles tied with a knot.
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« Reply #2 on: June 26, 2017 11:38:56 AM »

I found one you're talking about. I think it's called a granny bag? They were relatively popular in that period. And generally very large, which rules one out as I don't have enough fabric. Sad
And I did a LOT more research (I always seem to use the wrong keywords so I tried tons of variations of "50s/vintage/purses/bags") and it seems that clutch purses were super popular back then. Sadly, I don't do clutches because the few times I've carried them, I've left them behind somewhere and had to go running back in search of them. Tongue
Purses with the frames were somewhat popular, too. I already knew that but promised my husband no more buying supplies until I used up more stash. Heck, he only bought the remnant because I've recently used up a couple yards of fabric making purses.
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« Reply #3 on: September 07, 2017 11:18:06 AM »

Try Swoon Patterns. She has a couple barrel bags that are pretty retro.
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« Reply #4 on: September 07, 2017 05:41:13 PM »

I found her patterns recently! I just have to figure out which one I want because she's got several vintage/retro style purse patterns!
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