Navy blue bead knitted purse

Reproduction Purse Patterns


These patterns are reproductions of late 19th Century and early 20th Century pattern books



NEW! Every reproduction book on this page can now be purchased as either a print, bound booklet for the price listed, on a cd for you to print yourself, or can be sent to you as a PDF file which you can print yourself.  All cds are $12.95, all downloads $12.00.  See additional details of all media at bottom of page.  I am still working on adding automatic downloads after purchase.  In the meantime you can order the pattern and I'll email it to you once I receive your order.

Click on the cover for pictures of patterns included in booklets.


Cover of Book of Bags by Heminway Silks
 

R001/Reproduction of A Book of Bags by Heminway Silks  

This is a copy of this booklet.  The original booklet is not for sale.  Published by the H.K.H. Silk Co. in 1922.

There are 11 patterns for beaded and crocheted bags.  34 pages total. These bags were designed by Jane C. Gilbert for the H.K.H Silk Company of New York.   To see a picture of each of the bags in the booklet click on the picture to the left.

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Cover of Book of Bags No. 2 by Heminway Silks
 

R002/Reproduction of The Book of Bags No. 2 by Heminway Silks  

This is a copy of this booklet.  The original booklet is not for sale.  Published by the H.K.H. Silk Co. in 1924.

There are 18 patterns for beaded knit and crocheted bags.  38 pages total. These bags were designed by Jane C. Gilbert for the H.K.H Silk Company of New York.  To see a picture of each of the bags in the booklet click on the picture to the left.

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Cover of Book of Bags No. 3 by Heminway Silks
 

R003/Reproduction of The Book of Bags No. 3 by Heminway Silks  

This is a copy of this booklet.   The original booklet is not for sale.  I have not found a date on this, but the Book of Bags #2 was published in 1924.

There are 17 patterns for beaded knit and crocheted bags.  There are also 4 embroidered bags.  37 pages total. These bags were designed by Jane C. Gilbert for the H.K.H Silk Company of New York.  To see a picture of each of the bags in the booklet click on the picture to the left.

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Cover of Book of Bags No. 5 by Heminway Silks
 

R004/Reproduction of A Book of Bags No. 5 by Heminway Silks  

This is a copy of this booklet.   The original booklet is not for sale.  I have not found a date on this, but the Book of Bags #2 was published in 1924.

There are 8 patterns for beaded knit and crocheted bags.  20 pages total. These bags were designed by Jane C. Gilbert for the H.K.H Silk Company of New York.  To see a picture of each of the bags in the booklet click on the picture to the left.

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Cover of Hiawatha Book of Beaded Bags, 7th Edition
 

R005/Reproduction of The Hiawatha Book of Beaded Bags, 7th Edition  

This is a copy of this booklet  The original booklet is not for sale. Published by The Dritz-Traum Co. in 1924.

There are 19 patterns for beaded knitted and crocheted bags. There are also 6 crocheted or beaded chains.  32 pages total. There is no indication of who designed these bags.  To see a picture of each of the bags in the pamphlet click on the picture to the left. 

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Cover of Hiawatha Book of Beaded Bags, 8th Edition
 

R006/Reproduction of The Hiawatha Book of Beaded Bags, 8th Edition  

This is a copy of this booklet  The original booklet is not for sale. Published by The Dritz-Traum Co. in 1925.

There are 21 patterns for beaded knitted and crocheted bags and 3 patterns for necklaces.  35 pages total. These bags were designed by Harriet B. Davis.  To see a picture of each of the bags in the pamphlet click on the picture to the left.  Please note that many of the same bags are in both the 8th edition and the 10 edition.

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Cover of Hiawatha Book of Beaded Bags, 9th Edition
 

R007/Reproduction of The Hiawatha Book of Beaded Bags, 9th Edition

This is a copy of this booklet  The original booklet is not for sale. Published by The Dritz-Traum Co. in 1926.

There are 15 patterns for beaded knitted and needle woven bags and 6 patterns for necklaces.  26 pages total. These bags were designed by Harriet B. Davis.  To see a picture of each of the bags in the pamphlet click on the picture to the left. 

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Cover of Hiawatha Book of Beaded Bags, 10th Edition
 

R008/Reproduction of The Hiawatha Book of Beaded Bags, 10th Edition

This is a copy of this booklet  The original booklet is not for sale. Published by The Dritz-Traum Co. in 1927.

There are 18 patterns for beaded knitted and crocheted bags and 3 patterns for necklaces.  35 pages total. These bags were designed by Harriet B. Davis.  To see a picture of each of the bags in the pamphlet click on the picture to the left.  Please note that many of the same bags are in both the 8th edition and the 10 edition.

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Cover of Hiawatha Beaded Bag Pamphlets
 

R009/Reproduction of Hiawatha Beaded Bag Pamphlets

This is a copy of two Hiawatha pamphlets.  The original pamphlets are not for sale. Published by The Dritz-Traum Company, there are not full sized booklets, but smaller pamphlets that were handed out as freebees.  I have not found a date on either of them.

There are 10 patterns for beaded knitted and crocheted bags and one for a crocheted chain.  12 pages total. There is no indication of who designed the bags.  To see a picture of each of the bags in the pamphlet click on the picture to the left.

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Cover of Julian Roberts Beaded Bags and Chains
 

R010/Reproduction of Julian Roberts Crocheted And Knitted Beaded Bags and Chains

This is a copy of this booklet.   The original booklet is not for sale. Published by the Julian Roberts, Co. in 1925.

There are 18 patterns for beaded knit and crocheted bags.  There are also 3 crocheted chains.  20 pages total. There is no indication of who designed the bags.   To see a picture of each of the bags in the booklet click on the picture to the left.

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Cover of Richardson Book of Beaded Bags #30
 

R011/Reproduction of The Richardson Book of Beaded Bags No. 30

This is a copy of this booklet.  The original booklet is not for sale. Published by Richardson's Silk.  These same patterns were also published as The Belding Book of Beaded Bags No. 2.  I've not found a date on either of them.

There are 9 patterns for beaded crocheted bags.  20 pages total. There is no indication of who designed the bags.   To see a picture of each of the bags in the booklet click on the picture to the left.

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Cover of Belding Book of Knitted Beaded Bags
 

R012/Reproduction of The Belding Book of Knitted Beaded Bags

This is a copy of this booklet.  The original booklet is not for sale. Published by The Belding Silk Company.   I have not found a date on it.

There are 9 patterns for beaded knitted bags. 16 pages total. There is no indication of who designed the bags.  To see a picture of each of the bags in the booklet click on the picture to the left.

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Cover of Brainerd & Armstrong Purse and Bag Book
 

R013/Reproduction of Brainerd & Armstrong Co. Purse and Bag Book

This is a copy of this booklet.   The original booklet is not for sale. Published by the Brainerd & Armstrong Co. in 1901.

There are 15 patterns for beaded crocheted and knit bags.  There is also a pattern for a penwiper and another for an infant's crocheted hood.  31 pages total. There is no indication of who designed the bags.   To see a picture of each of the bags in the booklet click on the picture to the left.

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Cover of Martha Washington Beaded Bags
 

R014/Reproduction of Beaded Bags Made Of Martha Washington Silk Threads

This is a copy of this booklet.   The original booklet is not for sale.  Published by the D.E. Adams Co., Inc in 1925.

There are 14 patterns for beaded knit and crocheted bags.  There are also 2 needlepoint bags.  33 pages total. There is no indication of who designed the bags.  To see a picture of each of the bags in the booklet click on the picture to the left.

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Cover of Corticelli Crocheted Bags & Purses #4
 

R015/Reproduction of Corticelli Crocheted Bags & Purses No. 4

This is a copy of this booklet.   The original booklet is not for sale. Published by the Corticelli Silk Mills Company in 1917.

There are 26 patterns for crocheted bags.  Although only 2 of them are beaded, beads could easily be added to the other patterns. 34 pages total. There is no indication of who designed the bags.   To see a picture of each of the bags in the booklet click on the picture to the left.

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Cover of Corticelli Silk Purses and Bags
 

R016/Reproduction of Corticelli Silk Purses and Bags

This is a copy of this booklet.   The original booklet is not for sale. Published by the Corticelli Silk Mills Nonotuck Silk Company.  The patterns were originally published in the Home Needlework Magazine in 1900 and 1901.

There are 17 patterns for beaded crocheted bags.  41 pages total. There is no indication of who designed the bags.   To see a picture of each of the bags in the booklet click on the picture to the left.

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Cover of Home Needlework Magazines 1901
 

R018/Reproduction of Beaded Purse Patterns from Home Needlework Magazines 1901

This is a copy of the patterns.  The original Home Needlework Magazines are not for sale. Published by the Florence Publishing Company in July and October, 1901, these patterns are the continuation of the series of articles that were compiled into Corticelli Silk Purses and Bags (R016, above.)  I have the entire series and will add it as I find the time.

There are 25 patterns for beaded crocheted bags and one for a beaded cardcase.  41 pages total. There is no indication of who designed the bags.  To see a picture of each of the bags in the booklet click on the picture to the left.

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Information about the reproductions:

Each page of every book has been digitally scanned and then retouched to remove stains, tears, and staple holes.

Printed booklets are printed on high quality extra bright white acid-free paper and are bound with clear plastic covers and a comb binding. This allows the open book to lay flat while working the patterns.  Pages that are in color in the original are printed in color.  Book page size is 8 1/2 x 11.

CD-Rom file is in Acrobat Reader PDF format.  I am a licensed distributor of Adobe Acrobat Reader Software and the latest version is included on the CD.  Each time you want to use a pattern you can print out a new page or pages as you need them.  Each CD comes in a protective case with a full color label.  All CDs have a lifetime guarantee - if a CD ever has a problem send it back to me for a replacement.  All scans are invisibly digitally watermarked and the PDF files are locked against editing and copying.

Downloaded file is in the same Acrobat Reader PDF format as on the CDs.

Every one of the reproductions are of an original in my personal collection.  The original publication has lost its original copyright and is now in the public domain.  However, all of the scans found within each book or PDF file belong to Jacqueline Smith and may not be reproduced without permission.  Copyright 2001-2010.

The books, CDs, PDF files and their contents are for the sole intended use of the original buyer. They alone have permission to make prints from the CDs or PDF files for personal use only.