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1940s Style Fold Top Purse

Added Nov 23, 2015

by SeamRacer

St. Louis, Misso...






I made this 1940s inspired purse from a free pattern (link to the source below), some faux alligator leather, and scraps on hand. This was really incredibly easy to make and is very fun to use and wear, especially when it turns out so darn classy! The two looped straps fold into one another to facilitate the closing and opening. The inside lining of broadcloth is customized with the addition of a large pocket and a small one to hold my ‘necessities’ – my phone and lipstick. ‘Tarlatan’, a starched stiff muslin, was used to stabilize the circular bottom. For more pictures and info, visit my blog https://seamracer.wordpress.com/2015/11/19/a-1940s-faux-alligator-leather-purse/




Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter
Garment Type
Business, Casual, Classic, Evening Wear, Vintage
Cotton, Blends, Leather/Fur


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    Dec 5, 2015, 12.15 PMby sewing fanatic

    very very nice purse. love the 40s! x

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      Dec 7, 2015, 06.46 AMby SeamRacer

      Thank you.

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    Dec 1, 2015, 10.26 PMby pinkgribble

    Now that is cool! Love it. Thanks for the link too.

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      Dec 2, 2015, 04.56 AMby SeamRacer

      Thanks! No problem, glad you enjoy the link – free is good :)

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    Nov 26, 2015, 09.03 PMby SeamRacer

    Thank you for your kind comments everyone!

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    Nov 25, 2015, 03.02 PMby kisses

    I like

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    Nov 25, 2015, 11.23 AMby Elpida Kyriakou

    I love this bag!

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    Nov 25, 2015, 07.55 AMby martinK

    that’s a great bag!

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      Nov 26, 2015, 09.02 PMby SeamRacer

      Thank you, Martin!

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    Nov 25, 2015, 07.00 AMby SueMH

    Very cool!

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    Nov 24, 2015, 06.26 AMby Mary Athey

    Love this x

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    Nov 24, 2015, 01.06 AMby izbott

    Very nicely done. I like it a lot.

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