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Vintage Style Bangle Purse

Added Feb 15, 2011

by moonbell

Cushing, Oklahom...






I crocheted this purse from the first part of the instructions of “Topaz Purse” by Sylvia Landman. I left off the last few rounds and the ruffle section. I then sewed the lining out of a shiny interior decorating fabric in beige. I used some reclaimed wooden (maybe bamboo?) handles and irridescent ribbon I got in a grab bag (I took out the wire first). I had to hand-sew the lining/outer/ribbon because it wasn’t going to fit on the machine. Tedious, but I loved the final results!

Material Notes

crochet cotton, beige interior decorating fabric, ribbon, wood bangle handles




Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter
Garment Type
Bohemian, Evening Wear, Goth/Gothic Lolita, Victorian, Vintage
Cotton, Blends


Topaz Purse

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    Apr 14, 2011, 10.29 PMby marimadi

    Very cute! A long time a go, I crocheted a bag, and it was laborious, but it was worth it.

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    Feb 24, 2011, 11.09 AMby nookie

    i just looked at the pattern you used and your version is sooooo much better. very classy and vintage as opposed to nannaish.

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      Mar 1, 2011, 09.09 PMby moonbell

      Thank you. :) I just stopped when I was happy with the way it looked, and accidental editing I supposed.

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    Feb 18, 2011, 04.25 PMby moonbell

    Thank you all. I loved this pattern, but am currently reworking some vintage rose/leaf motifs so that I can have a completely original piece.

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    Feb 17, 2011, 01.45 PMby Lora Martinez

    This is a lovely purse, I adore all things crochet.

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      Feb 18, 2011, 06.51 AMby Forbiddenflavor Flavor

      your talent is pure …….believe it or not sweetie …..somtime we wake up and the design is there ……..i know your talent once again is pure …….it comes within……..god love us he give it …….and we make…….i am so glad that i am one of the ones and you are too ……..the talent is only the beginning for what god has for us ……sweetie just do it……god bless keep sewing and see what happen………i can’t wait 2 seeeeeeeeeee………thumbs up 2 u sweetie…….from MS. FORBIDDENFLAVOR:)

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    Feb 17, 2011, 10.48 AMby zaarissima

    great work! a really beautiful bag!!!

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    Feb 17, 2011, 10.29 AMby pollygirl

    This is so inspiring! I’ve just started crocheting and hope to be able to make something like this someday. Wood really looks so lovely with crochet cotton.

    Is this Size 10 thread, by the way? And how big is the purse? =)

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      Feb 18, 2011, 04.13 PMby moonbell

      Thank you! It is size 10 thread, the purse ended up being about 6" in diameter, so it is definitely an evening bag or “I don’t have kids yet” bag. :)

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    Feb 16, 2011, 08.40 PMby moonbell

    Thank you all.

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    Feb 16, 2011, 07.40 PMby nidhi


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    Feb 16, 2011, 02.53 PMby libra-s

    Absolutly pretty!! Love it!

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    Feb 16, 2011, 10.06 AMby Rruza

    I like it so much!This bag send me in past, like my mums bag .Really nice

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    Feb 16, 2011, 08.36 AMby zenica

    This is so pretty! You’ve got to sew a matching dress now ;-)

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    Feb 16, 2011, 07.04 AMby Natasha Venzke

    That’s very pretty

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