Author(s): Emma Brennan
Vintage bags are the perfect way to bring a touch of feminine style and retro glamour to any outfit. Here are eight original projects inspired by the elegance and sophistication of styles from the 1920s to the 1950s. The bags are made from easily acquired materials using straightforward techniques and come in a range of beautiful shapes. All the projects can be created from small amounts of fabric. Projects include: 1920s asymmetric clutch; 1920s Art Deco-inspired pocket bag; 1930s tie-handle bag; 1940s crescent bag; and 1950s flower handbag.
8 sewn bags with matching purses to make. Straightforward and will appeal to varying skill Levels. Designs made using workable patterns and easily accessible modern materials.
Emma Brennan trained as a broadcast journalist and worked for the BBC and independent radio as a newsreader, researcher and reporter. She now sells jewellery and handbags under her label, Charlie's Aunt (www.charliesaunt.com). Her books for GMC Publications include Making Vintage Accessories and Making Vintage Jewellery.