Period Patterns Sewing Pattern Number 93
Bags, Purses and Pouches
Pattern Condition: Uncut, factory folded and complete with instructions, historical notes and illustrations.
A Mediaeval Miscellanea publication
Period Patterns no. 93 contains 23 general methods for making purses and attached pouches, dagger hangers, etc. It also has patterns for 46 specific bags, pouches and purses. This is an excellent pattern for making accessories to compliment Medieval - Renaissance costumes.
The bags, purses and pouches in this pattern can be varied infinitely. Step-by-step illustrated instructions are given for the basic methods of sewing the different types of bags, followed by specific instructions for the bags illustrated on the cover.
Bags, purses and pouches were essential when the use of pockets in clothing was unknown, only the rich had secure storage for their small valuable items. As with other necessary items of clothing specialized pouches developed, such as hunting bags (to hold game); pilgrim's bags (big enough to carry everything necessary for a long journey); and gaming pouches, to hold dice and other game pieces.
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