Monthly Archives: July 2010

Vintage 1920’s Patterns for Knitting Beaded Bags

Bead knitters, take note: I just found 2 copies of the December 1924 issue of Modern Priscilla Magazine listed for sale on ebay. That particular magazine issue has several patterns for original flapper-era beaded bags, plus lots of other fun contents. You can click here to see many photos, plus links to the ebay auctions — they are linked at the very bottom of the page.

About the Author: Amy Solovay is a freelance writer with a background in textile design. She has been crocheting and crafting since childhood, and knitting since she was a teenager. Her work also appears at , and Amy sends out a free knitting and crochet newsletter so interested crafters can easily keep up with her new patterns and tutorials. If you’re already an Instagram user, Amy also invites you to follow her on Instagram.

Would You Like to Try a New Hobby?

If you’ve been following this blog for awhile now, you already know that I like to crochet, knit, scrapbook, rubber stamp, paint, draw, collage and make jewelry. I also occasionally dabble in other crafts like sewing, quilting and embroidery. Over the years, I’ve posted free instructions and ideas for many of the craft projects I’ve made; and I also spend many hours looking at craft blogs and websites on the internet looking for interesting crafts to share. So if you want to try a new craft or hobby, I have plenty of fun suggestions. If you think you’d like to get started with any of those hobbies, or others, the following links can help get you started:

Crafts and Hobbies 101:

Crochet was the first craft I ever got serious about. I don’t even remember how old I was when I got started with it — maybe 6 or 7 years old? So, I am now thirtysomething fortysomething (haha) and have been crocheting for quite awhile.

Perhaps you’ve never given any thought to learning how to crochet. Has anyone ever explained to you how much fun it is? Or how relaxing it is? Or how easy it is? Or how affordable it is to get started with? Maybe not. Awhile back, I wrote a new article: Crochet for Beginners. The article provides basic considerations you should know about before getting started.

If you’ve ever wanted to learn how to crochet, this is a fantastic time to jump in and give it a try.

See Also: The Best Crochet Books for Beginners

More Wonderful Hobbies I Recommend:

Hope you’ll make good use of the information! Happy “hobbying”! 🙂

This page was originally posted on July 25, 2010 and was last updated on 6-26-2019.