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Hiawatha Hats and Bags

Spiral Bound Republication™

Originally Published in 1954!

Why Buy Just One?

Receive a 50% shipping/handling discount, on all items in your order after the first purchase, providing all are paid for in a single payment as invoiced!

Up for bid is another marvelous Dakota Prairie Treasures Spiral Bound Book Republication™ of a PRECIOUSLY RARE ORIGINAL "Hiawatha Hats & Bags!" This SCARCE crochet instructional for Millinery & Purses was put to paper by experienced threadwork artists of the 1950's! (Original is NOT for sale)

This HISTORIC ITEM is representative of the types of needlework expertise of earlier feminine American culture! If you're into nostalgia like I am you will have many hours of enjoyment making and recreating these various antique needlework items for yourself or others dear to your heart. Just the way your grandmothers did!

This item is a great resource for those who are theatre costumers, students of historical clothing, fiber and textile arts, etc!

Our customers say:

"Items as described, fast shipping, Thanks!"

This HISTORIC item contains illustrations, photos, instructions & fundamentals for creating a variety of dainty and feminine thread work items. Hats and handbags, with or without beads and beading! Customize away! These instructions are characteristic of the arts and crafts done by our grandmothers! These items traditionally were created to beautify oneself and to given as gifts or to sell for additional income.

This is the perfect opportunity to purchase your own version of another wonderful original item revealing our costuming heritage from earlier America and Europe! What a historically educational and delightful instructional piece this is!

An excerpt:

"Hiawatha Transcontinental Fashion Express

Right from the heart of New York's style center - to best dressed women everywhere comes summer's splendor - to suit every mood, every style, every clime. Crisscrossing the continent, Melina has chosen a few of the many fashion conscious cities as typical stops of the Luxury-Limited..."


Hat and Bag Designs

Grand Central (bag only)



St. Louis



San Antonio

San Francisco



Palm Beach



What a historically education and delightful art instructional piece this is!

Pretty much everything you need to make the dainty crocheted and knitted purses, bags and handbags but the antique or vintage threads, yarns, frames, etc. Those can be readily found on eBay! You just have to hunt a little bit! :) Or, you can obtain the contemporary materials at your nearest fabric or craft store...

The ladies of earlier times put their hands to such marvelous work and now you can too! These are beautiful items and sure to delight you and yours! These instructions are very clear and easy to follow and yet the experience needleworker will be capable of altering as per individual needs and artistic whim.

You will appreciate the attention taken in providing a TOP QUALITY PRODUCT that you will use for many years to come.

Post-WWII Swing Era Hiawatha Crochet Book Millinery Hats Bags Purse Patterns 1954

$14.99 USD
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  • Materials: paper, cardstock, coverstock, comb
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