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Looking for cute handbags? You'll love this blue hand bag or small tote bag made from a vintage lace table runner. It's perfect if you're tired of seeing your purse on the arm of every woman in town. (Those big-name paisley-floral fabric bags sure are popular!) This is a small handbag but is quite roomy, and it's completely unique. There will never be another one like it, ever!

The Vintage WOW Factor: This cool handbag is made with a pretty blue-on-blue vine design cotton fabric, and is adorned with a vintage embroidered doily, which serves as the flap that closes the bag, with help from a magnetic snap. It carries over to the back, where it serves as a small flap over the outside pocket, or can be tucked into the pocket if you prefer.

MORE vintage bling: I felt this pretty blue bag needed just a little something more, so I added stacked white and blue vintage buttons on the sides, plus a tiny silver bugle bead on each one to hide the stitching. (I don't like to see the stitching on buttons, do you?)

Other details:

* I used white slubbed polyester satin for the lining to complement the blue and white color scheme, plus a bit of vintage crochetlace here and there for some elegance.

* This vintage shoulder bag features a fabric strap with blue satin ribbon as backing, an outside pocket and three inside pockets -- a cell pocket, slip pocket and zipper pocket.

* This a large handbag, measuring 10" wide by 10" tall. It is 5" deep at the bottom, tapering to about 3" at the top. That means it's really roomy and can hold all your stuff!

* The strap measures 30" long to make the tote bag hang comfortably over the shoulder and land in the hip area on the average person. (It's a bit higher on me but I'm 5'9".)

As always, my WOW Factor cute purses require special care in cutting and assembling to make best use of the vintage materials. This hand bag is also very securely stitched, including invisible hand stitching to make sure the lining and plastic bottom piece under the lining stay put.

Because this hand bag is made from vintage materials, there will never be another one like it! All Clever Ruthie unique vintage handbags are absolutely *one of a kind.* And please check out my shop for more Vintage WOW Factor bags!

***US and international shipping charges are based on the furthest distance from Florida. If you're closer than Hawaii or Japan, please request a specific quote that might be lower to your actual location!***

Cute handbags: Vintage style blue small tote bag or small hand bag made with vintage lace table runner

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  • Handmade item
  • Materials: blue white floral fabric, blue white doily, embroidered doily, vintage doily, vintage crochet, vintage buttons, mother of pearl buttons, bugle beads, slubbed satin, white satin
  • Ships worldwide from United States
  • Feedback: 102 reviews
  • Favorited by: 108 people