As I was looking on Etsy for tatting shuttles, I stumbled upon some vintage coin purses. They’re called miser’s purses because the opening is so small you must “pinch your pennies” to get them out of the bag.
Made in knitting, netting, and crochet, they were often elaborately beaded, and can range in size from 4″ to 36″ long.
There certainly seems to be a lot of variety in these purses. A search for “miser’s purse” yields quite a few pictures.
I am trying to resist the urge to make a miser’s purse until I have finished some other projects.
In the news: I received my copy of The Dressmaker’s Guide: 1840-1865 2nd Edition! I love it! I was looking out the window about every five minutes until it came on Saturday.