Tag Archives | Carpet bag

Mock Up Carpet Bag

After finding the Humphrey Carpet Bag instructions, I got ambitious to make one. Since 19th century carpet fabric isn’t that easy to find, I figure I will start with just upholstery fabric which is practically everywhere. This started as a zippered throw pillow sham that I picked up at Goodwill. Upholstery fabric most often, rayon […]

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Carpet Bags 101

I was reading 1886 Scientific American (rooting around on archive. org is something I do to relax) and I found Humphrey’s instructions on how to make a Carpet Bag and as far as I can make out, these are the ONLY period step by step instructions on the internet. I have transcribed the article Click […]

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Reevaluating the Carpet Bag

I was holding off writing about this until I got further along with my experiments, but things keep getting in the way. I found John Humphrey’s directions on making a Carpet Bag in Scientific American Supplement #531 (Oct 1886)  and figured ‘how hard can it be?’  Originally published in the Amateur Work magazine,  Humphrey’s directions are targeted to […]

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