Crochet Inspiration in the Movies - That's My Duffel Bag!

Crochet Today's Duffel Bag
There are certain elements of style that never leave the fashion world. Duffel bags, for instance. The design may vary but because of their practical usage they still remain.

Bags, among other things, are accessories that I have a lot of fun with. Drawstring, satchel, messenger, backpack, the list goes on, and there's nothing like making one crocheted. If you haven't noticed, I attempt to crochet nearly everything and anything I can. Sure you can make it the original way, and that way may be more practical, but adding to the already appealing style crochet fabric says so much more.

So obviously I was very enthused when I noticed this bag in the latest Crochet Today magazine. I would change the main color to a brown, say burnt sienna or umber, and give it a mildly constrasting stripe, for instance, tan and cream.

If you are interested you can buy everything needed for this pattern, including the bag straps, at Joann's. I order most of my yarn from Joann's and am usually quite pleased at the price and results.

With this lovely pattern lingering in my mind as one I definitely want to try, I saw this bag in a movie from 1952 called Sailor Beware. It's a ridiculous comedy starring Jerry Lewis and Dean Martin, two actors I'm not very fond of, but the movie is kind of history in my family.

Anyhow, the bag was being carried by a soon-to-be sailor and I noticed it immediately. See what I mean by some styles never change? I can't tell you why but I love finding styles from the past that match up with a modern style. Fashion changes but rarely is it new.

I felt I couldn't let this go by without sharing it. So what do you think? Have you ever noticed some of these style flashbacks before? Thanks for reading and as always, if you have any comments, I'd love to hear from you!

Coming up: my next movie review! Starring Hayley Mills and John Mills, can you guess what it is?

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