18th Century Pocketbooks

Unlike today, in the 18th century a pocketbook was usually a gentleman's accessory.  Large enough to hold important documents as well as currency.  Pocketbooks were often marked with the users name and the date stitched, they survive in large numbers in museum collections.  Usually stitched in diamond or losenge shaped patterns, the pocketbooks were colorful with numerous combinations.   Complete kits include linen ground, lining fabric, binding tapes, crewel wool, a color graph and instructions.