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How To Make An Easy Coin Purse

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Inside: How To Make An Easy Clasp Purse

Have you ever wondered how to make a coin purse with a metal frame? These little purses are so cute and it turns out they are pretty simple to make! Let me tell you how I made mine!

Materials List:

How To Make An Easy Coin Purse
  • Qty (1) Fat Quarter – Exterior Fabric (I got some crushed velvet from my local fabric store)
  • Qty (1) Fat Quarter – Interior Fabric (I used Kona Pink Fabric)
  • Qty (1) Metal Purse Frame – (affiliate) This 5 pack works well for this project!

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Making the Purse Pattern:

Step 1: Make a Purse Pattern

Trace the arc of the purse clasp onto the tissue.

How To Make An Easy Coin Purse

Step 2: Draw the Body

Freehand draw what you’d like the body of your purse to look like. I recommend drawing half of the purse and then folding the tissue in half and trace the second half.

How To Make An Easy Coin Purse

Step 3: Add Corners

Once you have your pattern sketched, you can add a 1″ box at the bottom corners of your pattern.

How To Make An Easy Coin Purse

Step 4: Add Seam Allowance

Add a 1/4″ seam allowance line around the perimeter of your pattern and place your pattern tissue over your fabrics and secure with sewing pins.

How To Make An Easy Coin Purse

Step 5: Cut Out Fabric

You will cut out (2) of the exterior and (2) of the interior pieces. This is where a good pair of scissors comes in handy. I was able to cut out all 4 layers at once, using my Ginger Scissors.

How To Make An Easy Coin Purse

Step 6: Sew Bottom Edge

Sew the bottom edge together with a 1/4″ seam allowance and press open.

How To Make An Easy Coin Purse

Step 7: Leave Opening

Sew the sides together, leaving a 3″ opening at the top for turning.

Step 8: Sew Corners Closed

Bring the boxed bottom edges together and pin. Sew these corners closed, using a 1/4″ seam allowance.

How To Make An Easy Coin Purse
How To Make An Easy Coin Purse

Step 9: Repeat for Lining

Follow the same steps for the interior (lining) fabric. Place the lining inside of the exterior of the purse, right sides together.

How To Make An Easy Coin Purse

Step 10: Close Curved Edges

Sew each of the curved edges closed, leaving one side open for turning. Trim away the top curved seam allowance to 1/8″ and turn purse right side out.

How To Make An Easy Coin Purse

Step 11: Close One Side

Machine stitch one side closed using a 1/8″ seam allowance.

How To Make An Easy Coin Purse

Step 12: Lining

Ensuring that the purse lining is inside the exterior purse body, pin the second edge, and whip stitch the second curved top closed.

How To Make An Easy Coin Purse

Step 13: Attach the purse body to the metal frame

Center the purse body inside of the frame. Using an embroidery tread and needle, simply sew the frame onto the purse body on each side. Simple and fun!

How To Make An Easy Coin Purse

I hope you try making some of these. They are perfect for a night out and also great to make and give as gifts!


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