There is almost nothing that isn’t cuter in miniature- houses, dogs, food- and purses.
This little coin purse is diminutive in size, but large on function. Perfect for summer outings- put in a couple dollars and your I.D. and you’re prepared for any last minute snow cone adventures or lemonade stand encounters. The bright colors will help you find it even in the most cavernous beach bag.
Measuring a mere 3″ high and 5″ wide this coin purse might seem too small to do much, but adding a 1″ gusset allows for a surprising amount of space inside. And this little guy is lined with laminated cotton- perfect for keeping out sand and easy clean up if it gets dirty from all those coins.
Are you sold yet? Feeling like you NEED one? I’m here to help. This is a quick sew and uses very little fabric. If you don’t have laminated cotton, don’t fret, this can be made using any scraps you have on hand.
Let’s get sewing.
(*note that the fabrics in the tutorial are a bit different than the final product shots, hope that doesn’t add any confusion)
fabric– 4 pieces 3 1/2″ X 5 1/2″ (2 interior and 2 exterior)
*In this example I sewed 2 different fabrics together for the outside of the purse- the flowered cotton was cut to 2 1/2″ X 5 1/2″ and the laminated cotton was 1 1/2″ X 5 1/2″. I sewed them together using a 1/4″ seam allowance.
fusible fleece– 2 pieces 5″ X 3″ (not shown)
Zipper– You only need a 5″ zipper, but if you have a longer one you can use it instead.
In the picture, you see two small scraps on the zipper- these were going to be a tie on the zipper, but I ended up using laminated cotton instead so it wouldn’t fray.
1. Fuse the fleece to the wrong side of the exterior pieces
9. Turn the coin pouch right side out. Sew the opening in the lining closed. Push the lining into the pouch exterior. Press pouch. Take a scrap of laminated cotton and pull through the zipper pull, tie.
Now fill that baby up for gifting, or toss in all your spare change and go enjoy some lemonade.