I have made coin purses in the past, but I used the handle where the fabric is glued to the handle. I noticed that this handle was to be sewn to the fabric. The handle was $3.00.
Although, when I got home and pulled it out I noticed that there were no directions at all with the handle, so I attempted it blind.
The first thing I did was trace the top of the handles on a piece of paper.
I drew out the rest of the bag, totally freehand. The nice thing about this part, is that you can make the bag as big as you would like. I chose to make this bag about 5 inches tall.
I then cut the main fabric (red felt) and the lining fabric (cotton) using the paper pattern that I had just made.
I knew that I wanted to add a little bit of embellishment to the bag. So, now is the time to do that. I just made a layered felt flower and a yo-yo flower. I used dmc floss to make the stems for the flowers and added a few buttons. Super easy!
So, then I placed right sides together and used the handle as a guide as where to start sewing. I used a 1/4 inch margin.
Clip the corners of both the lining and main fabric. Turn the main fabric right side out. Leave the lining right side in.
Slide the lining to the inside of the main fabric, so wrong sides are together.
Next, I stitched the handle to the fabric. There is a "gutter" of sorts where the fabric will go into in the frame. Once you stitch, the fabric does stay in place. *Side note...I did whip stitch the main fabric and the lining together before this step.
Once I went all the way around the handles, I tied off the dmc floss and I was done!
This is a sweet little coin purse. Not too sure I like the stitching showing on the handle, but I am so glad I made this. This was easy enough for a tween to make this. And the best part was...it only cost $3.00! I had all the fabric, and now I have a new coin purse!
Total time to make this from start to finish...43 minutes. So, it is that quick little gift to make some one when you are in a pinch!