I love to make handmade gifts and this year is no exception. Since money does not grow on trees around here, I looked at my stash (I keep my scraps in hat boxes) and tried to see what I had a lot of; small zippers, trims, Peltex strips (from making iPad cases), fabric scraps and some hardware for key fobs. So I set to work.
Plastic multipurpose 5" Zipper
Lightweight interfacing 808 Pellon
(We clipped key fobs with 1.5" swivel hooks onto our coin purses.)
Step 1: Print out the Coin Purse Template PDF.
Optional: Cut a 2"X2" square of your choice main fabric or lining. This strip of fabric is used to clip a key fob to your coin purse later. We used a 1.5" swivel hook.
Step 2: Iron interfacing onto main fabric use manufacturers instructions.
Step 3: Layer the main fabric up, zipper down and lining face down. Place your zipper foot on your sewing machine and sew along the zipper, as close to the zipper foot as possible.
Step 4: Iron the zipper teeth away from the fabrics and layer the fabrics again
Step 5: Main fabric facing up, zipper (with the first piece sewn on) facing down and the lining facing down.
Iron the fabrics away from the teeth of the zipper and topstitch main fabric panels. Optional: If you are using trims add them now. We added ribbon 1.5" from the bottom of the purse. This is you can get creative!
Step 6: Open the zipper, place the two main fabric panels together and pin. (Optional: Iron the 2"X2" loop in half and then iron the raw edges toward the creased center line and fold again and press loop. Sew down the open side. Place the looper at the top of the main fabric panel, close to the zipper.)
Step 7: Put the standard foot back on your machine. Sew around the coin purse. Start at the lining side first (Keep in mind that you will need a 3" opening to turn the bag right side out.) and sew around to the main fabric side. You will sew over the zipper; that is why we are using a plastic, multipurpose zipper.
Step 8: Flip the bag right side out, use a chopstick to poke the bag into shape and press it flat. Also, press the lining opening closed.
Step 9: Sew the lining opening closed and stuff the lining back into the coin purse.
We attached a key fob with a 1.5" swivel hook to finish our Coin Purse!