Mini Coin Purse "I Heart Paris" Tutorial

This is the first time I try to make a tutorial, so please bear with me.

I have linked this tutorial to "Link Party No. 71", "Show off your stuff party" at Fireflies,
"Craftastic Monday" @ Sew Can Do, "Sew Cute Tuesday" @ Creative Itch, and Jelly Beans, "Whatever goes Wednesday" at Someday Crafts, "Made with Love Monday" at Sew Chatty, "Weekend Showoff Party" at Ladybird Ln, "Show and Tell Friday" at My Romantic Home, and "Friday Favs Party" at Nap Time Crafters. Please visit the buttons on my side bar to look at some other talented projects! I have really enjoyed all these linky parties.

Materials you will need:

Cotton Fabrics for body and lining
Fleece or quilt batting
3.5" (or 8.5 cm) metal clasp
Cotton lace (optional)
Pattern or tracing paper
Chopstick or stuffing fork
Sewing pins

Seam allowance: 1/4" (or 0.7 cm.)

Sewing Body and Lining:

1. Place fleece, right side of the main fabric and the lining together (make sure that the pattern on the main fabric and lining fabric match up)

2. Sew along the pattern line, leave about 1 1/2" opening

3. Trim off excess fleece/ quilt batting and then clip along the curve of the purse

4. Turn right side out by using a chopstick and then use a crochet hook or stiletto to push the corner of the purse body to get sharp corners

5. Hand-sew to close the opening using a ladder stitch

Repeat Step 1-5 then you will get 2 pieces of the purse body (or you can work on two pieces from the beginning). I also hand-quilted the pieces (optional).

6. Before we sew the purse bodies together, turn to the liner side then fold each piece in half and put a mark on the bottom (red circles) -- this is where you will use as a starting point to sew

7. Align the mark areas and then pinned two pieces together

We will sew from the mark area (1) to the other corner of purse body (2)

8. Sew two pieces together using a ladder stitch from center to (1), then from center to (2)

Tip: make sure that you only sew on the edges of the outer bodies (grey fabrics in red circle) -- this will give you neat looking stitches (you can check by turning over to see the stitches from the outer body side)

9. After you finish attaching the body pieces, you can decorate the purse as you like. Here I sewed cotton lace on one side of the purse.

10.Next fold the purse in half and make a mark; then align the mark with the middle hole of the purse frame (work on one side at a time)

11. Use pins to lock the marked position and the two ends, make sure that the lining is well tucked inside the frame (Tip: using stilletto or crochet hook to insert the lining inside the frame)

12. Roughly sew the frame with the purse body to lock the aligned positions

13. Using double threads, starting from one end, insert the needle under the frame to pass through the 1st hole of the frame then move to the 2nd hole

14. Once the needle pass through the liner (about 45 degree angle) in the back (Tip: make sure that it comes out just right next to the frame), insert the needle back through the liner close to the point where the needle first came out as much as possible -- then pass the needle (about 45 degree angle) through the second hole again to the front -- this will make your liner looks neat without seeing the stitches

15. Repeating the same steps but now move from the 2nd hole to the 3rd hole and so on ^-^

16. Work on the other side -- then You are DONE...Hooray!!

Please leave me any question or comment you might have. I will be happy to answer.

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  1. okayyy sooo I am no pro at sewing buttt you made me feel like I might be able to make it to this point! Anndddd I love the end product sooo I might just make it to the end! Thank you so much for the tutorial! I would love it for you to check out my link party... :o)
    Jaime from crafty scrappy happy

  2. Thank you Jaime for visiting my blog. I just added your link party and will hop over to join right now. :)

  3. This is such a cute little purse, your tutorial is great too!

  4. Thank you very much Amanda for your kind comment.

    This is my first time making the tutorial. I hope it's not too difficult to understand. :)

  5. I love the coin purse, and I want to make one soon. Thanks for stopping by my blog earlier and leaving a comment...it's great to find your blog!

  6. So impressive, Tanya! If you haven't already, you should think about selling these. I would buy one! :)


  7. Thank you very much Nicole and Angela for your kind comments! :) You ladies have made my day!

    Angela - I could not find a place on your blog where I can subscribe and follow but I did go to your Facebook page and clicked "Like".
    My boyfriend graduated from Arizona State University - Tempe. I go to the U.S. every now and then. I hope I will have a chance to visit your shop one day in the near future. :)

  8. I LOVE this coin purse, Tanya!!! The fabric you have chosen makes it such a pretty purse and the lace is the perfect finishing touch. You have a good eye for choosing just the right fabric for each project. Great tutorial, too!!!

  9. Correct me if I'm wrong, but there's no link to a pattern here. I found this to be true with the Vintage Rose Coin Purse as well. In the pattern for the Vintage Rose Purse, you mention that the pattern is in PDF format BUT how do I access that and how do I access a pattern for this purse, too?

  10. I, too, looked for a pdf file for the pattern and couldn't find one. Your tutorial is very complete and I really like that you have used a frame that is stitched, not glued. Thank you so much for the information. cskizer at yahoo dot com

  11. Is there a PDF file for the pattern? I must be missing the link? Thanks!

  12. Please, where is the pattern for the purse? Can you send me the link? diamondix14@gmail.com absolutely darling coin purse.

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