Saturday, August 13, 2011

return on creativity: patchwork coin purse


I saw a purse frame at JoAnne's last weekend on sale and decided to buy it.  I had no idea how it worked, but then I had a stroke of luck.  Bethany at Sweet Bee Buzzings had a tutorial with the exact same frame.


I read through her tutorial a couple times and then decided to give it a try.


1.  Trace the outside of the purse frame and mark the hinge marks just like Bethany said.  Then I cut out my purse frame shape, but nothing below.


2.  Fold the paper in half and then cut out a rounded shape keeping the bottom flat.


3.  Tape this to another piece of paper and measure a quarter inch all around to create a pattern with seam allowance.

4.  Use the pattern to cut two lining pieces.  Mark where the frame starts on each piece with a water soluble pen.

5.  Create a sandwich of Craft Fuse, then muslin, then Wonder Under and iron it all together.  Use the pattern to cut two outer pieces from your "sandwich".  Mark where the frame starts on each piece with a water soluble pen.


6.  Grab a bunch of fabric scraps.


7.  Peel the paper backing off the Wonder Under.  Start cutting scraps and placing them on the outside of the purse.  Iron them into place.  Note:  Where your fabric overlaps it will not be ironed down perfectly, but you just want to create enough hold to keep everything in place for sewing.


8.  Sew your machine to a zig zag stitch and stitch along all seams.


9.  Cut around the edges of the purse removing the scraps.


10.  Put outer purse pieces right sides together and sew around the edges stopping where the frame starts.  Do the same with the two lining pieces.  Cut notches around the curves.


11.  Turn the purse outer right side out and put the purse outer inside the lining.  Pin and sew around the top leaving a three inch opening.


12.  Pull the purse outer through the hole and push the lining inside.  Top stitch the opening closed.


13.  Now the "fun" part.  Sew the purse into the frame hiding your stitches and knots as best you can.  Enjoy your cute little coin purse!



34 comments:

Krista said...

I love your patchwork! So cute.

Studio Valerie said...

This is a really cute little coin purse and a wonderful tutorial. Thanks for sharing!

Studio Valerie said...

This is a really cute little coin purse and a wonderful tutorial. Thanks for sharing!

creativejewishmom/sara said...

you are on a roll with some amazing projects, just love this one! thanks so much for sharing on Craft Schooling Sunday!

Amy said...

Love this! You did such a great job!

Shona said...

That is so cute! Thanks for sharing!

Lindsay @ Diary of a Crafty Lady said...

This is so darling!! I would probably use it for something other than coins :) Love the patchwork!
Lindsay

Tori said...

Very Nice! : )

Flannery @ Three Sisterz said...

super super cute!!!!

Jacque said...

This is such a cute purse! I want to thank you for sharing it on "Creative Bloggers' Party and Hop".

From this week's party co-host:

Jacque @ Jacque's Soda Parlor
thesodaparlor.blogspot.com

Rachel @ Lines across my face said...

This is so cute! I love the combinations of fabrics. They look great together. I would love it if you would stop by and share this at the crafty link party going on right now at Lines Across My Face.
:)Rachel
http://linesacrossmyface.blogspot.com/2011/08/cure-for-common-monday-4-craft-link.html

AmieAnn said...

This is sooo pretty! Love all of the adorable patchwork patterns you made! And the tutorial is awesome! Hope you will share with my Pink Hippo Party @ http://pinkapotamus.blogspot.com/2011/08/pink-hippo-party-42.html

Linda said...

Wow! pretty.

Bethany said...

I LOVE the patchwork!!! And yeah....sewing it in is definitely the "fun" part :)

Trading System said...

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Kristen said...

Cute coin purse! I'm a new follower. Love that you try to create something new everyday.

www.bahousewifery.blogspot.com

andi said...

Love love! I've been wondering if a novice sewer like myself could tackle making a coin purse.....this tut makes me want to try!

Andi

About Mrs. G said...

that is adorable!
thanks for visiting Growing Up Gardner.
I'm already a follower.

ElisabethAndrée said...

Love your patchwork coin purse! It is very pretty, you did a great job! Thanks for sharing.

etherealflowers said...

this is lovely - i've got a frame like that and it's waiting to be used since ages.. i could give a try now :)

Kristen @ ladybug blessings said...

this is absolutely adorable and what a great tutorial! I would probably be scared to use that but I love how you went ahead and did it! Thanks so much for linking up to Handmade Tuesdays @ Ladybug Blessings! www.ladybug-blessings.com

Sites Like Youtube said...

Thanks for sharing your ideas. I'm just glad I was been able to visit your site. Keep it up.

Christa said...

I love it! I need a new coin purse, but I was thinking of doing a zippered one since I had no idea how to make one like this. Now I'm thinking I might give this a try.

poindextr said...

CUTE cute cute cute! I'm so glad I read this because I love the zigzag stitching and I've been contemplating a project that would require something similar. Your little pocketbook ROCKS - I love it!

Bethany @ A Fish Who Likes Flowers said...

Oh your little coin purse is so cute!!! I love the fabric you used!

SJ @ Homemaker On A Dime said...

This is such a labor of love! Thanks for linking up at Creative Bloggers' Party & Hop :)

Q @ JAQS said...

OH I love that look of that - the offsetting thread color is totally great.

BTW - I'm hosting a fabric giveaway over at my blog - swing by if you get a chance: http://www.jaqsstudio.com/2011/08/fabric-love-21-fabric-giveaway-end-of.html

-Q @ JAQS

Lynda @ Uber Savvy Buzzword said...

This purse is really sweet and your tutorial is very well done. I am inspired to give it a go thanks. Lynda

Magpie said...

Super! I am inspired after seeing how yours turned out and looking at the other tutorial! Thanks for sharing! Magpie

madj said...

Great tutorial and such a cute purse. Can't wait to have a go! :)

joee said...

What a cute little purse! Now I have the urge to run to Joanne Fabrics to get myself the frame and get busy on a change purse for myself!!!
Thanks for sharing!!!

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byRaquel said...

Very cool this tutorial, thanks for sharing , I'm using right now, I hope to hit.

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