I can’t believe July is almost over!! Our Christmas in July Wednesday Workshops have been so fun this month!
This week I have a sweet little gift for you to whip up – it’s perfect as a stocking stuffer or it would be super cute as a little gift card holder too!
It’s a little Linen and Ruffles Coin Purse!
These are so fun – and quick to put together too! You can easily customize it for any fabrics or even add embroidery!
Ready to make your own?
- Small Ball clasp (you can find these online or at Joann’s)
- Fabric for outside – 2 pieces about 7″ x 7″
- 1 1/2″ x 5″ piece for center strip
- Lining Fabric – 2 pieces about 7″ x 7″
- 2 pieces 3″ x 10″ for ruffles
- 2 pieces medium weight Pellon fusible interfacing
- 2 pieces fusible fleece
- 3 buttons
It’s easy to make a pattern for your little purse, no matter what size your clasp is!
To make a pattern, trace around the top side of the clasp on one half, but add 1/4″ for a seam allowance.
Continue down and make whatever shape purse you’d like – mine’s a little big in the hips. :)
Make sure you mark on your pattern where your clasp ends.
Fold your paper pattern in half and cut out the pattern.
Cut 2 pieces this size out of your outside fabric and 2 out of your lining.
Iron your fusible interfacing onto the wrong side of the two outside pieces.
Cut a 5″ x 1/2″ piece of fusible interfacing. Iron it down the center of the 1 1/2″ x 5″ piece of fabric. Fold and press each long side in.
Fold each of your ruffle pieces in half, then sew a gathering stitch down the raw edges.
Mark the center point of one of the outside fabric pieces. Sew each of the ruffle pieces on either side of the center – use a small 1/4″ stitch.
Place the center strip on top of the ruffles, down the center of the outside piece.
Sew just inside the folded edges.
Sew three buttons evenly down the center strip. Make sure you leave space at the bottom and top so your buttons aren’t super close to your seams.
Press the Pellon fusible fleece to the wrong sides of the two outside pieces.
Sew the two outside pieces, right sides together, along the sides and bottom, between the two points you’ve marked where the clasp ends.
Sew the lining pieces together the same way.
Clip all your curves. Turn the outside piece right side out and press.
Tuck the outside piece inside the lining piece, so the right sides are together.
Sew around the top edges, sewing the front to the lining. Leave a 2″ wide opening for turning on the back side.
Turn the purse right side out and hand sew the opening closed.
Now you’re going to glue the purse into the clasp. Add glue to the inside of one side of the clasp. I used E-6000.
Tuck the side of the purse into the space in the clamp – you’ll want to use something flat to help tuck it in.
Repeat for the other side of the coin purse – making sure you have all the center piece and ruffles tucked in nicely.
You’ll want to let the glue dry for a while – preferably 12 – 24 hours.
Then you’re all done!
Wouldn’t this be cute with a little gift card tucked inside? Or maybe even a pair of earrings! You could make up a few now in plenty of time for Christmas!
Make sure you stop by Mine for the Making next to see what Kara has for you this week!
Stop by and visit everyone for lots of inspiration!
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Michele @ The Scrap Shoppe says
Super cute, Bev! I love the ruffles and the colors. I’ve always wondered how you attach fabric to those clasps. I think I might have to try this. It would be a fun project to try after dusting off my sewing machine! :)
Shyra @ farm sheds nz says
Wow! That was cute and I really want to try it out. It looks easy to do. I am planning to do some green ones. Thanks a lot for sharing this lovely ideas.
Mary Beth|Cupcakes and Crinoline says
Oh my heavens…this is too dag nab cute! It reminds me of when I was a little girl. I always carried a change purse. : )
Beverly @ My Sew Sweet Studio says
Sew cute, Bev. Thanks for the tut. I will be trying this as soon as I find a clasp. I had no idea those clasps were so easy to use.
Off to check out some of the links you shared.
Judy Ainger says
This is sooo adorable! What a great tutorial, thanks for sharing! Hopped over from Someday Crafts. I’m happy to be your newest follower and would love to have you stop by for a visit and follow me back. Blessings ~ Judy http://www.vintagestreetdesigns.com
Thank you for the wonderful tutorial. I have a frame and can’t wait to make one!
Tracey My-CreativiT says
Bev this is adorable – another great pin for my if I could only sew board – maybe one day I can get my sister to teach me how. Love the colors and ruffles!
another gorgeous project and tutorial, thanks again!
Jessica at Me Sew Crazy says
Oh my goodness Bev, I was on the road yesterday traveling back home so I didn’t see this until today. It is SO stinking cute! I absolutely adore that you put buttons down the front line. And that fabric – GAH! I love it!!! I featured it today on SewSet I love it so much!! Hope you are having a great morning!!!
Marla Ellis says
Just found your blog thanks to a pin on Pinterest. Really like your ideas, thank you for sharing. ~ Marla
Marcia R. says
Bev! Thanks so much for taking the mystery out of those cute little framed purses! Now I feel like I should really try one. And the ruffle design is just precious.
Ana Lopes says
Thanks so much about this tutorial. I love framed purses an this is gourgeous! !
Hugs from Portugal,
Ana Love Craft
Allison @ A Glimpse Inside says
Lady… you are just too gosh darn talented, especially when it comes to purses and bags. You make me sick… in a good way! ;) Thanks for linking up to this week’s Catch a Glimpse party! I’ll be featuring this tomorrow! :)
This is the cutest little thing!! I thought for sure this was going to be for sale and I was about to by one, but I’m really excited to see a tutorial! I’m not the greatest sewer in the world but I really want to try making one of these. I would be thrilled if you shared this at my Throwback Thursday link party if you’re up for a little party. http://www.hubbymademe.com/throwback-thursday-no-3/ Hope to see you there! Thanks so much for sharing. I’m so pinning this for later. :)
Really cute!! I”ll be adding them to my to-do list :-).
Wendys Hat says
I love this design and your fabrics are so cute!
Susan @ Oh My! Creative says
This is adorable…you make it look so easy.
Please come submit it on my web site – I will be sure to feature it!
Thanks for sharing this! I have a couple of frames for purses but have always been too scared of putting the fabric in. I think this is the example I needed to try and make one myself!
CUTEST coin purse EVER!! I just love this Bev!
This is adorable – one of these days I will try this! Thanks for sharing–
Tea Rose Home says
This is so cute! Thank you for linking to my party. :)
Laura at Corner House says
This is so cute. I hope I find the time a make a few. What a great gift. I featured this last night.
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Thanks so much for sharing! I’ll be featuring your project tomorrow morning on Someday Crafts. Please stop back in and grab a Featured at Someday Crafts button for your blog. Thanks for the inspiration!
Jill Flory says
This is totally awesome! I am in love with it! Do you sell these somewhere?
Steph @ Crafting in the Rain says
What a cute shape, and I love the pattern of the ruffle!
Taylor @ theplumverbena says
This is the cutest!!
Susan C. Forsythe says
Sooo SWEEEET!!! Thank you for sharing the secret to making this gorgeous coin purse! Excellent tutorial.
Wow, didn’t realize that it was so easy to make…well, at least based on the pictures above. :-) I will have to make something like that soon on my site at http://www.creativesideofme.com. Come check out what I have so far! :-)
Holly Lefevre says
Complete cuteness! I have a little obsession (among many other obsessions) with coin purses. I love this tutorial!
Obrigada por compartilhar os tutoriais. Muito uteis. Sucesso pra voce!
We included your little cute coin purse in our round up of things to sew with linen fabric! (http://skirtfixation.com/2014/06/20-things-sew-linen-fabric/)
Thank you so much for the feature!
What a cute idea! What type glue would you suggest?
Hi Susan! I used e-6000 and that has held up great. I have used mine for a few years now with lots of change in it, and it’s still holding in the frame perfectly. Thanks!