If you follow me on Instagram, you might have seen one of these teeny tiny embroidered key chain coin purses a few weeks ago.
Well I have good news – I have a tutorial for you today!
These little purses are so easy and fast to do – and they’re just so cute!
Ok so they’re not super practical. But you never know when you’re going to need to carry a quarter around. Or something equally small.
The pattern I have for you includes both of these designs – the little bicycle and the sweet umbrella, but these would look so cute with any tiny design.
So are you ready for a super fast tutorial?
Here’s your materials list:
- 1 Coin Purse frame (I bought mine from this Etsy shop)
- About 7″ x 14″ piece of fabric for outside of purse
- About 7″ x 14″ piece of fabric for lining of purse
- Fusible fleece – same amount, about 7″ x 14″
- embroidery floss and patterns
- E-6000 glue or something similar
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Start by doing your embroidery. Choose your design and embroidery it onto your fabric. I used a back stitch and French knots for these, if you need help with embroidery check out the How to Do That: Embroidery Page.
Once your embroidery is done, place the pattern piece over the design so it is in the lower right corner of the purse. Keep it at least 1/2″ from the sides and bottom though. Cut out two pattern pieces of the outside fabric and two pieces of the lining fabric.
Cut two of the fusible fleece as well, then trim these pieces 1/4″ all the way around. This doesn’t have to be perfect, just close. :)
Press the fusible fleece to the wrong sides of the outside fabric.
Place the outer fabric pieces right sides together, and the lining pieces right sides together. Sew around the sides and bottom with a 1/4″ seam allowance, starting and stopping where the sides start to curve out. Leave the top open.
Turn the lining piece right sides out and tuck it into the outer fabric piece. Line up the top curves. Sew around the top edges, sewing the lining to the outer fabric, again with a 1/4″ seam allowance. Leave a 1″ opening in the top of one side.
This is really the trickiest part, only because it’s so small. You can do it though. Just go slow and make sure you get the opening corners sewn.
Turn the purse right side out through the opening. Tuck the lining into the purse and press. Press the open top edges under 1/4″ and hand sew the opening closed.
Open up your purse frame and run a line of glue in one of the frame sides. Tuck the front of the purse into the frame, using a small screwdriver or toothpick to make sure the top and sides are all tucked into the frame. Let this dry for a bit, then repeat for the other side of the frame.
Let your purse dry at least 24 hours before you use it. Then throw it on your key chain and admire your super fun new accessory!
Then go make more because you’re so in love.
I can’t get over how tiny they are.
You can also choose to add some stitching to the frame of the purse – but it’s optional. The glue will hold it in place without the stitching, but you can add it in if you want!
They would be perfect for a little flash drive or a memory card for your camera too!
Ooh – or you could origami up your money and have a cute spot for your emergency candy bar fund. Just a thought.
So fun right?
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