I love collecting craft materials and inspiration while I travel. This craft is the accumulation of two different craft souvenirs. The fabric is from my trip to Paris last year, and the coin purse frame kit is from my trip to San Fransisco. I absolutely love the fabric, and was waiting for the perfect little craft to use it. I thought this coin purse was the perfect answer!
- Coin purse frame
- Fabric for exterior
- Fabric for interior lining
- Thread to match (or contrast) exterior fabric
- Flat-head screwdriver
- Sewing pins
- Clear glue
Unwrap the coin purse frame kit. You’ll see the frame, some thick raffia, and a folded pattern/instructions inside. Cut out the pattern.
(Since I bought this coin purse frame kit, Daiso doesn’t carry them anymore. :( You could do basically the same thing with any other rounded coin purse frame…just make the pattern larger to match your frame.)
Pin your pattern to your interior fabric (right sides facing) and cut two pieces.
Do the same for the exterior fabric.
With right sides facing, pin one exterior with one interior and sew in between the two hash marks on the pattern. (See where my fingers are pointing.)
Fold the exterior fabric up and with right sides facing, pin the combined pieces together.
Sew along the entire edge of the exterior fabric, and along the interior fabric. Make sure to leave a small opening in the middle of the interior fabric. This is where you will turn your coin purse right sides facing out.
Once it’s turned right sides out, stitch closed the opening in the lining.
Cut two pieces of the raffia that came with the kit, to fit the length of the frame.
Apply a strip of glue on the inside of the frame. Use the flat-head screwdriver to push the fabric and the raffia into the frame channel.
Let the glue dry for a few hours, and when you are ready use some pliers to pinch the frame tight. Use a piece of scrap fabric to put in between the frame and the pliers to avoid scratching.
I painted a small wooden bead bright pink (to match the fabric) and then put it on a small piece of chain. I attached attached it to the frame, and now I have a little coin purse to go!