*Edited 02.09.12* Masko Jefferson one of the fabulous contributors in my new book 'Zakka Style' has a similiar design that she sells in her fantastic Esty shop! If you don't feel like making one yourself, I'm sure she'd be happy to make you one!
*Edited* The tutorial is now located here on my blog!!! Enjoy! ^_^
SNAPPY COIN PURSE Tutorial
I had a little wallet like this that I got in Japan when I was a little girl and I absolutely loved it! I finally figured out how to recreate it and thought I would share it with all of you!
They make great gifts and are perfect for holding coins, carrying hand sewing notions on the go and more!
You know you want to make one. *nudge nudge* They're super easy to make and lot's of fun as well. Especially the hammering part! Woot! So let's get started! ^_~
Here's what you'll need to make this little cutie:
Various Cotton Prints (I used a different, coordinating print for each of the following)
2 – 4 ¼ " x 4 ¼ " squares
1 – 1 ½ " x 8" rectangle
1- 8" x 8" square (for lining)
1 – 3 ¼ " x 8" rectangle
2 – 8" x 8" squares
1 Dritz Heavy Duty Snap Kit (includes Cap, Socket, Post, Stud, Metal tool. )
Water Soluble Pen
Blunt pencil or small knitting needle (optional)
Note: All seam allowances are ¼ " unless otherwise indicated.
Make the Exterior
1. Place the 4¼" x 4 ¼" Cotton Print squares right sides together. Stitch together along one edge. Press seams in one direction.
2. Place panel you just created in front of you right side up. Place 1½" x 8" Cotton Print on top right side down. Line up edges and stitch together along 8" edge. Press seams toward 1 ½" x 8" Cotton Print.
3. Place panel in front of you right side up. Place 3 ¼ " x 8" Linen on top lining up 8" edge of 1 ½" x 8" Cotton print. Stitch together along 8" edge. Press seam toward 1 ½" x 8" Cotton Print. The square should measure 8" x 8".
Tracing and Cutting Pattern
4. Fuse interfacing following manufacturer's instructions to the back of the 8"x8" patchwork square and the 8" x 8" Cotton Print.
5. Print and cut out pattern. I like to fold the pattern in half and place the crease on top of the middle seam to make sure that my purse comes out straight. Trace pattern with Water Soluble Pen onto the interfacing side of the 8" x 8" squares. Cut out shape using marks as a guide.
Assembling the Pouch
6. Place the two pattern pieces right sides together. Starting with a backstitch at the bottom straight edge, stitch all around the edge of the pouch and end with a backstitch. Be sure to leave a 2 ½" – 3" opening.
7. With scissors clip off the corners, clip the curved seams, and clip the inner corners. Be careful not to cut through the seams.
8. Turn the pouch inside out. With a blunt pencil or a knitting needle poke out the corners and the curves. Turn the seams of the opening inside and press. Using a needle and thread close the opening with a blindstitch. Press the pouch.
Adding the Snap
9. 3/8" down from the top of the pouch and on top of the middle seam, take your awl and poke a hole all the way through.
10. Take the snap cap and push the cap's stem through the right side of the hole you made.
Place the cap in the smooth side of the anvil.
Place the socket on top of the cap's stem.
Put the metal tool on top of the stem and hammer a few times to secure the cap and socket in place.
11. ½" down from the bottom of the pouch and on top of the middle seam, take your awl and poke a hole all the way through.
12. Take the post and push the stem through the right side of the hole you made. Place the post in the raised side of the anvil. Place the stud on top of the post's stem. Put the metal tool on top of the stem and hammer a few times to secure the post and stem in place.
13. Fold two sides up and stitch together with a needle and thread using a blindstitch.
Repeat with remaining three sides of the pouch.
Clip the threads. Fold it up. Snap it shut.
All done honey bun! ^_^
Enjoy your weekend!