Mini Coin Purse Tutorial

When you love to sew but you don’t have lots of time, nothing better that a small patchwork project to make, today you can make a mini coin purse with the Friendship star!

If you are like me, you’ll be happy to have all the coins in the same place, and when you can keep them in a coin purse made by you, that is even better!

Patchwork and quilting are always helping us to make beautiful things, but it’s also helping us to make things that we’ll be using them almost every single day.

Materials To Make The Mini Coin Purse

8 piece of cotton fabric of color A of 1 1/2 x 1 1/2 pulgadas

4 piece of cotton fabric of color B of 1 1/2 x 1 1/2 pulgadas

1 piece of cotton fabric of color C of 1 1/2 x 1 1/2 pulgadas

1 piece of cotton fabric of color D of 6 x 7 1/2 pulgadas

1 piece of cotton fabric of color D of 9 x 7 1/2 pulgadas

1 piece of thin batting fabric of 9 x 7 1/2 pulgadas

Polyester thread (This is the one I use to make the patchwork and quilting)

Sewing machine, patchwork ruler, rotary cutter, cutting mat, scissors, needle, pins, you can see what patchwork tools I use here!

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Tutorial To Make The Patchwork Mini Coin Purse

Cut all the pieces of fabric to make the Friendship Star

With the help of the patchwork ruler and the rotary cutter cut all the pieces you’ll be using to make the friendship star, press.

Fold diagonally the four squares of the same color.

Download the Patchwork FREE Pattern to make the Friendship Star Here!

Mini Coin Purse Tutorial

Make the Friendship Star

You need to make the three lines to make the star. The first step is to fold diagonally one of the four squares of the same color diagonally and lay over on square of fabric (8)

Lay over this piece a square and sew by machine, open this piece and lay another square of fabric and sew by machine, open and press, this will be your first line and you need to make one more line exactly the same as this one.

To make the center line of the star, follow the layout of the pieces on the picture below of the line in the center and make one line. Press.

To make the star, you need to sew one line to the next one by machine and once you sew together the three lines, open and press.

Mini Coin Purse Tutorial

Download the FREE pattern, print it out and cut it out.

Take the piece of fabric and place the star (right side to right side) and sew by machine.

Open and press.

Mini Coin Purse Tutorial

Trace the pattern on the fabric.

Place the template and trace it on the piece of fabric on the back of it with a pencil.

Mini Coin Purse Tutorial

Make the quilting sandwich.

Take the batting fabric piece and place it on your work table, lay over it the piece of fabric right side up and over it lay the piece of fabric with the patchwork star.

Pinch a few pins and run your sewing machine over the pencil line, don’t forget to leave an open space (1 1/2″) to turn the piece out.

Mini Coin Purse Tutorial

Trim all the piece and turn it out.

Trim the piece, leave the 1/4″ for the seam and make a little cuts in all the angles, cut diagonally all the points. Turn the piece out and with the help of the scissors push the corners out (gently push).

Mini Coin Purse Tutorial

Sew to close.

With a needle and thread, close by hand, blind stitches will do.

Do the quilting, I love to do it by hand but if you want to do it with your sewing machine, it will look great too.

Mini Coin Purse Tutorial

Sew to close the piece to make the coin purse.

On the video you can see how I sew the sides to make the coin purse, after you finish to sew the four sides, you can sew a snap fastener.

Your coin purse is finished and it looks awesome!

You did a great job, and after you see how easy it’s to make the first one, I’m sure you’ll be making at least another two more!

Nothing better when you need to give a small present for someone you care about, than giving something made by you!

The Holidays are coming and I’m sure you might have a few friends or coworkers on your list, they will love to get a mini coin purse made by you as a Christmas present this year!

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