Back in November I shared how I made fabric tags for my Christmas packages using the Tim Holtz Tag and Book Plates Sizzix die. I was looking at one of those tags a few days ago and it struck me how if it were folded in (almost) thirds, it was the perfect size and shape for a cute little mini coin purse.
To create the mini coin purse, cut two pieces of fabric and one piece of thin batting slightly larger than the tag shape on the die. Iron and fuse HeatnBond Craft Fusible Interfacing to the back side of the two pieces of fabric.
Cut the two pieces of fabric (with interfacing fused to the back side) and the one piece of batting using the tag die.
Apply SuperStik Glue stick to interfacing side of the two fabric tags.
Place the batting between the two fabric tags (interfacing facing the batting) using the SuperStik on the fabric tags to hold all three pieces together. Sew along the outer edges of the tag, about 1/4″ from the edge.
Fold the tag so that the bottom edge is about 1 3/4″ from the top edge of the tag. Fold the top of the tag down so that it creates a flap.
Place a piece of Velcro fastener on the inside of the flap covering the punched tag hole. Place the matching velcro piece on the outside of the coin purse so that it matches up with the Velcro on the flap when the flap is closed.
Cut a piece of double fold bias tape over the bottom edge of the tag. Sew the bias tape in place. Sew both pieces of Velcro in place as well.
Trim the outer edges with pinking shears making sure to not cut into the line of stitching.
Fold the tag again and sew along the sides to form a pocket.
A fabric label can be added to the outer flap to hide the stitching from the Velcro tab.
This little coin purse is simple and so quick to create from scraps of fabric. It makes a cute gift that can be easily personalized, all in under an hour. (To make your own stamped labels, check out the tutorial I shared for the original fabric tags to see how I made some with stamps.)
- adhesive: Therm O Web HeatnBond Craft Fusible Interfacing; HeatnBond Fusible Fleece; SuperStik Glue Stick
- fabric: Adorn It Vintage Groove Vintage Tweet Tan and Disarray Green
- tag die: Tim Holtz Sizzix Alterations Tag and Bookplates, die cutting machine
- label: Sweetwater Label Crew
- misc: Velcro Fastener Tape, thread, double fold bias tape, sewing machine, pinking shears, scissors