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.)


0 comment on Easy to Sew Coin Purse from Tag Die Cut

  1. Laurie H.
    February 12, 2012 at 10:28 am (12 years ago)

    Tammy Tutterow, you are just popping up everywhere! I think you just gave me a great idea for next Christmas! Maybe I even have time to finish. These are really cute and what a great way to add a use to a die that I already own. Thanks.

  2. Lisette aka Liszha
    February 12, 2012 at 12:25 pm (12 years ago)

    Absolutely gorgeous and so happy to just have bought this die. I have to go and have a look at the fabric tags you made with christmas now. Thanks for the inspiration!!!!

  3. Marcie Smith
    February 12, 2012 at 1:35 pm (12 years ago)

    Tammy, this is so cute. Looks as though it is large enough to slip a gift card into as well. Great for gift giving. Thanks.

  4. Creative Photo Albums
    February 13, 2012 at 11:09 pm (12 years ago)

    Thank you Tammy for sharing this. This would be a nice craft with kids. The choice of color is gorgeous too.

  5. rebeccakeppel
    February 15, 2012 at 10:29 am (12 years ago)

    This came out SO cute!