At the moment, I’m all about small and cute projects. My stash has been worn down by quite a bit of bag sewing for friends and for fun, so while I wait on some new fabric supplies to arrive from overseas, I’m working with small pieces, and mixing and matching.
I had a couple of these little half-round purse frames with the kiss-lock and though it time to tackle a pattern for them. Actually pattern drafting for fixed size frames like this is a bit harder than I thought, you really to need to fiddle quite a bit with the shape and the size to get something that’s workable and in the right proportion.
In the end I was over-complicating it – this is a
simple pattern and totally ideal for beginners. And because you are using the ready-made hardware, you can get a really good looking result too. And it uses only a small amount of fabric. It’s a winner all round. These would make lovely gifts and stocking stuffers – give them a try, you’ll be hooked!
Materials to sew a coin purse
- 8.5cm half-round sew-in purse frame – I used this one (International Etsy seller – sends worldwide) Or choose from some of these ones HERE
- Fusible fleece
- Light-weight interfacing
- Small pieces of fabric for outer and lining (1 FQ is enough to make and line two of these purses)
- Matching thread or Invisible Thread
- The pattern download – below