Now these really are my favourite to date! I bought these fabrics for a ‘special project’ you know the type that you’re STILL waiting for, you bought the very cute fabric that you could never dare put scissors near to unless it’s ‘that’ project, and it’s actually just going to sit pretty as you admire it because it’s just.too.pretty!!! I have a few of them! And they are STILL sitting there! Especially the expensive ones I bought from home in the UK. For once I used a whole batch of fat quarters that matched, which looks so much better when you are making a collection, especially for a stall situation, rather than just randomly picking out fabrics.
For the first time I’m now adding photos to how I made it! I hope it helps one of you to make one!
Here’s how I made my coin purses..
I cut out 2 rectangles 9cm x 13cm of both lining and outer fabric. A zip the same width, a piece of lining fabric cut to about 7cm x 5cm rectangle for the tab, a D ring for the tab. I havnt got heavy duty scissors for cutting metal zips so be careful what kid of zip you buy, I always buy plastic ones!
First, let’s make the tab, grab your small rectangle and lengthways, fold the edges in towards once so they touch, then fold over again. It’s hard to explain so I tried to take the best pic to show you!
Then sew down each side, fold over in half, insert your D ring and save for later.
So my zip looks huuuuge but I only had a 50cm zip at the time in the colour I wanted! But I cut it to size later on. I constructed the coin purse in exactly the same way as my make up bags; laid one piece of outer fabric facing up, zip facing down on top of it, then one piece of the lining on top to make a sandwich. Making sure the fabric is lined up toward the END of the zip so we can later on trim the other end.
Sew the layers onto the zip exactly half way from the zip teeth to the edge of the zip.
Open up the layers and place the zip on top of the second outer layer with lining on top, exactly the same as above. (See below photo) then sew again between the zip teeth and the edge of zip.
Open all the layers, iron the edges down flat and top stitch.
Next, open the zip half way down the bag, construct the bag by holding the outer layers in one and the lining layers in the other, pushing the zip towards the lining and pinning in place. In the pic I have drawn (with a fabric pen!!!) where you should sew. You can see a gap in the lining you should leave so you can turn inside out. You can also see I marked a small gap on the top left on the outer fabric, when you are sewing and you get to this point, put your tab in and sew it in place, it should be facing IN (see second pic for the position of this, I hope it is clear!)
Sew all the way around the bag, remembering to reverse stitch at the opening in the lining so it doesn’t come apart when you turn inside out. You can trim the end of the zip now.
Turn the bag inside out and ladder stitch the lining closed! And voila!!