Tutorial Tuesday: Cute Japanese Coin Purse


The Purl Bee is the shop blog for Purl Soho, an online and brick & mortar smörgåsbord of fabric, notions, fiber, patterns and other crafty stuff. If you haven’t visited the shop before, beware you will not be able to resist buying something…I know I love their selection!

To tempt you even more, each week a new tutorial or project is shared on The Purl Bee using products from the shop. Today for Tutorial Tuesday, I’d like to share my one of my favorite tutorials from those featured on The Purl Bee —it’s for a Cute Japanese Coin Purse. The pattern and the frame and pattern are for sale at Purl Soho.

Materials List:

1. One Inazuma Antique Gold Purse Frame #772 (This includes a paper pattern and the paper string you will need.)
2. 1/4 yard of lining fabric. Pictured purse is made with Shot Cotton in Lemon
3. 1/4 yard of exterior fabric. Pictured purse is made with Jen’s Garden in Black but it might be a little easier to use a lighter weight fabric.
4. One heavy paper bag
5. Craft Glue
6. A Hera Marker
7. A thin knitting needle or awl
8. A pair of pliers

These materials will make one 3.5″ X 3.5″ purse. You will have a lot of fabric left over. You could probably six or seven purses out of two quarter yards of fabric.

Read more of the instructions here!

Also, make sure to join the Tutorial Tuesday flickr group and share coin purse crafts or any pics from any other completed Tutorial Tuesday project.



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