Hello I’m Chantal and I am addicted to coin purses!
From a young age I was fascinated with small, fabric coin purses. I now have an impressive collection of gorgeous coin purses – you know the sort with metal frames that your Nanna might own. As a true addict, I won’t say exactly how many I have but enough that I had to buy special storage boxes to keep them all safe!
The dilemma is that they are rare and hard to find, especially here in Australia! There are an impressive amount on Etsy and Made-It but often the fabrics don’t appeal to me much. There are a number of free and commercial coin purse sewing patterns out there, some that seem easy and some that are very fiddly and difficult. I bought a rather difficult pattern online ( won’t say where from) and managed to create this:
This was such a difficult pattern to follow, that I’ve been reluctant to try another! Although today I stumbled upon some coin purse beauties which may have inspired me again to give it another go!
I love these coin purses made by Karyn @ theworkroom.ca The pleating is such a nice detail:
I love the pairing of fabrics for both the outside and inside of each purse. Such a great way to use up fabric scraps and fat quarters.
So my mission is to now find an easier and hopefully free pattern to use. I will let you know how I go and post my end results if I have success. Check out more of these gorgeous coin purses here.