How to Make a Drawstring Coin Purse
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How to Make a Drawstring Coin Purse

Difficulty Beginner
Budget £10 - £30
Time 1 hr +

Look stylish and keep your change in order with this drawstring coin purse made with Joules fat quarters. Sew the small purse as a lovely gift for a friend or a handy accessory for yourself.

Hobbycraft is excited to announce the launch of an exclusive fabric collection with premium lifestyle brand Joules. Craft your own projects with the British brand’s quintessential heritage style, with fabrics featuring iconic prints and patterns from the Joules archive.

Project and instructions by @sew__jessali.

Full range of Joules fabrics available in our stores from April 12th 2021.

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How to make

All sewn edges use a 10mm seam allowance.

Step 1

If you’re making your own template, find a circular object with roughly a 10cm diameter. Draw around it on a piece of paper. Use a ruler to mark 2.5cm above the circle edge on one side and square off the sides at the widest 10cm point then join the top with the 2.5cm mark. Cut this template out.

Step 2

Use the template to draw around and cut out two pieces of fabric. You may want to play with your pattern placement.

Step 3

Fold down the top straight edge of one piece by 1.5cm and press. Then repeat to create a rolled hem. With it still pressed and folded, mark the bottom of the seam and then un fold to mark the pressed line above that. You can repeat on your other piece if you want to.

Step 4

Place your pieces right sides together and pin. Sew around the outer edges leaving the top open and not sewing the 1.5cm gaps between your marker pins.

Step 5

Trim your seam allowances by half and cut small triangles or slits into the seam allowance, towards your sewn line, this will help shape the curve.

Step 6

You can use a zig zag stitch to finish and neaten the edges of your seam allowance if you want to.

Step 7

Fold down the top along the pressed lines you created in step 3. Press again and pin in place if you want to.

Step 8 

Sew this rolled hem around the top from the inside. This will help fit it under your machine. 

Step 9 

Turn the right way around, press. Get the 2mm cord and cut a length that measures 4 times the width of your purse. Attach a safety pin to one end.

Step 10 

Feed the safety pin and cord through one of the gaps in the rolled hem. Feed it all the way around until it come out the same side.

Step 11

Tie a knot to secure. Then cut another piece of cord and repeat the process on the other side.

Step 12

Trim the ends of the cord to neaten. Try to make sure they’re even.

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Drawstring Coin Purse Template


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