How to make a fabric coin purse

Bought your copy of Mollie Makes 88 in New Zealand, Germany, Sweden, or Coles, Australia? Stitch our cute purse featuring a debut sewing box-inspired fabric by illustrator, Silkie Lloyd.

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You’ll need

• The materials inside your fabric zip purse free gift in Mollie Makes 88 (only available to readers who bought the magazine in New Zealand, Germany, Sweden, or Coles, Australia)
• 27cm of navy ric rac
• 9cm navy zip
• Heavy cotton fabric
Templates

How to make a fabric coin purse

Fabric coin purse pattern - step 1 - Mollie Makes

Step 1
Using the template provided, cut out two purse shapes from your fabric. Pin your zip face-down on one piece. Sew in place by hand or use a zipper foot on your machine. Open it out and press.

Fabric coin purse pattern - step - Mollie Makes

Step 2
Place your second piece of fabric over your zipper, right sides together. Sew as you did in step one. Open out, press and unzip part way.

Fabric coin purse pattern - step 3 - Mollie Makes

Step 3
Hand or machine tack your trim in place along the front edge of your purse. Fold your fabric in half, matching seams.

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Step 4
Sew all the way around the outside edge. Turn your purse right sides out, pushing out the seam edges. Fill with coins!

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