How to Make a Coin Purse


Coin purses keep your money organized in one place for easy access. This small purse also can serve as a holder for credit cards, business cards and other small articles. A coin purse requires few materials to make.

Things You'll Need

  • 2 material squares, 4 by 4 inches
  • 2 lining squares, 4 by 4 inches
  • Straight pins
  • Pencil
  • Straight edge ruler
  • Scissors
  • Matching or contrasting thread
  • Velcro, buttons or snaps
  • Sewing machine
  • Measure and mark four blocks of material 4-inches long by 4-inches wide. Draw cutting lines on each piece and cut the squares with scissors.

  • Pin the right side of the coin purse material and the right side of the lining material together. Stitch three sides of the block together, using a ½-inch seam allowance.

  • Turn the square right-side out and push the corners out. Make the coin purse's top edge by tucking ½ inch of the outer material and lining inside the block.

  • Hold the seam together on the outside of the purse with straight pins and make a top stitch ¼ of an inch from the edge of the turned material. Use a matching or contrasting thread color.

  • Repeat Steps 2 and 3 to make the second coin purse square. Place the two squares together with lining facing lining and join the two top stitched edges together.

  • Secure the other three sides together with straight pins and top stitch them on the outside of the material ¼ of an inch from the edge. Don't stitch the top of the coin purse shut.

  • Fasten the top of the coin purse shut with Velcro, snaps or buttons. Place the closure materials on the lining inside the top edge of the purse, ½ an inch from the top edge.

Tips & Warnings

  • Use a heavyweight material for the outside of the purse. Denim and corduroy work well.
  • Cut the 4-inch square blocks out of material from pants, jeans, shirts or any other cloth suitable for a coin purse.
  • Iron the pieces as you work and iron the finished product to achieve a professional look.
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