How to Make a Triangle Coin Purse
I am always looking for ways to use my remnants and scraps and I just love these little triangle coin purses so I thought I would do this tutorial on how to make one in about 30 minutes or so. This tutorial on how to make a triangle coin purse was modified from a pattern by Spoonful of Sugar. It is super simple to make and requires only basic sewing skills to complete. This is truly a scrap worthy project. Just a small amount of fabric, a metal zipper and a piece of ribbon will result in this terrific little coin purse.Lets get started.
What you will Need:
- 8 1/2″ x 4 1/2″ piece of outer fabric and lining fabric
- 4″ metal zipper
- Pellon 808 or quilt batting (Optional)
- Small piece of ribbon
- Standard sewing supplies
Step 1: How to Make a Triangle Coin Purse
Cut your fabrics to 8 1/2″ x 4 1/2″. I used decorator weight fabric so I did not need to use interfacing. If you are using a fabric that is less sturdy you will want to add either some quilt batting or some Pellon 808 to support it.
Step 2: How to Make a Triangle Coin Purse
I did not have a 4″ metal zipper but I did have a 22″ metal zipper so I shortened it to be the length that I wanted. Shortening a metal zipper is not the same as shortening a nylon zipper. You can simply cut a nylon zipper but you cannot cut through a metal zipper so if you do not have a 4″ metal zipper you should shorten yours by doing the following:
- Measure and mark 4″ from the bottom of the zipper and make a mark using a disappearing or heat sensitive pen.
- Using pliers pry off the top stops of the zipper and set them aside.
- Unzip the zipper to a few rungs above the place that you marked and start pulling out the metal teeth using pliers. They slide off the zipper fabric quite easily with a good pull.
- Cut through the fabric leaving some fabric at the top.
- Replace the top stops crimping them closed with pliers. You have now shortened your metal zipper.
Step 3: How to Make a Triangle Coin Purse
Place the short side of the outer fabric face down on the zipper and the lining fabric face up underneath the zipper so that you have a zipper sandwich with the fabrics right sides together. Using a zipper foot, sew the zipper to the fabric. You will have one side of the zipper sewn.
Step 4: How to Make a Triangle Coin Purse
Take the other side of the fabrics and place them in the same way that you placed the first side. You will have a second zipper sandwich. Sew it in the same way. You will have a tube of fabric separated by the zipper.
Step 5: How to Make a Triangle Coin Purse
Turn the piece wrong side out and sew a 1/4″ seam allowance at the bottom of the purse. Zig zag along the edge to prevent fraying.
Step 6: How to Make a Triangle Coin Purse
Turn the purse right sides out and place a small piece of ribbon at the top near the zipper and hand baste it to the purse.
Step 7: How to Make a Triangle Coin Purse
Turn the pouch wrong sides out and place the zipper top to one side. Sew the opening closed using a 1/4″ seam allowance and zig zag the edges as before.
Step 8: How to Make a Triangle Coin Purse
Turn the purse right side out and you have finished your triangle coin purse.