This tutorial by SewCanShe is a treasure trove for both novices and seasoned sewists. The project is a delightful blend of functionality and creativity, offering you the freedom to use scraps, fussy cutting, appliqué, or even machine embroidery.
The pattern is designed to be fully lined, eliminating the need for binding on the inside, which is a thoughtful touch. You’ll find a comprehensive guide on the type of zippers to use, and the tutorial even delves into the nitty-gritty of zipper panels and tabs. The pattern calls for a zipper that is 1 1/4″ wide, and the tutorial recommends YKK size 4.5 zippers or faux metallic zippers for a chic look.
The tutorial is sprinkled with tips and tricks, from sewing the zipper panel to attaching the purse sides. It even offers optional steps for those who want to add a D-ring or a swivel snap clip. The instructions are accompanied by a free downloadable template, making it easier for you to cut the fabric pieces accurately.
The tutorial is not just a set of instructions; it’s a journey that allows you to explore your creative boundaries. Whether you opt for a simple design using leftover fabrics or decide to go all out with appliqué designs, this coin purse is a canvas for your imagination. So, grab your fabric, fusible fleece, and zipper, and let’s sew up some petite magic!