A couple of tutorials back I made a very simple coin purse. This time the coin purse is a bit more involved but it’s still an easy purse to make.
- Scrap fabric for hexies and lining
- 2 1/2 inch round purse frame
- Matching stranded cotton to stitch frame to purse
- Half inch hexagon pattern (pdf)
- Hexy coin purse pattern (pdf)
How to make English paper piecing (EPP) hexagons
Print hexies pattern and cut 57 shapes. Now, if you’ve never made a hexagon before check out my Scrappy flower hexagon quilt for instructions on how to make them.
Keep the papers in until you finish stitching the hexagons in the required purse shape.
Print the purse pattern and place over the hexies to make sure it is big enough. If your hexies are printed accurately there shouldn’t be any problem. In any case, adjust the size of the purse if necessary.
Place the pattern over the back of the hexies pieces.
And draw around.
Trim excess fabric off.
Now cut the lining pieces. Fold the lining in half to cut both pieces at the same time.
Cut the fusible interfacing in the same way.
Iron the fusible interfacing to the wrong side of the purse exterior.
Now make two markings where the purse hinges end.
Place both pieces right sides facing together and pin.
Do the same with the lining pieces.
Pin and stitch from marking to marking.
Now stitch marking to marking the exterior.
Time to trim off excess fabric and pinking the curved sides. Trim to about 1/8 inches from the edge.
Do the same with the lining but this time leave a 1 1/2 inch gap on the bottom to turn the purse inside out.
Turn exterior around.
Now let’s stitch exterior and interior together.
Place the exterior inside the lining as per picture.
Align the lining and exterior curves well.
Stitch around the curve on both sides and trim off excess fabric and make some cuts as you did before.
Turn purse inside out through the opening in the lining.
Stitch the bottom of the lining.
The purse is done.
Now attach the frame with matching stranded cotton.
The hexie coin purse is done!