“The life so short, the crafts so long to learn”~Geoffrey Chaucer
Finally last Sunday, I became so productive.. At least one DIY thing could be made although my body was so poor.. Beforehand, I had 4 days nonstop visiting expo in Singapore for job matters.. It was so tiring but fun also (big allowance, nice hotel and flight, much time for retail therapy.red) hihi.. FYI, not much Sale signs at shopping mall there, but I got forever21 traveling pack for only $4 .. It seemed like it was enough to make my eyes sparkled .. Okay, enough, too much unnecessary stories revealed .. Hihi let’s do the coin purse ♥
In the last post, I told you that I had purchase some fabrics in some online shop.. Yes, I bought the floral, polkadots and plain fabrics.. All in bright colors (totally boost my mood).. As these things arrived at my house, I did really excited.. Wohooo cotton never goes wrong.. Anyway, I bought coin purse frame too, I bought the bronze one for only 13.000 rupiahs.. Indeed, really want to make a coin purse so I had prepare all the materials from far in advance.. ♥
I used two kinds fabric, the floral for outer and the fuchsia for inner.. Floral ribbon is used as “brand tag” inside, I would attach it manually in the inner pattern.. Poms for outer lining (for sure, poms would be great for giving such cute and girly vibe in my coin purse) ♥
First to do is drawing a pattern following the frame.. I decided to make an oval pattern.. You can make rectangular pattern or any other kind patterns.. Don’t forget to give a sign to your drawing which denote the edge of the frame (see the dashed line).. It means that you have to stop the stitching there, later..
Ironing the fabric for sleeker result and easier starting.. After ironing, we can cut the fabrics accordance the patterns which we had previously make ..
I did the inner first.. I attached the floral ribbon in this plain fabric manually.. It would be like a “brand-tag” (just for kicks, hehe).. Due to easiness, I prefer hand-stitching than using a sewing machine..
Move to the outer pattern that used floral fabric.. I started to sew the poms following the outer line.. ♥ These poms would make my coin purse look different.. Really love the poms poms poms ♥
Now I have two parts of my coin purse, outer and inner part.. As I told you when I start drawing the pattern, “Please, pay attention to the dashed line!”.. It is used as a limit for your stitching, means stop sewing right at that sign.. (The opens part would be attached by the frame, later..)
After that, join both parts.. Fit them and start to do a blind stitching/ ladder stitching between the outer and the inner..
The result should be like this
After done with blind stitching for both side.. I could attach the bronze frame to my semi finished-coin-purse .. There are holes around the frame, all I have to do is just stitching the fabric following the holes..
Woosaaah.. My coin purse is already done!!
Cute, isn’t it? The shape is a little bit “mencong-mencong” .. Asymmetric.. But this asymmetric-idea doesn’t bother me at all.. Hihi.. As I can put my coins here (but wait, it’s too pretty for putting coins) .. 😀
Peek – a – boo
This coin purse should be great for a gift to some besty too, right? I think I’m going to give this to my mom, my best of the best person in this universe.. I hope she doesn’t mind with the asymmetric shape a.k.a mencong-mencong.. hihi I also made a lifetime warranty card for more exclusive gift for her (besides she can immediately complained and claimed whenever the coin purse is damaged, hehe) ♥..
Hopefully my mom will love it..
~Boots, The Killers
Well, enough for today.. I hope you like my DIY coin purse.. Happy Crafting!! Have a nice Monday, everyone..
“What is bought is cheaper than a gift.” ~Portuguese Proverb