DIY Coin Purse Tutorial

Last Updated on June 19, 2021 by Ellen Christian

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If you're looking for a coin purse pattern, check out this DIY coin purse tutorial. You won't believe how easy it is to make a coin pouch of your own!

DIY Coin Purse Tutorial

If you enjoy sewing, this coin pouch is a simple DIY sewing project you can tackle. And, you can change up the fabric you use to personalize it for different outfits or occasions. 

This fun Baby Yoda fabric would work for everyday wear or as a fun gift for a tween or teen in your life.

This simple pouch pattern can be used to hold coins, bills, credit cards, lip balm, or other personal care items. 

If you're looking for a coin purse pattern, check out this DIY coin purse tutorial. You won't believe how easy it is to make a coin pouch of your own!

Level of difficulty

This DIY coin purse is intended for someone who has at least beginner-advanced sewing skills. You should understand sewing terminology and be comfortable with zippers.

You don’t need to be an advanced seamstress but it will help if you know your way around a sewing machine and simple sewing techniques.

If you're looking for a coin purse pattern, check out this DIY coin purse tutorial. You won't believe how easy it is to make a coin pouch of your own!

DIY coin purse materials

  • Main Fabric (I used this 100% Cotton BLUE BABY YODA fabric)
    (1) 6 ¼” W x 1 ¾” T for front pocket panel top (INTERFACE THIS PIECE)
    (1) 6” W x 4 ¼” T for the back panel (INTERFACE THIS PIECE)
    (1) 2” x 2” for ring tab
    (2) 2 ½” x 2” front zip tabs
  • Accent Fabric (I used this 100% Cotton GREEN BABY YODA fabric)
    (1) 6 ¼” W x 2 ¾” T for front pocket panel bottom (INTERFACE THIS PIECE)
  • Lining Fabric (I used this 100% Cotton STAR WARS 1977 fabric)
    (1) 6 ¼” W x 1 ¾” T for front pocket panel top
    (1) 6 ¼” W x 2 ¾” T for front pocket panel bottom
    (1) 6” W x 4 ¼” T for front pocket back panel
    (2) 6” W x 4” T main pouch lining
  • Pellon SF101 Interfacing (Amazon)
    (1) 6” W x 1 ½” T for front pocket panel top
    (1) 6” W x 2 ½” T for front pocket panel bottom
    (1) 6” W x 4” T for back panel
  • Hardware
    (1) Olive 7”+ nylon zipper for main top opening (I used this #3 Black Olive)
    (1) Khaki 5”+ nylon zipper for front pocket (I used this #3 Greyish Olive)
    1” split ring (I used these)

step by step photos to make this project

DIY coin purse directions

  • Cut all pieces needed as listed above. Iron on SF101 Interfacing onto the 3 pieces as noted.
  • Take your 2”x2” ring tab piece and place it wrong side up. Fold it in half and press it so that you have a crease down the middle. Now open and fold each side into the middle crease so it looks like this.
  • Now fold on the center crease so that the top and bottom edges meet. You will end up with a piece that is ½” wide and 2” long. Topstitch along both long edges about ⅛” in from the edge. Set aside. You won’t need this piece until the end.
  • Trim both metals stops off the 5” zipper and add tabs to each side using your preferred method so that you end up with a tabbed zipper that is at least 6 ¼” long. Trim excess from the top and bottom of tabs so that the entire strip matches the width of the zipper.

step by step photos for the second part of this project

Making the pocket panel

  • Place the front pocket panel bottom piece right side up. Align the 6 ¼” tabbed zipper you just made with the top of the front pocket panel bottom piece with the zipper face down.
  • Place the front pocket panel bottom lining piece on top of the zipper, also right side face down. Use a zipper foot to sew all 3 pieces together using a ¼” seam allowance.
  • Press both sides open with right sides facing out and topstitch using ⅛” seam allowance.
  • Align the bottom of the front pocket panel top piece (right side face down) with the zipper tape edge of the panel you just made (right side facing up). Clip-in place.
  • Flip this over so that the lining side is now face up. Do the same as above with the front pocket panel top lining piece. Place it face down, aligning with the open edge of the zipper tape. Clip-in place and sew all 3 pieces together using a ¼” seam allowance.
  • Press both top sides open like before with the right sides facing out and topstitch using ⅛” seam allowance.
  • Trim this front panel piece you just made so that it measures 6” wide by 4 ¼” tall. Place this on top of the front pocket back panel lining piece, both face up.

set of three photos to make this diy coin purse

Basting together

  • Baste together around all 4 edges using ⅛” seam allowance. You now have a complete front panel piece with a functioning zippered pocket.
  • Place the main zipper face down along the top edge of the panel you just made.
  • Place one main pouch lining piece face down on top of that
  • Sew all three pieces together using ¼” seam allowance and zipper foot. Just like before, press open and topstitch with ⅛” seam allowance.
  • Place the back panel main fabric piece on top, face down aligning the top edge with the open edge of the zipper tape below. Clip it in place.
  • Flip this over so that the lining side is now face up. Place the second main lining piece face down also aligning with the open edge of the zipper tape. Clip it in place.

final photos for this coin purse pattern

Sew all pieces together

  • Sew all 3 pieces together using a ¼” seam allowance. Open both sides, press, and topstitch like before so that now you have a front panel with lining along with a back panel with lining on either side of the main zipper.
  • Move the zipper pull into the center and then stitch the zipper tape together at that end.
  • Trim the zipper tape on both sides so that it is even with the fabric. Match the lining pieces together (right sides together) and match the outer pieces together (the back panel and the front pocket panel piece you made) also right sides together. Mark for a 2” opening on the lining pieces. Clip all the way around.
  • Fold the ring tab piece you made earlier in half and place it between the outer pieces close to the zipper tab. The raw edges should be out with the lop part being inside the sandwich.
  • Sew all the way around (except for the 2” space for turning) using a ¼” seam allowance. Clip the corners. Put your fingers inside the hole and pull the outside piece through. Keep going until your piece is now right side out.

Final result of this DIY coin purse tutorial

Press out the corners

  • Use a tool to gently press out all 4 corners. Press the exterior pieces.
  • Align the lining hole pieces that are folded in and press so they match as best as you can. Mark just past the opening on each side so that you will be able to easily see where to start and stop sewing the hole shut.
  • Sew the turn hole shut as close to the edge as possible. Push the lining into the exterior pieces and push in the corners with your fingers.
  • Close the zipper and attach the 1” split ring to the tab. You’re all done!

If you're looking for a coin purse pattern, check out this DIY coin purse tutorial. You won't believe how easy it is to make a coin pouch of your own!

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DIY Coin Purse Tutorial

If you're looking for a coin purse pattern, check out this DIY coin purse tutorial. You won't believe how easy it is to make a coin pouch of your own!

If you're looking for a coin purse pattern, check out this DIY coin purse tutorial. You won't believe how easy it is to make a coin pouch of your own!

Prep Time 15 minutes
Active Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Difficulty moderate
Estimated Cost $20

Materials

Main Fabric (I used this 100% Cotton BLUE BABY YODA fabric)

  • (1) 6 ¼” W x 1 ¾” T for front pocket panel top (INTERFACE THIS PIECE)
  • (1) 6” W x 4 ¼” T for back panel (INTERFACE THIS PIECE)
  • (1) 2” x 2” for ring tab
  • (2) 2 ½” x 2” front zip tabs

Accent Fabric (I used this 100% Cotton GREEN BABY YODA fabric)

  • (1) 6 ¼” W x 2 ¾” T for front pocket panel bottom (INTERFACE THIS PIECE)

Lining Fabric (I used this 100% Cotton STAR WARS 1977 fabric)

  • (1) 6 ¼” W x 1 ¾” T for front pocket panel top
  • (1) 6 ¼” W x 2 ¾” T for front pocket panel bottom
  • (1) 6” W x 4 ¼” T for front pocket back panel
  • (2) 6” W x 4” T main pouch lining

Pellon SF101 Interfacing

  • (1) 6” W x 1 ½” T for front pocket panel top
  • (1) 6” W x 2 ½” T for front pocket panel bottom
  • (1) 6” W x 4” T for back panel

Hardware

  • (1) Olive 7”+ nylon zipper for main top opening (I used this #3 Black Olive)
  • (1) Khaki 5”+ nylon zipper for front pocket (I used this #3 Greyish Olive)
  • 1” split ring

Tools

  • sewing machine

Instructions

  1. Cut all pieces needed as listed above. Iron on SF101 Interfacing onto the 3 pieces as noted.
  2. Take your 2”x2” ring tab piece and place it wrong side up. Fold it in half and press so that you have a crease down the middle. Now open and fold each side in to the middle crease so it looks like this.
  3. Now fold on the center crease so that the top and bottom edges meet. You will end up with a piece that is ½” wide and 2” long. Topstitch along both long edges about ⅛” in from the edge. Set aside. You won’t need this piece until the end.
  4. Trim both metal stops off the 5” zipper and add tabs to each side using your preferred method so that you end up with a tabbed zipper that is at least 6 ¼” long. Trim excess from top and bottom of tabs so that the entire strip matches the width of the zipper.
  5. Place the front pocket panel bottom piece right side up. Align the 6 ¼” tabbed zipper you just made with the top of the front pocket panel bottom piece with the zipper face down. Place the front pocket panel bottom lining piece on top of the zipper, also right side face down. Use a zipper foot to sew all 3 pieces together using a ¼” seam allowance.
  6. Press both sides open with right sides facing out and topstitch using ⅛” seam allowance. 
  7. Align the bottom of the front pocket panel top piece (right side face down) with the zipper tape edge of the panel you just made (right side facing up). Clip in place.
  8. Flip this over so that the lining side is now face up. Do the same as above with the front pocket panel top lining piece. Place it face down, aligning with the open edge of the zipper tape. Clip in place and sew all 3 pieces together using a ¼” seam allowance.
  9. Press both top sides open like before with the right sides facing out and topstitch using ⅛” seam allowance. 
  10. Trim this front panel piece you just made so that it measures 6” wide by 4 ¼” tall. Place this on top of the front pocket back panel lining piece, both face up.
  11. Baste together around all 4 edges using ⅛” seam allowance. You now have a complete front panel piece with a functioning zippered pocket.
  12. Place the main zipper face down along the top edge of the panel you just made. 
  13. Place one main pouch lining piece face down on top of that
  14. Sew all three pieces together using ¼” seam allowance and zipper foot. Just like before, press open and topstitch with ⅛” seam allowance.
  15. Place the back panel main fabric piece on top, face down aligning the top edge with the open edge of the zipper tape below. Clip in place.
  16. Flip this over so that the lining side is now face up. Place the second main lining piece face down also aligning with the open edge of the zipper tape. Clip in place.
  17. Sew all 3 pieces together using a ¼” seam allowance. Open both sides, press and topstitch like before so that now you have a front panel with lining along with a back panel with lining on either side of the main zipper.
  18. Move the zipper pull into the center and then stitch the zipper tape together at that end.
  19. Trim the zipper tape on both sides so that it is even with the fabric. Match the lining pieces together (right sides together) and match the outer pieces together (the back panel and the front pocket panel piece you made) also right sides together. Mark for a 2” opening on the lining pieces. Clip all the way around. 
  20. Fold the ring tab piece you made earlier in half and place between the outer pieces close to the zipper tab. The raw edges should be out with the lop part being inside the sandwich.
  21. Sew all the way around (except for the 2” space for turning) using a ¼” seam allowance. Clip the corners. Put your fingers inside the hole and pull the outside piece through. Keep going until your piece is now right side out.
  22. Use a tool to gently press out all 4 corners. Press the exterior pieces. 
  23. Align the lining hole pieces that are folded in and press so they match as best as you can. Mark just past the opening on each side so that you will be able to easily see where to start and stop sewing the hole shut.
  24. Sew the turn hole shut as close to the edge as possible. Push the lining into the exterior pieces and push in the corners with your fingers. 
  25. Close the zipper and attach the 1” split ring to the tab. You’re all done!

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