Learn how to make your own small zippered coin purse with these easy step-by-step instructions.
I tend to drop change in my purse when I receive it, so I end up with coins everywhere! So I get upset when I can’t find the change when I need it! I made a small zippered coin purse so I can keep all my coins in one place. If you’re like me, it’s easy to fix by making one of these quick and easy coin zipper bags.
Try these easy tutorials to create a matching credit card/gift card holder or business card holder from leftover fabric.
Reading: How to sew a coin purse
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here are the instructions. These zipper pouches are also perfect for credit cards, gift cards, and business cards!
- Two outer fabric pieces and two lining fabric pieces each measuring 5 1/2 inches wide by 4 inches long
- 4 inch zipper
- Fusible interfacing
- Rotary cutter
- Cutting mat
- Clear ruler
- Sewing scissors
- Straight pins
- Sewing machine
Using your cutting mat, clear ruler and rotary cutter, cut two pieces of your outer fabric and two pieces of your lining fabric measuring 5 1/2 inches wide by 4 inches high. If you do not have these tools, you can make a template measuring 5 1/2 inches wide X 4 inches H, pin to your fabric and use sewing scissors to cut out the pieces.
fix your fusible interface
Cut four pieces of the fusible interfacing just smaller than your fabric pieces. My go to brand is Pellon for all my interfacing. The Pellon 911FF is the perfect weight for sewing zipper pouches, handbags and similar sewing projects.
Place the interfacing on the wrong side of the fabric. Be sure the little bumps are face down!
Flip the fabric with the interfacing over and press using the cotton steam setting on your iron until fused. Do this for all four fabric pieces.
add the zipper
Time to add the zipper. This zipper is 4 inches and is measured from the top metal stop to the bottom metal stop as shown above. Rule of thumb – your fabric pieces are 1 1/2 inches wider that the length of your zipper. If you were to use a 7 inch zipper, for example, your fabric should measure 8 1/2 inches wide.
Place your zipper face down on the top of one of the outer fabric pieces.
Pin to hold in place.
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Place one of the lining fabric pieces on top of the zipper as shown above.
Pin in place – the zipper should be sandwiched in between the outer fabric piece and the lining fabric piece, right sides together.
sew the zipper
Using your sewing machine and zipper foot, stitch the zipper to the fabric.
The picture above shows what the zipper pouch coin purse looks like so far.
Fold each fabric piece down so the wrong sides are facing each other and straight stitch along the top. This gives it a finishing touch and keeps the fabric from bunching up and getting caught in the zipper.
The zipper pouch coin purse should look like the above picture at this point.
repeat with the other pieces of fabric
now you are going to repeat the same process with the other side of the zipper.
Place the zipper on top of the other piece of lining fabric – lining fabrics right sides together.
Place the other outer piece of fabric on top of the zipper – right sides of outer fabric facing together.
Pin in place.
Using the zipper foot, stitch again.
Fold the outer fabric and lining fabric down, wrong sides together and straight stitch.
The picture above shows what it looks like on the outside.
This is what the inside should look like.
time to sew
Open or unzip the zipper about half way – you will need this opening for turning. Fold the zipper pouch coin purse so the outer fabric pieces are right sides together and lining pieces are right sides together.
Pinch the zipper so the teeth are facing towards the lining of the pouch and pin in place.
Sew around the perimeter of the pouch – edge to edge as shown above. Leave a small opening at the bottom of the lining fabric for turning.
Zigzag stitch all around to prevent the fabric from fraying. If you are interested in squaring the bottoms of this zipper pouch, instructions on how to do this can be found in my post How to Sew a Lined Zipper Pouch.
Cut all the corners using your sewing scissors.
Turn right side out. Push out the outer fabric corners. Press the opening.
Straight stitch to close the opening. Push the lining inside the pouch.
Press the zipper pouch to give it a finished professional look.
Go gather up those coins! You are finished!
I hope this tutorial has been useful to you. I’d love to see your finished zipper bag project or comment if you have any questions! happy sewing!
pin for later!
Other Zipper Related Sewing Tutorials
- Flat Bottom Zipper Bag
- adds a zipper pocket to a bag or purse