DIY: Change Purse Tutorial

Do you have leftover fabric that you don’t know what to do with? How about making a change purse! Gilda shows us on how to make a simple change purse using scraps of fabric!

1)First choose your fabric. Then cut it into a rectangle.  The measurements can vary but I chose to cut my fabric into a 4 X 9 inch rectangle.

2a)The fabric I chose is bright red on one side and pink on the other side.  I want my coin purse to be red so I put the red side of the fabric face down.  Choose what side you prefer.  Then lay that face down on a flat surface.

2b)On one of the shorter sides of your rectangle, fold it a quarter (1/4) of an inch and sew.  Do the same to the other side.

3) Once both sides are sewn, fold your fabric in half so that the shorter sides touch.

4) Sew the open sides only.

5) The change purse is almost done.  Turn the change purse inside out so that the seams are hidden.  It should look similar to the drawing.

6)  It won’t hold coins yet.  To make draw strings, you can use yard or embroidery thread.  I chose to use blue embroidery thread.  With a needle weave the thread in and out of the change purse.  The space you will have in your coin purse is determined by how high you make the draw strings.  Once you are done, pull on the strings and tie them.  Remember: the draw strings should be double the length of your shortest sides.  For my change purse, the thread I chose measures 8 inches in length because the purse measures 4 X 9 inches.

If you don’t have any extra fabric laying around, try visiting your local arts & crafts store! Thanks to Gilda for sharing your DIY change purse tutorial! Feel free to write us a comment if you have any questions about the tutorial!

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