Saturday, January 19, 2013

Crafturday! A Change Purse

Here's a fun little thing I learned how to make this past week. A change purse! I bought the pattern at my favorite quilt shop, Quilter's Way of Acton, and got to work right away. I used two small pieces of fabric for the outside, and two more for the inside pockets

plus fusible fleece and interfacing, sticky-back velcro, a Hawaiian coconut shell button and the usual sewing notions and machine. The pockets hold standard-size business or credit cards. It would be a great accessory for those you headed to BEA or other functions where you'll be passing out and collecting lots of business cards. Here's the back:

Since this was my first one there's definitely room for improvement, but overall I'm pretty happy with it. I picked out a really cute cat print to use for a couple more. I used scraps for this one but you can cut enough fabric for two from a fat quarter, if you cut the long edge parallel to the selvage. I can't wait to get started. It took me about an hour to make this one; I think doing two or three at once, assembly-line style, is very practical. I'd love to get good enough at making these to sell them but for now I think they'd make fun gifts.

And I'm giving this one away to one of you if you'd like it! If you live in the US and would like a little turtle purse, leave a comment with an email address. The giveaway will be open for a week, till next Saturday.


Book Dragon said...

This is great! You're giving away your first one?

What I'd really like is the pattern number! :-)

rhonda said...

That's so sweet of you would love it.

Alexia561 said...

Looks amazing! And I love the pattern you used. Very cute!

Ali said...

Oh my gosh, I am having the worst luck with commenting tonight, so I apologize if I ended up commenting nineteen times. I love the coin purse!

Jenners said...

Very neat! I love the turtle pattern you picked. And who can't use a cute little change purse?

Anonymous said...

I love it! If you made some with bookish fabric I'm sure you could see them easily :)