Keep The Change!

I had completed my wallet a little while back, but at the time I didn’t have a coin purse for my change. The wallet was custom made for me with multiple card slots and I love it! I was able to carve out an hour today to try to put together a coin purse to go with it. It has been a bit of a pain not having somewhere to put my change. I measured the size based on it fitting inside the existing side pocket of my wallet. The zipper is only 5 inches, and now looking back I wish I would have gotten one a little longer.

I cut out my fabric (outer fabric and lining) and some fusible fleece (I wanted some added support).


I put together the pieces (right side together) with the zipper and sewed together the fabric to both sides of the zipper.



Once both sides of the zipper have had the outer and lining fabrics sewn on, it’s time to sew the fabric together all around. First, it’s important to make sure that your zipper is open! Otherwise you will have a tough time getting it turned right side out!


Sew a 1/4″ all the way around except for 2-3 inches on the bottom of the lining side. This whole is so you can turn the whole thing. Once you turn it, you’ll then either hand sew or machine turn the hole on the bottom.


Stuff your lining into the outer fabric to make your pouch!




Some of the things I will change when I make my new and improved pouch is leaving out one of the fusible fleece pieces (two pieces was too thick) and get a longer, smaller toothed zipper. I think the zipper was a bit too big for this size pouch. But, all in all I’m happy with it!

One thought on “Keep The Change!

  1. Jan

    Oh Tammy! That is adorable and I am once again so impressed! It’s been years and years since I’ve put in a zipper. I must try one one day soon tho 🙂 Hope all is well in your world!


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