Learn how to sew a cute and easy coin purse using a clasp frame and a free pattern.
Hey y’all, today I’m sharing a coin purse pattern for this adorable frame purse. I have a video tutorial showing you how to sew these up and a free coin purse pattern you can download to make your own. These pouches would make great little gifts for someone with a treasure to keep up with. As a kid I would have used one for loose change, but since I rarely carry cash anymore I’m more likely to put ear buds inside.
This mini kiss clutch pattern is lined, so I had fun mixing and matching the outer fabric, clasp frame color, and lining fabric. The DIY coin purse color combinations make me happy they’re so cheerful! It’s fun to get a contrasting color pop inside each one. And this sewing project is also a portable one, since attaching the frame requires hand sewing.
What You Will Need to Sew the Coin Purse
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To make your own clasp purse you’ll need the supplies below.
- Outer and lining fabric – you’ll need scraps that are 9 inches by 6 inches. I used quilting cotton from the Riley Blake Basics lines Pin Drop and Blossom. I think these would also be great in velvet with silk lining, though that would be a little more fiddly to work with.
- Optional: fusible interfacing
- Purse clasp frame (affiliate link) the linked ones are the exact ones I bought, but if you can’t get those I show how to modify the pattern in the video. You want to make sure your frame has the sewing holes in it to use this method of construction.
- Optional – sewing stiletto. I use this one (affiliate link) in the video.
- Hand sewing needle and thread
- Sewing machine, needle, thread, etc. This adorable coin purse is small enough that you could also hand stitch it if you don’t have a sewing machine.
How to Get the Free Sewing Pattern for the Coin Pouch
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Note that the coin purse pattern has a 1/4 inch seam allowance included in the pattern. You’ll want to mark the dots on the wrong side of each fabric.
How to Make a Clasp Pouch
To sew up your coin purse pattern, watch the video below or on YouTube here. I also have written instructions below the video.
Sewing Instructions for a Clasp Purse
Time needed: 30 minutes
How to Sew a Coin Purse Pattern for a Kiss Clasp Frame
- Sew the sides
Fold the lining and outer pieces of fabric in half at the fold line, right sides together. Use the side of a pencil, an iron, or point turner to press the fold crease into the fabric. Sew down each side from the dot to the fold. Remember to backstitch at each dot.
- Box the corners
Using the tip of your scissors, clip each side at the fold to the stitching line. Open the seam and press it toward the bottom crease. Mark a 3/4 inch to 1 inch wide line across the corner. Repeat with the other corner and with the corners on the lining piece. Stitch across all 4 corners.
- Sew the lining to the outer fabric
Turn one fabric right side out and then place it inside the other fabric pouch so that right sides are together. Stitch together from each dot across the curved edge. One one side, leave a gap for turning.
- Attach fabric to purse frame.
Turn the pouch right side out, making sure the lining side is inside the pouch. Using a hand sewing needle, stitch through all layers to attach the purse to the frame. Make sure that the raw edges of fabric from the turning gap are pressed to the inside before stitching that portion.
Tips for Coin Purse Sewing Success
These accessories are a great place to play with fussy cutting, the act of cutting your fabric to highlight a certain part of a print. If your print is directional, you can fold the pattern in half and add a seam allowance to the bottom, then cut two pattern pieces with the print in the correct direction on each. Seam them together at the bottom.
If your purse frame is a different shape than mine, see the video instructions for what part of the pattern to alter to match the purse frame you have. If your frame is wider than mine you can also slash the pattern vertically and spread it to match.