Monkey Gamaguchi Coin Purse – Tutorial

monkey gamaguchi frame coin purse
In my previous post, I showed you how to felt the monkey called Chi-Chai Monchan. This time, this tutorial is going to show you how to make the  Monkey Coin Purse with gamaguchi metal frame that I’ve made for my friend as a thank you gift. You don’t need a sewing machine to do it, just your hand, a needle and thread!!!

monkey gamaguchi coin purse

{CLICK HERE to get the Monkey Gamaguchi Coin Purse Pattern.}

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  1. WOW!!! Thanks for the tutorial…this is fantastic! 🙂

  2. Hi mushroommeadows, hope you will try this out. I am making another one for my other friend but with different design. Hope that I can post up the photos soon.

  3. Great tutorial! Very thorough and well photographed!

  4. Thanks futuregirl, I took lots of pictures for every step I made. Those posted one are the best photographed and illustrated.
    I could complete sewing a purse in a day or two, but with the photograph, it took me 4 days!!!

  5. This is an amazing tutorial. Extremely well done and heck…what a cute purse!! I just love it!

  6. absolutely adorable!

    where do you purchase your kiss locks? i can never seem to find them.


  7. Catty – I plan to set-up a store in ArtFire or Etsy. You can buy from me later. Please come back to check for the latest update. Thanks!

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  9. That monkey is so cute, I want to take him home with me!!! But seriously, it was a great tutorial and you did a very professional job.

    • Thanks Sewmarm. I hovered over to your blog and I was amazed by your video tutorials in sewings. You are great and I will make sure to follow through all the tutorials and learn them 🙂

  10. Hi from Greece! Wow! I just discovered your site! It´s….. simply fantastic! Very good work! Gongratulations! I love your purse! Keep up the good work! Greek kisses!

  11. wow…really great.cantikkk 🙂

  12. Here is another tutorial on purse frames that is helpful.

  13. Hi – I really like this tutorial! I have a question though – what is poly-sponge?? Might it be called by another name here in the UK? Any suggestions on what to look for here would be great!

    Thank you!

    • The poly sponge is a kind of polyester batting, it comes with or without iron adhesive. If you can’t find those with adhesive, you can always use high loft quilt batting.
      Hope this help 🙂

  14. That is just adorable!! The little monkey just makes it! Thanks for sharing … I’ve posted a link.

  15. If I may ask: what are the dimensions for the pattern? I’d like to give this type of clutch a try & I’m still new to sewing. Thank you!

    • I have misplaced the paper pattern. Will let you know the dimension as soon as I find it.

      • I think the fastest way you can do is estimate the widest width of the Pattern A as 10.5cm. Use this scale to get the rest of the dimensions. The actual length from a to a is more than 8.5cm, so you have to gather the curve a little when you sew to the frame, this will make purse more “chubby”.
        Hope this help.

  16. Hi nice work…
    may I know where you get all the material for your sewing project…
    can’t wait to try all your project…
    thank you

  17. Where can I find these wonderful ball clasp purse handles?

  18. the tutorial is very helpful. I’m gonna try making one!

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  22. Cute coin purse. I just spent hours making the coin part..not monkey, and mine did not fit my frame, what size did you use? did you get yours at Hobby lobby.
    I just can not figure out where I went wrong

    • Hi Gwen, I used a 8.5cm frame. The purse is indeed slightly larger than the frame. When you make the center line and sew the purse to the frame, push the purse towards the center line. It should be little crowded on the center of the frame and will make the purse puffer. Hope this info helps.


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