Triangle Zipper Coin Purse

triangle coin purse
After being inspired by the wrapped glutinous rice dumpling (Zòngzi) of a Chinese traditional festival, DuanWu Festival, I sewed some triangle coin purses recently. In fact, today is the actual date of DuanWu Festival which falls on every 5th day of 5th month of the Lunar calendar.

[To read more about DuanWu Festival, click here. To read more about Zongzi, click here. Related sport for the festival: dragon boat competition. Source: Wikipedia.]

triangle zipper coin purse

This 3-D Triangle Zipper Coin Purse is actually in the form of tetrahedron shape with 3 triangles on the sides and 1 triangle on the base, other name of tetrahedron is “triangular pyramid”. The tetrahedron shape makes good coin purse that it suitable to keep small change and also for the ease of getting the correct coin in a quick glance. I used brown as main color for the purses to resemble the color of the cooked bamboo or reed leaves of the wrapping. And, add a cord or ribbon to mock the tying string to hold the filling in the wrapping. To mimic it even further, I quilted diagonally on the purse to make it looks similar to the reed leaf grain.

zipper triangle coin purse

tetrahedron shaped zipper coin purse

{CLICK HERE to get the Triangle Zipper Coin Purse Pattern.}

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  1. I made this. ;0)
    looks cool.
    the last bit was a bit confusing tho.
    I just sewed the bottom of the lining.
    its fine

  2. Great work. I wanna invite you to me –

  3. It looks great. I’ll try to do my own. 😉

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  5. Where did you get your 4″ zippers from?

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