Triangle Zipper Coin Purse

Triangle Coin Purse - How to sew

Triangle Coin Purse - How to sew

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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. If you are new to this rice dumpling, scroll down to see the one my mom made… yummy delicious….. may be I should start a food blog for my mom with all her delicious cookings & recipes that I am lucky to eat & grew-up with. [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.]

This 3-D triangle 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.

DuanWu zong ziThese are some of the rice dumplings my mom made yesterday. Look yummy, right? It taste even yummy, trust me!

zipper triangle coin purse

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

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  1. bellissimo questo tutorial! vorrei realizzarlo ma ho problemi con le misure da convertire in centimetri, mi puoi aiutare? grazie e ancora complimenti!

    Translation (by Google):
    this beautiful tutorial! I would like to make it happen but I have problems with the measures to convert to centimeters, can you help me? thanks and congratulations again!

  2. Mine worked out fine eventually. But you forgot to say that the zipper has to be open before sewing the long sides together! Also, a combination for metric users like me could be: 12cm zipper, 16cm squares for fabrics, 14cm for batting. The zipper ends are something like 4x7cm. At least those are the measurements I chose and it is a cute pouch. Cheers and thanks for putting the tutorial up! Judy

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

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