Macaron Coin Purse

sew cute macaron coin purse

Macaron Coin Purse

Finished Dimension:
1 3/4″ (Dia.) x 1 1/4″ (H)

to make 1
1. Cover Button, diameter 1 1/2″ (38mm) – 2 pairs
2. Fabric – Polka-dot, 5 1/2″ x 3″
3. Fabric – lining, 5 1/2″ x 3″
4. Fabric – zipper seam binder, 1 1/2″ x 1 1/2″
5. Batting – 4″ x 2″
6. Zipper – 5″ ( I used 6″ metal zipper and shortened in to 5″ by using this tutorial)
7. Card stock (for tracing) – 2 3/4″ circle and 2″ circle
8. Ribbon – 3/8″ x 2″

1. Sewing kits
2. Pencil and/or fabric marker
3. Wire cutter
4. Scissors
5. Tacky Glue / Mod Podge / Fabric glue

macaron purse materialsGet ready all the materials and tools needed to sew a macaron coin purse.

Sew to join the zipper tape together above the top stops.
Fold the ribbon into half and sew it on the bottom stop with ends facing zipper end.

Fold the zipper right side together and sew to join it into a ring.

Trim the zipper ends to 1/2″ seam allowance from the stops.
Fold the 1 1/2″ square fabric into half then fold a seam allowance of 1/4″.

Encase the seam allowance and bind it by sewing the fabric onto it.

Bend the binder to the bottom stop side and sew it on the zipper.

Turn to the right side and this is how your zipper is going to look like.

Make small running stitches along the edges of the zipper. Pull to gather.
Repeat on the other side.
Set aside.

Cut away the button studs from the back plates. Be careful and point the stud away from you and /or anyone while cutting it. This little tiny metal can really shoot far.
Set aside.

Trace circles to the fabrics with pencil or fabric marker.
2 3/4″ circle on main polka-dot fabric and lining fabric, cut 2 from each fabric.
2″ circle on batting, cut 2.

Apply a thin layer of glue on the cover and attach it to the batting.
Make 2.
Let dry or until safe to work on it.

Make small running stitches along the edge of the fabric. Place the cover onto the fabric.

Pull the thread and gather the fabric onto the cover snugly. Knot the thread.

Repeat the same to another cover and 2 back plates.

Use an erasable fabric marker to plot a circle along the back of the cover. The line should be on top of the metal edge of the cover.

Slip stitch the cover to the zipper, about 3/16″ from the center line of the zipper.
The further you sew from the zipper, the bigger the coin purse space is.

Completed 1 cover, repeat the same to the other side.

Turn to the inside, place the back plate on and slip stitch it to the zipper.
Repeat the same on the other plate.

A completed macaron coin purse. The storage space is quite small, good for keeping ring, and bracelet. Or, merely use it as a key chain or hanging ornament.
If you can find a small circle mirror of about 1″ to 1 1/4″, glue it on the back plate and turn this macaron coin purse into a small cosmetic mirror.

View from the bottom stop of the macaron coin purse.

Another view when the coin purse is placed vertically.
Have a nice day & happy sewing 🙂

{More photos and story on Page 1.}
{CLICK HERE to get the pattern & tutorial of Macaron Coin Purse in Chinese.}

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  1. Hi Joanne
    I love your homepage . Thank you for posting , teaching and showing your passion 🙂 I love the macaroon project .
    I am working full time and it is hard for me to be involved in a big project and this one is perfect !!!

  2. Muito lindo Adorei. Re

    Translation (by Google):
    Very beautiful I love it. re

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  4. Thanks I’ll try to do it tomorrow.

  5. Hello and thank you for the tutorial!! I abosolutely love the macaron idea. Where did you get the fabric and what is the fabric material?

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  12. this is real cute! and here’s mine……….. 😉

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  16. Beautiful !!! Thanks, this is cute.

  17. Wow Soo cute this is.. ilove it

  18. merci pour toutes ces belles choses!!

    Translation (by Google):
    thank you for all these beautiful things!

  19. Thanks a lot for all the tutorial, going to try making one soon 😉

  20. Hi. I must say that I absolutely love your Macaron coin purse idea and tutorial. However, I am not a big crafter, mainly I make stuff for myself or friends but I liked this idea a whole lot especially as something to put a gift in; I am having trouble understanding some of the steps and am wondering and/or hoping that you would elaborate for me the process in as simplest way as you could for someone whom knows no sewing terms. Most of the steps I understood, I mainly got lost in steps 3-5 whenever you said to “Encase the seam allowance and bind it by sewing the fabric onto it,” and “Bend the binder to the bottom stop side and sew it on the zipper.” I could really use your help. Please and thank you.

  21. You’ve done it again. Love your designs. Ladies the metal part is from a covered button, which can be found in any notion department in any fabric store.

    Oh! There is also nothing that is impossible if you want to do it badly enough!!!!

    I just had to. Life is what YOU make it — no one else can do it for you, JUST YOU. Take care Joanne — please continue to design and make such cool things. By the way, these little purses would be great for little people. Bye for now.

  22. This is so darned cute and I went sailing along thinking how simple it was and then hit a big snag when I went to sew on my zipper – too short. I had taken off 2″ from the bottom of the end of a 7″ zipper and it was then too short. I wanted to blog this cutie and link to you but sadly cannot do that. Does anyone have the EXACT length from the top of the fabric to the bottom of the zipper just how much to cut off a 7″ zipper. Thanks.

  23. I fixed my own problem and did my blog post:

    Thank you so much. Joy Dewhirst

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  27. Wow, it is cute and pretty, so well made, thanks for sharing:)

  28. Hi! I made two of these with your directions and they are super cute. I scaled it up because the buttons I found were 2 inches in diameter. Turns out a 7 inch zipper works perfectly with 2-inch buttons. I would use a zipper that is over an inch wide to allow a decent amount of room inside the finished purse. Also, when you are gathering the extra width of the zipper into a circle (which I did after covering all of the buttons), I found it helpful to place the inner button plate inside the circle before you pull it tight so that you can make sure the plate fits in there.

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  31. Hi saw your macaroon purse, went and got all my pieces but I’m missing something as I cannot get it to sit like yours. I think I’m maybe sewing the top button onto the zip incorrectly. Following your instructions but still cannot get it. HELP. I have just found this site and I love it. Have purchased socks for the sock animals.

  32. Lovely macarons !
    I made two but I’ve already given it as brithdays presents.
    I should make a lot and have a huge stock for next birthdays =)
    Anyway, thanks a lot for this tutorial !

  33. Hi…can u give me qoutation if i want to buy this coin purse for 1000 pcs??

  34. these are too cute for words, I absolutely must make at least one…

  35. Can zippers with plastic teeth be used instead of metal teeth zippers? Love these little cases & hoping the plastic teeth zippers will work – since I have a lot of them.

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  37. I’ m very impressed !!! even if you give us the tutorial , i’m not sure to succeed to sew this very very beautiful box !!!
    a french admiror .

  38. great!!!!

  39. My darling sister made one for me…it arrived today. I am so impressed. Perfect size for my $2 coin for my sewing group meeting. Jacqui has very bad arthritis in her hands but still
    she managed to sew this. Thanks for the tutorial….she said it was easy if a little fiddly 🙂

  40. I know I could never make this. But I would like to purchase one.
    Are they for sell?

  41. I could never make this. Are there any for sale?

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  43. Love this!! I’m engaged and love the idea of making my own ring box! Especially after I ate macarons for the first time in Paris last year!!

  44. Thank you
    This would be so cute to use as a tooth farrier case for the tooth

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