It’s the end of February, and you know what that means? Spring and Easter Crafts! Meet Cherry, the Bunny Coin Purse. She’s the newest addition to my animal-themed zipper coin purse pattern, and I can’t wait to share all about this bunny pattern with you. My heart melted the moment she hopped into my hands 🥰.
The first few months of the year can be busy trying to get everything in order. Getting the kids to school, heading back to work, and planning for festivals after festivals can be quite hectic. There’s Christmas, New Year, Chinese New Year, Valentine’s Day, St. Patrick’s Day, and Easter (to name a few), and not to mention transitioning from Winter to Spring.
Spring is a beautiful season. Some even say that it’s the best season out of the four. It’s the time when the temperature rise, animals wake, flowers bloom, and fresh produce becomes available. Many see it as a “new beginning”; a way to set aside all the troubles they might’ve faced in the cold winter and to start fresh. Honestly, I couldn’t think of a more suitable way to greet this season by introducing this vibrant bunny coin purse sewing pattern.
Seeing my designs from the previous years, you must think I have a thing for lop-eared bunny patterns. Check these out if you don’t know what I’m talking about: Lop-eared sock bunny sewing pattern and droopy-eared sock bunny sewing pattern. I mean, who could resist that innocent face with clear round eyes, big floppy ears, and fluffy fur, right?
Cherry Bunny is an adorable little rabbit with cherry-red skin color. She owns a pair of long droopy ears and is bound to stand out with her huge front teeth. Out of all the bunny sewing patterns I’ve designed, I must say that she’s one of the most cheerful ones, given her bright and alert appearance.
Cherry Bunny Coin Purse
Free Sewing Pattern
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This palm-size bunny coin purse measures around 3.5″ x 3.5″ (without the ears) & 4.5″ x 4.5″ (with ears). In the light of its zipper coin purse pattern, Cherry is a perfect gift for young girls who are starting to use purses/pouches to store their loose change, banknotes, or keys. She’s even great for adults who are looking for small bags to use on a quick errand.
However, should you prefer a larger bunny purse, you can always enlarge the template when you print it and adjust the materials accordingly. You can even hook a crochet bunny pendant on the side or add a string to turn it into a sling bag!
If you’ve followed through the recent free sewing patterns shared on Craft Passion, you might’ve noticed that this bunny coin purse sewing pattern is somewhat similar to the Siberian Husky Puppy Key Pouch and Beagle Dog Key Pouch. They do share the same shape, hence, do refer to the links above if you wish to learn how to sew an animal-themed pouch. You may also turn Cherry into a bunny key pouch as well.
Being an avid crafter, you will find the materials required for this bunny pattern in your craft room without having to make new purchases. Except if you wish to follow this pattern and design to the T, you’ll need these specific colors for the fabrics; red for the body, cherry red for the ears, beige for the muzzle, and white for the felt, eye & teeth. Additionally, you’ll need some batting or felt, button eyes, and a metal zipper.
Like my other coin purse free sewing patterns, you begin the sewing project by printing and cutting out the free printable template. Then sew the ears, muzzle, eyes, back pocket, and body separately before ironing and joining the pieces together. Remember to follow the instructions below carefully to avoid using the wrong technique. Finally, line the zipper along the top and sew it up. Voila, Cherry bunny is good to go and ready to make little girls happy!
Happy Sewing! Hop Hop Hooray!!!
- Fabric, Body – Red, approx 12.5″ x 9″
- Fabric, Ears – Cherry Red, approx 10″ x 5″
- Fabric, Muzzle – Beige, approx 3.5″ x 4.5″
- Felt, Eye & Teeth – White, approx 3″ x 1.5″
- Batting or Felt – approx 8.5″ x 8.5″
- Button eye 11.5 mm, black, 2; or equivalent button (as eyes)
- Zipper, Metal, 4″ - if you need to shorten the metal zipper from a longer zipper, refer to this tutorial
- Sewing machine, with normal and zipper presser feet
- Sewing needle, pins, matching threads
- Water Erasable fabric marker, for light color fabric
- Tweezers, for turning small part inside out
- Printer, 8.5″ x 11″ cardstock paper for the template printing
- Gather all supplies listed above and download the Cherry Bunny Coin Purse Template. Print the templates on cardstock paper and cut them out accordingly.
- Cut out the fabric and batting pieces according to the quantity stated on each of the templates. The fabrics and batting have to be at least 1/2″ bigger (1/4″ on each side) than the template in width and length, respectively.
For making an open pocket at the back of the coin purse, a provision of a 3/4″ seam allowance at the top of the pocket is needed. This is for double folding of the raw edge at the top of the open pocket.
Trace the outline of the template on the wrong side of the fabric accordingly.
- Sew an open pocket at the back of the bunny coin purse:
Double-fold the top edge of the open pocket and double topstitch with 1/4″ apart.
Place the pocket template on the back-piece of the purse. Match the pocket into the traced outline of the back piece. Mark the pocket's position.
Place the fabric pocket piece onto the back piece. Align the top edge to the marking line that you have just made.
Make a few stitches on the seam allowance to secure the pocket in place.
- Sew coin purse back piece:
Place batting on the table, followed by a piece of purse body fabric with the right side facing up. Then place the pocket purse piece on it with the right side facing down. Pin all 3 pieces together (batting and 2 purse fabric pieces).
Sew around the purse outlines. Leave an opening at the side of the purse but avoid the pocket area.
Trim fabric seam allowance to 1/4″.
Trim the seam allowance of the batting to 1/8″ or as near to the sewing line.
- Sew coin purse front, ears, and muzzle pieces:
Sew each of them a similar way as the back piece, i.e with 1 batting and 2 fabric pieces.
- Turn pieces right side out then hand stitch to close the opening with slip stitches or ladder stitches.
Press with a warm iron to smooth out the pieces if needed.
If you haven't cut out the eye and tooth pieces from white felt, you may do it now.
- Sew Cherry Bunny face on the front piece:
Mark the positions of the eye and tooth patterns on the front purse piece (that doesn’t have a pocket on it). You may place them by eyeballing the positions, trace the outlines with an erasable fabric marker.
Sew around with white thread.
Mark the nose pattern on the muzzle.
Place the muzzle on the purse, pin then sew it with slip stitches.
Sew the button eyes and then embroider the nose.
- Sew ears on the back piece:
Position and pin the ears to the back piece of the purse then slip stitching around on those places that are in contact with the purse.
- Sew to join front and back pieces:
Place both front and back purse pieces together with inside together. Sew them together with a slip stitch, from zipper marking to another zipper marking. This will leave the top edge with a 4 inch opening for the zipper installation.
- Sew Zipper:
Unzip the zipper. Position and align one of the zipper tape's center to the center of the purse opening.
Pin the zipper tape to the purse along the edge, with the zipper chain about 1/8″ away from the purse edge. The top and bottom stops of the zipper should sit at the joining point between the front and back pieces, respectively.
Hand-sew with slip stitch to attach the zipper to the purse starting from one end to the other.
Repeat the same to the other side of the zipper tape. Make sure the center of the purse is aligned after zipping up.
Neaten the zipper tape by rolling the edge into the zipper and slip stitch it.
This is how the zipper tape looks after completed.
The bunny coin purse with the unzip zipper.
Spray some water to erase all the markings. Leave it to dry and the Cherry Bunny Coin Purse is done.
Hop Hop Hop, Cherry Bunny Coin Purse is ready for its duty.
Seam Allowance: 1/4″ on fabrics only, 3/4″ for the top edge of an open pocket, 1/8″ for batting. Sew before trimming to the desired seam allowance.
I used Japanese Yarn Dyed fabric to sew this bunny coin purse
Purchase the exact same material and tool used in this pattern from Craft Passion Shop.