Hop hop hop, Cherry the Bunny Coin Purse is here to say “Hello” to all who visited Craft Passion. Cherry Bunny is a cute little rabbit with a pair of long lop-eared in cherry red color, she is a cheerful bunny who loves to hop around playing in the bush. Besides, she is a smart, quick and very alert. Since Easter is approaching, let’s hunt for the Easter eggs together.
Cherry Bunny Coin Purse is about a palm-sized 3.5″ x 3.5″ (without the ears) & 4.5″ x 4.5″ (with ears) coin purse with zipper closure, suitable for keeping loose coins and some cash notes. However, if you prefer a larger size purse, you can always enlarge the template during printing and adjust the materials accordingly.
Cherry Bunny Coin Purse – Free Sewing Pattern
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If you have followed through the recent patterns shared in Craft Passion, you may have already noticed that the coin purses share the same shape as the key pouch, in other words, you may sew the Cherry Bunny Coin Purse into a key pouch as an alternative. Please refer to the Siberian Husky Puppy Key Pouch and Beagle Dog Key Pouch on the how-to pattern and tutorial.
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Cherry Bunny Coin Purse
Difficulty: Intermediate / Avid Beginner
Finished size: approximately 4.5″ (W) x 4.5″ (H)
(you may enlarge the template to make a larger key pouch)
Download: Cheery Bunny Coin Purse Template
1. Fabric, Body – Red, approx 12.5″ x 9″
2. Fabric, Ears – Cherry Red, approx 10″ x 5″
3. Fabric, Muzzle – Beige, approx 3.5″ x 4.5″
4. Felt, Eye & Teeth – White, approx 3″ x 1.5″
5. Batting or Felt – approx 8.5″ x 8.5″
6. Button eye 11.5 mm, black, 2; or equivalent button (as eyes)
7. Zipper, Metal, 4″ (If you need to shorten the metal zipper from a longer zipper, refer to this tutorial)
1. Sewing machine, with normal and zipper presser feet
2. Sewing needle, pins, matching threads
5. Water Soluble Erasable fabric marker, for light color fabric
6. Tweezers, for turning small part inside out
7. Printer, 8.5″ x 11″ cardstock paper for the template and papers
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.
Note: I used Japanese Yarn Dyed fabric
Instructions with pictures to assist in sewing Cherry Bunny Coin Purse
Gather all supplies listed above and download the Cherry Bunny Coin Purse Template. Print the templates on a cardstock paper and cut them out accordingly.
Cut out the fabric and batting pieces according to the qty 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, provision of 3/4″ seam allowance at the top of the back 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.
Double-fold the top edge of the open pocket and double topstitch with 1/4″ apart.
Mark the top edge of the back pocket on the right side of the back pouch body.
Place the pocket piece onto the back pouch piece, align the top edge to the marking line.
Make a few stitches on the seam allowance to secure the pocket in place.
Place batting on the table, follow by a piece of pouch body fabric and the pocket piece that you have just done, both fabric pieces are right side facing each other. Pin all these 3 pieces (batting and 2 pouch fabrics).
Sew around and leave an opening at the side of the purse but avoid the pocket area.
Trim the seam allowance of the batting to 1/8″ or as near to the sewing line. Trim fabric seam allowance to 1/4″.
Sew the other parts with the same method, by layering a batting or felt at the bottom of the 2 layers fabrics which is with right side facing each other. Trace the template on the top fabric piece which is with wrong side facing up.
Sew around and remember to leave an opening of a minimum 1 inch, the opening is for turning the piece inside out.
Trim the seam allowance of the part pieces with 1/4″ for fabric and 1/8″ for batting or felt.
Turn pieces inside out and hand stitch to close the opening with a slip stitch or ladder stitch.
Press with a warm iron to smooth out the pieces if needed.
Mark the position of the eyes and tooth patterns on the purse that doesn’t have a pocket on it. You may mark by eyeballing position, trace the shape with an erasable fabric marker.
Sew around with matching color thread.
Mark the nose pattern to the muzzle.
Mark the position of the muzzle and eyes on the purse. Sew around the muzzle with matching color thread.
Sew the button eyes and then embroider the nose.
Position and pin the ears to the back piece of the purse then slip stitching around on those places that are in contact to the purse.
Place both front and back purse pieces together, sew them together with a slip stitch, from zipper marking to another zipper marking. Leaving the top with 4 inch opening for the zipper installation.
Zip up the zipper, at the top stop end, sew the left and right tapes of the zipper together. Unzip the zipper and position the center of one of the tapes of the zipper to the center of the opening.
Pin the zipper tape to the purse along the edge, with the zipper teeth about 1/8″ away from the purse edge. The top and bottom stops of the zipper should meet at the zipper markings on the purse 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.