Happy Spring (Northern Hemisphere) and Happy Autumn (Southern Hemisphere), these are 2 most temperature friendly seasons throughout the year. DiDi the baby Deer Coin Purse is here to greet you all to be happy always, in whichever season, be it hunting of Easter eggs, or watching leaves falling, or sunbathing under the hot sun, or clearing snow in front of your porch. Keep calm, relax and Keep Sewing!!!
DiDi Deer Coin Purse is about a palm-sized coin purse with zipper closure (4″ x 3.25″), suitable for keeping loose coins and some cash notes. It has an open pocket at the back of the coin purse. However, if you prefer a larger size purse, you can always enlarge the template during printing and adjust the materials accordingly.
DiDi Deer Coin Purse – Free Sewing Pattern
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Besides sewing DiDi as a coin purse, you may tweak the sewing instruction a little and sew it into a Key Pouch to keep your keys cozily in it, so that the keys don’t scratch the lining of your purse or tangle up with loose corded items in your purse. Make a pair of them as twin Didi Deer Coin Purse and Key Pouch, great as a handmade gift for friends and family. Get Key Pouch tutorial at “Ba NaNa Monkey Key Pouch“, “Beagle Dog Key Pouch“, “Husky Puppy Key Pouch“.
DiDi Deer Coin Purse
Difficulty: Intermediate / Avid Beginner
Finished size: approximately 4″ (W) x 3.25″ (H)
(you may enlarge the template to make a larger key pouch)
Download: DiDi Deer Coin Purse Template
1. Fabric, Body – Brown, approx 13.5″ x 10″
2. Fabric, Ears – Yellow approx 4″ x 4″
3. Fabric, Muzzle – Beige, approx 2.5″ x 3″
4. Felt, Face – White, approx 3″ x 2″
5. Felt, Mount – Red, approx 0.5″ x 0.5″
6. Batting or Felt – approx 11″ x 9.5″
7. Button eye 9 mm, black, 2; or equivalent button (as the eyes)
8. Bead 5mm, black, 1; or equivalent button (as the nose)
9. Zipper, Metal, 4″ (If you need to shorten the metal zipper from a longer zipper, refer to this tutorial)
1. Sewing machine, with normal
2. Sewing needle, pins, matching threads
5. Water Soluble Erasable fabric marker, for light color fabric
6. Tweezers, blunt point tips, for turning small part inside out
7. Fabric glue, or Quick-dry adhesive (UHU)
8. 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 just in case you would like to know.
Instructions with pictures to assist in sewing DiDi Deer Coin Purse
Gather all supplies listed above and download the DiDi Deer 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 quantity stated on each of the templates. The fabrics and battings 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 rest of the pieces with the same method, a.k.a 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 pieces with 1/4″ for fabric and 1/8″ for batting or felt.
Make a one-inch slit on a layer of fabric of the muzzle for turning inside out.
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 antler, face and ears 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 them around with matching color thread.
Mark the position of the muzzle, eyes, nose, and mouth on the purse. Sew around the muzzle with a slip stitch.
Sew the button eyes and nose then glue the mouth.
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, 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 roll-in the edge and slip stitch it.
This is how the zipper tape looks after completed.
The deer coin purse with the unzip zipper.
Spray some water to erase all the markings if you using water-soluble fabric marker. Leave it to dry and the DiDi Deer Coin Purse is done.