Hope you have enjoyed sewing the first 2 dog-themed projects (Boston Terrier and Siberian Husky), now get ready to sew the third one, a Jack Russell-inspired Dog Coin Purse. This adorable Jack Russell Coin Purse has 2 big round black eyes, a black round nose, and a little tongue sticking out from the mouth. Just too cute to handle!
Akin to its peer (Boston Terrier Puppy Coin Purse), Jack Russell Coin Purse shares the same body shape and size. It is a palm-sized (3.5″ x 3.5″) cute little coin purse with zipper closure, suitable for keeping loose coins and some cash notes. However, if you prefer a larger size dog purse, you can always enlarge the template during printing and adjust the materials accordingly. Besides that it has a zipper closure on the top, it also has a zipper pocket at the back. I have made an instruction on how to sew on the zipper the easy way.
And, if you would like to know what fabric I used for this dog coin purse, it is a Japanese yarn dyed cotton in gingham.
Jack Russell Dog Coin Purse Sewing Pattern
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As you may have noticed, the coin purse shares the same shape as the key pouch, in other words, you may sew the Jack Russell Dog Coin Purse into a key pouch as an alternative. Please refer to the Siberian Husky Puppy Key Pouch on the how-to.
When I first started designing the dog-themed sewing project for the 2018 Year of Dog, my intention was just to come out with only one dog purse. However, I was so carried away because the inspiration just flew in over and over, hence, we ended up with four different species of dogs and another 4 animals as well. Please stay tuned while I prepare the write-up for the rest.
Here is a sneak preview of what’s coming up on the next pattern sharing. Can you guess what species of dog is it? Stick around and get ready to sew the 4th dog purse or pouch of this series. Till then, let’s start sewing the Jack Russell Dog Coin Purse with the free sewing pattern below.
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- Fabric, Body – brown, approx 15″ x 10″
- Fabric, Face – Beige, approx 8″ x 4″
- Felt, Eye – White, approx 3″ x 1.5″
- Felt, Tongue – Red, approx 1″ x 1″
- Batting or Felt – approx 8″ x 10″
- Button eye 15 mm, black, 3; or equivalent button (as eyes and nose)
- Zipper, Metal, 4″ - if you need to shorten the metal zipper from a longer zipper, refer to this tutorial
- Zipper, Nylon, 3″, for the back pocket. Optional, you can leave it out to make an open pocket instead of a zipper pocket.
- 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 and papers
- Gather all supplies listed above and download the Jack Russell Dog 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.
If you are making an open pocket instead of a zipper pocket at the back of the coin purse, provision of 3/4″ seam allowance at the top of the back pocket is needed. The 1/2″ is for double folding of the raw edge at the top of the open pocket. Otherwise, 1/4″ is enough for a zipper pocket.
Trace the outline of the template on the wrong side of the fabric accordingly.
- Sew a zipper pocket on the back of the coin purse:
Fold the top edge of the open pocket and align it on the zipper. With zipper presser foot, double topstitch with 1/4″ apart to attach the zipper on. You do not need to trace the template on the pocket piece, I did it to show you that it is the back pocket.
Mark the top edge of the back pocket on the right side of the purse body.
With the wrong side facing you and the zipper at the bottom, place the zipper pocket on the purse body.
Align the zipper edge just slightly below the traced line that you just did. With zipper presser foot, double topstitch with 1/4″ apart to attach the other side of the zipper on the purse body. (the red lines as shown in the picture)
Fold-down the pocket. Align and pin both pieces together.
- 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 and leave an opening at the bottom of the purse.
- 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.
Trim the seam allowance of the part pieces with 1/4″ for fabric and 1/8″ for batting or felt.
Cut 2 circle pieces from white felt as eye and tongue piece from red felt, no seam allowance is needed.
- Sew Jack Russel face on the front piece:
Turn pieces right side 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 tongue patterns on the purse that doesn’t have a pocket on it. You may hand sketch by eyeballing the shape and position, or trace, or punch some tiny holes on the template to mark the position.
Sew around with matching color thread.
Position and place the muzzle on the purse. Sew to attach the muzzle in place with a slip stitch (for aesthetic reason, only stitch on the top fabric and batting, don’t stitch the bottom fabric).
Hand-sew to attach the eyes and nose buttons respectively.
Lastly, position and sew the ears to the purse by slip stitching around on those places that in contact with the purse.
- Sew to join front and back pieces:
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.
- 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 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 sews with slip stitch to attach the zipper to the purse starting from one end to the other.
Repeat the same to the other 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.
Dog Coin Purse of a Jack Russell inspired design.
The dog coin purse with the unzip zipper.
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 Jack Russel Dog coin purse
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