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Hedgehog Coin Purse

Hedgehog Coin Purse

August 4, 2014 /
hedgehog coin purse

Another cute animal character coin purse has just added to the sewing pattern and tutorial library!!! It has come a long way, please welcome Annette, the Hedgehog Coin Purse, named after my sister’s pet hedgehog.

After 5 years of tottering up and down in my to-do-list, finally, I have designed and sewed a new version of the hedgehog purse that I am absolutely pleased with. Not only that the pattern is more adorable, but it also comes with the choice of a zipper and gamaguchi kisslock metal frame purse closure, in addition, the hedgehog comes in 2 poses; roll-up and standing. You can choose which combination you want to sew for your hedgehog coin purse.

coin purse hedgehog

The size of the coin purse is approximately 5″ (W) x 4 1/2″ (H) x 2 1/2″ (D). Beyond just use it as a coin purse for you to put some loose change and keys, you may also use it as a small cosmetic pouch to keep your lipstick, mascara, blusher, eye shadows, and a pack of facial tissues too.

sew hedgehog purses

I have been wanting to add a hedgehog pattern into Craft Passion since 5 years ago, right after I sewed a pair of this version and received some response asking for a pattern. Sorry to keep you waiting for so long but the process of making it perfect takes a little longer than I anticipated. Glad that I have them all up sharing with you here, and what’s more, it is absolutely free!

gamaguchi frame purse

Now, I am totally in love with this hedgehog coin purse sewing pattern, way easier to sew even though it involves some hand sewing but trusts me, it won’t hurt 🙂

hedgehog gamaguchi purse with handles

Add a metal chain strap to the gamaguchi hedgehog coin purse, perfect for an evening night out for the girl. If you want to transform the zipper coin purse to a strap purse, just add 2 fabric loops at the zipper ends and hook a strap onto them.

zipper purse hedgehog

Hope to see you sewing the Annette, the hedgehog coin purse soon.

hedgehog coin purse

Hedgehog Coin Purse Sewing Pattern

Yield: 4 1/2" Coin Purse
Active Time: 8 hours
Total Time: 8 hours
Difficulty: Intermediate /Advance Level
Estimated Cost: $3 - $10

Another cute animal character coin purse has just added to the free pattern and tutorial library!!! Please welcome Annette, the Hedgehog Coin Purse.

Love the spikey quills of Annette the Hedgehog coin purse! Not only that the pattern is adorable, but it also comes with the choice of a zipper and gamaguchi kisslock metal frame purse closure. In addition, the hedgehog comes in 2 poses; roll-up and standing. You can choose any of the 4 combinations to sew for your hedgehog coin purse.

Finished size: approximately 5" (W) x 4 1/2" (H) x 2 1/2" (D

Enjoy sewing them!

Download and print separately: SEWING PATTERN

Materials

  • Fabric, for main purse – brown or beige, fat quarter
  • Fabric, for prairie points spikes – colored, 1/2 fat quarter or Fat Eight
  • Fabric, for face – white, 3″ x 5″
  • Felt, for ears and limbs – light brown, 3″ x 3″
  • Batting
  • Button eye 9 mm, black, 2; or equivalent button (as eyes)
  • Button eye 11.5 mm, black, 1; or equivalent button (as nose)
  • Pink embroidery floss
  • Poly stuffing, small amount

With Zipper

  • Zipper, 5″ (If you need to shorten the metal zipper, refer this tutorial)

Or With Kisslock Frame

Tools

  • Sewing machine, with normal and zipper presser feet
  • Sewing needle, pins, matching threads
  • Ruler
  • Rotary cutter (you can use scissors too)
  • Erasable fabric marker
  • Scissors, Tweezers
  • Warm iron
  • Tacky glue
  • Pinking shear
  • Printer, card for the template and papers

Instructions

    Seam Allowance: 1/4″ on fabrics only, 1/2″ for face pattern.

MORE DETAILS ON HOW TO SEW
ANNETTE HEDGEHOG COIN PURSE


Basic Coin Purse Body

  1. Download and print out the pdf pattern in full size (don’t scale it). Choose the purse you like to sew out of the 4 versions *.
    Prepare the materials and tools as listed above.
    Cut out the required materials with the templates you have downloaded. Mark the sewing lines with an erasable fabric marker.
    Note *:
    Version 1 – Zipper with Roll Up Position
    Version 2 – Zipper With Standing Position
    Version 3 – Gamaguchi Metal Frame with Roll Up Position
    Version 4 – Gamaguchi Metal Frame with Standing Positionsew hedgehog purse 1
  2. Cut fabric for the prairie points into 2″ strips.
    Fold the strip into half the long way and crease, press with an iron if needed. Mark vertical lines on the top and bottom part in 1″ interval but with 1/2″ offset to each other.
    Fold right corners diagonally to create triangles. Always place a small dot of tacky glue to secure them in place.
    Fold the left corners diagonally to create a smaller triangle.
    Fold the bottom triangles up, press with iron but no glue, to form a strip of continuous prairie points. Set aside.sew hedgehog purse 2
  3. Sew running stitch around the seam allowance of the snout fabric.
    Place the snout template into the fabric and pull the thread. Knot.
    Press with a warm iron to crease the fold (make sure they are smooth and follow the marking).
    Take out the template.sew hedgehog purse 10
  4. 1. Cut 3 prairie points and place them on the top of the hedgehog face, slightly over into the seam allowance. Stitch a line to secure them in place. You may omit this if you want your hedgehog to be a fringe-less forehead.
    2. Glue the batting to the wrong side of the face fabric. Sew running stitch around the seam allowance of the face fabric. Pull the thread to gather the seam allowance to make them stay at the wrong side. Knot the thread.
    3. Note the snout position, for the roll-up pose, the snout is in a higher position than the standing pose. (Refer to the photo of the next instruction)
    4. Slip stitch the snout part to the face. Stuff some poly-fill and continue to sew the snout to complete.
    Fold the top of the prairie points to the wrong side the secure with some stitches.sew hedgehog purse 11
  5. Attach the buttons as eyes and nose. Embroidery the mouth with branch stitches.
    Sew the limbs to the face for the roll-up position.sew hedgehog purse 12
  6. 1. Ears cut out from felt.
    2. Fold the ear and whip stitch the bottom.
    3. Make a stitch from the endpoint to the start point, pull the thread to bring the points together. Knot the thread.
    4. Adjust the ear to look this way.sew hedgehog purse 16
  7. Stitch the ears to the face to complete. Set aside while preparing the hedgehog purse body.sew hedgehog purse 17


HOW TO SEW WITH TYPES OF PURSE CLOSURE

Choose your purse closure type and sew with the following instructions: Zipper Or Kisslock

Zipper Coin Purse

  1. For the zipper version, mark the zipper at the center, top, and endpoints. Fold the zipper tape diagonally and sew a few stitches to secure them.sew hedgehog purse 3
  2. 1. Place the zipper on the purse body, with right side facing each other. Align the top and endpoints to the markings respectively. Baste the zipper to the fabric.
    2. Place another piece of body fabric to them with the right side facing them, baste the zipper side, pin or baste the rest of the sewing lines.
    3. Change to a zipper foot and sew around, leaving a 2″ opening for turning right side out. Trim the seam allowance with pinking shear or make a few snips on the seam allowance at the curving area.
    4. Put a few small drops of tacky glue to the batting and glue it to the assembly.sew hedgehog purse 4
  3. 1. Turn the purse body right side out from the 2″ opening. Close the opening with slip-stitches. Topstitch near the zipper. This is the first part of the body purse.
    2. Repeat the fabric basting to the other side of the zipper.
    3. Fold the first part to a smaller size and place it on this zipper side. Place another body fabric on them, baste the 2 fabrics and the zipper together but don’t catch anything from the first part that was sandwiched in between. Sew around and leaving a 2″ opening for turning right side out. Trim the seam allowance with a pinking shear. Now you can see that entire the first part is hidden in the second part.
    4. Glue the batting on.sew hedgehog purse 5
  4. Turn the whole thing right side out and bringing the first part out from there too.
    Topstitch near the zipper.sew hedgehog purse 6
  5. Quilt the back of the purse body and bottom gusset so that the batting will stay in place.
    I used the star pattern embroidery from my sewing machine to create some fancy patterns but you can just sew some straight lines to make a simple design.
    This completes the zipper assembly to the purse body, before attaching the prairie points and the face to the hedgehog purse.sew hedgehog purse 8

Gamaguchi Kisslock Coin Purse

  1. 1 & 2. Sewing the purse body for the gamaguchi version is easier than the zipper version. Place both pairs of body fabrics facing each other, sew around, and leaving a 2″ opening. Trim with pinking shear and glue the battings on. Turn right side out and stitch up the opening with slip-stitch. Topstitch near the edge between the 2 markings at the top.
    3 & 4. Sew the bottom gusset in the same manner but without any topstitching. Use an awl or sharp tweezers to carefully pick out the corners of both ends to achieve a nice sharp point. Stitch up the opening with slip-stitch.sew hedgehog purse 7
  2. Quilt the back of the purse body and bottom gusset so that the batting will stay in place.
    I used the star pattern embroidery from my sewing machine to create some fancy patterns but you can just sew some straight lines to make a simple design.sew hedgehog purse 9

HOW TO SEW HEDGEHOG
Choose your hedgehog pose to sew with the following instructions: Roll-Up Or Standing

Roll-Up Pose

hedgehog zipper roll

  1. Position the face template to the body and trace the line. Refer to the downloaded template for the position of the face for 2 different poses; roll up and standing.
    Next, come to the most tricky part – sewing the prairie points to the body.sew hedgehog purse 13
  2. 1. Arrange the prairie points to the purse body, form a circle from the most outside ring. Cut the end of the prairie point strip when it meets the starting point. If needed you can adjust the size of the ring by bringing them slightly inside. Pin.
    2. Sew the prairie points to the purse with straight stitches near the edge of the prairie point strip. Use an awl or sharp point tweezers to press the prairie points for smooth sewing.
    3. Place the second layer by overlapping the first one a little. Offset the points so that they are next to each other and give better coverage. The layering doesn’t have to always go into the ring, fill them up until it forms a shape similar to the face outline at the center.
    4. The final round is a ring that goes around the outline of the face.sew hedgehog purse 15
  3. Position the face-piece that you have sewn earlier to the purse body, pin, and slip stitch around to attach it in place. The slip stitch is done on the sewing lines of the final round of the prairie points.sew hedgehog purse 18
  4. The full assembly of the front part of the hedgehog purse.sew hedgehog purse 19
  5. 1. Turn the purse inside out. Align all the markings, slip stitch the edges together to join up the front, back, and bottom parts. Tip: use waxed thread to prevent thread breaking during the sewing.
    2. Done all the side seams.
    3. Gently turn the purse out, slip stitch the edge again from the outside. This will give a very strong seam to the purse that will last for washing.
    4. Add embellishment to complete a hedgehog purse with a roll-up pose in the zipper closure version.sew hedgehog purse 20

Standing Pose


hedgehog gamaguchi purse dress

  1. As for the kisslock frame version, I used it on the standing pose of the hedgehog. Note that for kisslock purse, the prairie points spikes do not have to be sewn all the way up to the top edge, so you required lesser prairie point strips.sew hedgehog purse 14
  2. 1. Refer to the instruction above on how to sew the prairie points to the hedgehog purse.
    2. This is a standing pose hedgehog purse, so place 2 limbs on the prairie point spikes as shown.
    3. Sew to assemble the purse part together as shown in the above instruction.
    4. Attach the 8.5cm kisslock frame to the purse.
    5. Fit the top edge into the frame, align the centers, sew and tie with threads to secure the frame. Check if the frame is at the center of the purse.
    6. Sew with back stitches to attach the frame to the purse. Used at least 2 strands of nylon thread if possible for a stronger result. Try to make smaller stitches at the inside of the purse to reduce the stitching mark appearing inside the purse. Add blusher and ribbon bow to the hedgehog to further embellish it.sew hedgehog purse 21

Notes

1. This pattern requires some hand sewing, use waxed thread to prevent thread breaking during the sewing.
2. The gamaguchi version used lesser prairie points for the spikes as they do not go all the way up to the top.

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