Just can’t help not sewing these sweet little Macaron Coin Purses when one of Craft Passion’s Facebook fans showed them to me. Thanks to XYZZhandmade for her inspiring handmade and some tutorial links in Japanese, this, this, this, and this. No, I can’t read Japanese but I can guess from the pictures how to sew it. Here is the English version of the tutorial on how to sew this macaron coin purse where I have added more details in the sewing.
The space inside the coin purse is quite limited but good enough to place some small jewelry like ear rings, rings; maybe to keep some small coins, folded money; a place to keep a small piece of note that wrote your shopping list and reminder, etc. Or, simply use it as a key chain or hanging ornament. Or, turn it into something enormously cute, like this.
I have tried both nylon and metal zipper, each gave a different feel and effect on the macaron coin purse. Nylon zipper is easy to sew since you can just cut the zipper to the correct length. Zipping and unzipping is easier on nylon zipper too. Aesthetic-wise, I like metal zippers though it requires more works to do. If you find zipping on a metal zipper is craggy due to the small circular shape, rub the zipper’s teeth with some wax or candle, then zip and unzip a few times, you will find zipping is smoother after the waxing.
Macaron Coin Purse
1 3/4″ (Dia.) x 1 1/4″ (H)
to make 1
1. Cover Button, diameter 1 1/2″ (38mm) – 2 pairs.
2. Fabric – Polka-dot, 5 1/2″ x 3″
3. Fabric – lining, 5 1/2″ x 3″
4. Fabric – zipper seam binder, 1 1/2″ x 1 1/2″
5. Batting – 4″ x 2″
6. Zipper – 5″ ( I used 6″ metal zipper and shortened in to 5″ by using this tutorial)
7. Card stock (for tracing) – 2 3/4″ circle and 2″ circle
8. Ribbon – 3/8″ x 2″
1. Sewing kits
2. Pencil and/or fabric marker
3. Wire cutter
5. Tacky Glue / Mod Podge / Fabric glue
A completed macaron coin purse. The storage space is quite small, good for keeping ring, and bracelet. Or, merely use it as a key chain or hanging ornament.
If you can find a small circle mirror of about 1″ to 1 1/4″, glue it on the back plate and turn this macaron coin purse into a small cosmetic mirror.