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Monkey Kisslock Coin Purse

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In my previous post, I showed you how to make the monkey felt called Chi-Chai Monchan. This time, this tutorial is going to show you how to make the  Monkey Coin Purse with a kisslock frame that I’ve made for my friend as a thank you gift.

You don’t need a sewing machine to do it, just your hand, a needle, and some threads!!!

gamaguchi monkey coin purse


Yield: 10.5cm (W) x 9.5cm (H) x 6.5cm (D) MONKEY COIN PURSE
Active Time: 4 hours
Total Time: 4 hours
Difficulty: Avid Beginner/Intermediate
Estimated Cost: $6 - $10

This tutorial is going to show you how to make the Monkey Coin Purse with kisslock frame that I’ve made for my friend as a thank you gift.

You don’t need a sewing machine to do it, just your hand, a needle, and some threads!!!

Enjoy sewing them!

Download and print separately SEWING PATTERN for the eyes, ears, and pattern for drawing the fabric.


  • Exterior fabric for A pattern, 2 pcs
  • Exterior fabric for B pattern, 2 pcs
  • Inter-lining fabric for A & B pattern, 2 pcs each
  • Poly-sponge for A & B pattern, 2 pcs each
  • Iron-on interfacing for A & B pattern, 2 pcs each
  • Kiss Lock, 8.5cm, Round Arch, 1 pc



  1. a. Download and print pattern.
    b. Cut out the fabrics as per the pattern shown here.Monkey-Frame-Clutch-Pattern

  2. a. Iron on the interfacing by sandwiching the poly-sponge in between for patterns A & B, respectively.
    b. Sew-on Chi-Chai Monchan felt onto the right side of exterior fabric A (click here for the tutorial of making the Chi-Chai Monchan Felting).
    c. Embroider “Chi-Chai Monchan ♥ Bananas” onto another piece of fabric A.
    d. Tack stitching pink color thread onto fabric B with about 2mm spacing for each stitch and 10mm width apart for each line.purse parts

  3. Prepare the slip pocket. I sew on my label onto it 🙂embroidery label pocket

  4. Sew the slip pocket onto the inter-lining as shown.4 slippocket

  5. Join fabric A & B by back-stitch A-B-A-B as shown, then complete it by stitching it to A again.
    *Be careful on the bottom tip, just sew until the tip end, please don’t go beyond that point.4 piece joint

  6. This is the picture of how the bottom is supposed to look like before completing the joining.4 piece joint bottom

  7. The wrong side should look like the picture shown below.8 wrongside
    Clip seam allowance near the stitching line (please don’t cut the stitches) at the space of 1 cm as shown.
    **This is necessary to have a nice curvature at the corner of the purse.clip curve

  8. Flip it over, and it should look like this.9 rightside

  9. Repeat the above steps to the inter-lining.10 interlining1

  10. Iron the joint seams.11 ironing

  11. Again, the bottom of the 4-piece-joint should look like this.12 interlining2

  12. Now, we have finished both interior and exterior pieces.13 both1

  13. Turn the inter-lining (2) to the wrong side.14 both2

    Insert (1) into (2).15 internal1

  14. Sew the upper portion by back-stitch.16 backstitch1

  15. Reserve half of the border un-stitch. We are going to use this un-stitch portion to gain access to turn the purse inside-out.17 internal2

  16. Pull out the exterior face from the un-stitch gap.turn purse inside out

  17. Smooth out the inter-lining into the purse. Stitch up the un-stitch portion to close the gap.insert lining into purse

  18. Tack-stitch the peripheral and get ready to sew the frame onto it.20 Almostcomplete1

  19. Mark the centerline by water-erasable pen.21 marking1

  20. Stitch the kisslock frame with back-stitches, beginning from the centerline. I used 4 strands of nylon thread to reduce the chances of thread breakage.Attach metal frame


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gwen ziegler

Wednesday 20th of May 2015

Cute coin purse. I just spent hours making the coin part..not monkey, and mine did not fit my frame, what size did you use? did you get yours at Hobby lobby. I just can not figure out where I went wrong Gwen

Craft Passion

Wednesday 20th of May 2015

Hi Gwen, I used a 8.5cm frame. The purse is indeed slightly larger than the frame. When you make the center line and sew the purse to the frame, push the purse towards the center line. It should be little crowded on the center of the frame and will make the purse puffer. Hope this info helps.


Tuesday 22nd of February 2011

the tutorial is very helpful. I'm gonna try making one!

sharon showalter

Wednesday 8th of December 2010

Where can I find these wonderful ball clasp purse handles?

Craft Passion

Wednesday 8th of December 2010

Let me know where do you want me to ship and how many do you need. I will quote to you.


Thursday 25th of November 2010

Hi nice work... may I know where you get all the material for your sewing project... can't wait to try all your project... thank you

Craft Passion

Thursday 25th of November 2010

I import the frame from oversea. The rest are either from local or oversea. I have excess frame in my stock and I do sell it upon request. Let me know if you need some :)


Wednesday 22nd of September 2010

If I may ask: what are the dimensions for the pattern? I'd like to give this type of clutch a try & I'm still new to sewing. Thank you!

Craft Passion

Wednesday 22nd of September 2010

I have misplaced the paper pattern. Will let you know the dimension as soon as I find it.

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