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Monkey Kisslock Coin Purse

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

Monkey Coin Purse

Finished Dimension: Approx. 10.5cm W x 9.5cm H x 6.5cm D

Pattern: Download here.

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


Monkey-Frame-Clutch-PatternDownload and print pattern. Cut out the fabrics as per the pattern shown above.


monkey coin purseIron on the interfacing by sandwiching the poly-sponge in between for patterns A & B respectively. 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). Embroider “Chi-Chai Monchan ♥ Bananas” onto another piece of fabric A.Tack stitching pink color thread onto fabric B with about 2mm spacing for each stitch and 10mm width apart for each line.


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


4 slippocketSew the slip pocket onto the inter-lining as shown.


4 piece jointJoin 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 bottomThis is the picture of how the bottom is supposed to look like before completing the joining.


clip curveClip curve near to 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.


8 wrongsideThe wrong side should look like the picture shown below.


monkey coin purseFlip it over and it should look like this.


10 interlining1Repeat the above steps to the inter-lining.


11 ironingIron the joint seams.


12 interlining2Again, the bottom of the 4-piece-joint should look like this.


monkey coin purseNow, we have finished both interior and exterior pieces.


14 both2Turn the inter-lining (2) to the wrong side.


15 internal1Insert (1) into (2).


16 backstitch1Sew the upper portion by back-stitch.


17 internal2Reserve half of the border un-stitch. We are going to use this un-stitch portion to gain access to turn the purse inside-out.


monkey coin pursePull out the exterior face from the un-stitch gap.


monkey coin purseSmooth out the inter-lining into the purse. Stitch up the un-stitch portion to close the gap.


20 Almostcomplete1Tack-stitch the peripheral and get ready for the sewing the frame onto it.


21 marking1Mark the centerline by water-erasable pen.


Attach metal frameStitch the kisslock frame with a back-stitch, begin from the centerline. I used 4 strands of nylon thread to reduce the chances of thread breakage.


How to sew monkey coin purse


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