I made this kitty coin purse for my absent-minded daughter who always lost or misplace her belongings. The size of the Kitty Coin Purse is just nice to keep some coins and small notes that she can put it in her school uniform’s pocket. The dimension is 8.5cm (W) x 8cm (H) [3 1/4″ x 3″].
Like mother like daughter, I was an absent-minded kid myself too (looks like she inherited my bad gene, lol). Well, she lost the crochet purse I gave to her. She knew that she is in big trouble since I love that purse a lot (she begged me a few times before I agreed to give her while waiting for her new purse). That purse was a master piece which I am going to write the pattern out and share it here one day. I had a mixed feeling when she told me that she has lost it at school. Sad that the purse is lost, happy that she expressed regrets about her carelessness and will try to be careful next time. With the blessing of God, she found it from the school’s lost and found department! I am happy, not because the purse is recovered but my daughter has learned to become a more responsible person! This incident has accelerated the process of getting this kitty coin purse done. I made them in 3 different color themes, 1 for her and 2 for spare, just in case she lost it again. **wink wink**
Originally, this Kitty Coin Purse was not the one in my mind, I wanted a tiger but it came out too cute, so… I ended up having kitty instead!!! Why tiger? The upcoming Chinese New Year is a Tiger Year 🙂 Am trying one out now, hope I can make it looks more fierce!!! [Update: the Tiger Coin Purse free pattern is out for grab :)]
Well, let’s go to the tutorial of how to sew the Kitty Coin Purse!
Kitty Coin Purse Pattern
Pattern: Download pattern here.
Finished Dimension: 8.5cm (W) x 8cm (H) [3 1/4″ x 3″]
Materials & Tools:
1. Outer fabric, 10″ x 10″ (I used polar fleece)
2. Inner lining, 10″ x 10″
3. Zipper of your choice (4″ length)
4. Small pieces of fabric for embellishment
5. Short length of ribbon
6. Black nylon bristles (6 pcs. of 2 ” length). If you can’t find them, cut them from a black bottle brush
7. A pinch of poly-fill
8. Stiffest interfacing (4″ x 2″), or cardboard (2″ x 2″)
9. Embroidery flosses and needle
10. Hot glue gun
Cut out the fabrics according to the pattern.
1. Outer fabric – pat. A (SL)x 2pcs, pat. C (SL) x 2pcs.
2. Inner lining – pat. A (SL) x 2pcs, pat. C (SL) x 2pcs.
3. Embellishment fabric – 1 pc. for each pat. B & D. Pat. B is the blot patch on the kitty’s face.
4. Fold the interfacing with the adhesive surface facing each other, iron it and let it cool. Cut pat. D (XSL) on the interfacing or cardboard.
Embroidery the nose and mouth on pat. D fabric.
Pat – Pattern
SL – with seamline
XSL- without seamline
Cut the zipper to 10cm (4″) length.
You can fold 2 pieces of fabrics and sew them to the ends of the zipper respectively [as shown] if you don’t want the zipper goes all the way from corner to corner.
Fold a short length of ribbon to half and sew it in place to make a tongue or hook for the key chain.
Position the ears to the polar fleece and tack a few stitches to secure them in place.
Sandwich the zipper between the right side of the polar fleece and inner lining of pat. A. Make sure the right side of the zipper is facing the right side of the polar fleece or outer fabric. Sew a straight line across. Do the same to the other side of the zipper.