After being inspired by the wrapped glutinous rice dumpling (Zòngzi) of a Chinese traditional festival, DuanWu Festival, I sewed some triangle zipper coin purse recently. In fact, today is the actual date of DuanWu Festival which falls on every 5th day of 5th month of the Lunar calendar.
This 3-D Triangle Zipper Coin Purse is actually in the form of tetrahedron shape with 3 triangles on the sides and 1 triangle on the base, other name of tetrahedron is “triangular pyramid”. The tetrahedron shape makes good coin purse that it suitable to keep small change and also for the ease of getting the correct coin in a quick glance. I used brown as main color for the purses to resemble the color of the cooked bamboo or reed leaves of the wrapping. And, add a cord or ribbon to mock the tying string to hold the filling in the wrapping. To mimic triangle zipper coin purse even further, I quilted diagonally on the purse to make it looks similar to the reed leaf grain.