Wednesday, December 3, 2008
When I saw this Korean coin purse in a souvenir shop, I immediately bought it. I had seen it in a shop in Singapore but regretted not buying it. When I examined the purse in detail after buying it, I realised that the "fabric" was actually made of paper and it was glued on! What a scam.
I've always loved coin purses but rarely have more than one at any one time. In my younger days, my practice was to use one until it grew torn and tattered before buying a new one. Now I'm more of a "collector". Currently I have another coin purse from Japan bought at a Japan Fair in Singapore.
Isn't she a beauty?
This pink purse used to be my coin purse. It's now considered "antique". These pink purses were given out by jewellery shops to contain jewellery pieces in the old days.
I wondered how difficult it would be to make a similar jewellery/coin purse and turned the purse inside out. Ugh. I discovered raw edges. The purse did not look very complicated and I decided to give it a try. But I opted out of the piping as I hadn't any piping experience yet. I took pictures mainly for reference. I did not use any pattern and cut the pieces as I went along. Again, this is not a tutorial.
I started out with 2 pieces of outer fabric, 2 pieces of inner fabric and 1 zipper.
Sew zipper to lining. Cut lining and sew the cut lining to underside of zipper.
This is what it should look like from behind.
Sew outer fabric and lining to lower part of zipper.
My pieces are now cut to correct size.
Sew all around save for a gap to turn purse out.
Here's what the purse looks like inside out. No raw seams.