Stitch a Quick and Easy Coin Purse Using Fabric Scraps


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A zippered coin purse is a great way to use up some leftover fabric scraps. Stacy Grissom shows you how you can create one in almost any size or shape. She starts with the basic pieces you will need and then shows how to easily attach a zipper using basting tape before stitching. Basting tape is a great alternative to pins, especially on small projects where the pins can cause the fabric to pucker. After the zipper is inserted Stacy shows the few simple steps needed to stitch and finish your project. She even shares several ideas on how you can personalize or customize the project!

When attempting to stitch over a zipper, as needed in this project, it is always best to use the hand wheel when stitching over a zipper with metal teeth. Hitting metal zipper teeth with the needle can be dangerous and could harm you or damage your machine. Smaller zippers, like the ones used in this video, have plastic teeth and are easier to stitch over, however, it is still recommended that you go slowly.


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5 Responses to “Stitch a Quick and Easy Coin Purse Using Fabric Scraps”
  1. Lynda

    Thanks for the tip about basting tape. Have never used it and would be great for zippers. Thanks again.

  2. Anne

    Seriously? you skipped sewing the actually zipper on??? you didn’t even talk about pivoting? It was like the you were sewing by your self and the camera and sewing lesson were a second thought. This seamed like a student video to me. Like you were the student. Once again, you might want to re shoot this over again with a more striped lesson. This could be amazing if redone.

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