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.