|Finished coin/etc. pouches|
|Tomodachi fat quarters from Etsy.com|
|Kawaii from Hawaii in Fun Day Beige|
|Lining side up|
I'd wanted to make a purse or pouch of some sort for my sister, and decided I'd work with this first, and then order some other prints at a later date if it worked out'd seen a tutorial for a cloth coin purse at Me? A Mom? which references an oil cloth coin purse tutorial at Fresh Picked. I needed to reference both for all the steps to make a padded cloth version.
First I made some slightly larger ones than were in the tutorial, starting with 7 x 8.5 inch fabric, ending with finished purse sizes of 4.25 by 6.5 inches. For the smaller pouches I followed the 5 x 7.5 inch measurement in the tutorials
Things I could've done better - sewn another row of stitches through the edges of the zippers during the first few steps so it was more secure & finished looking inside.
Serging the edges instead of pinking them would look nicer (I didn't use pinking shears originally but a couple of the linings were threatening to misbehave so I ended up pinking them when I was done). The peacock pouch where I put the zipper at the very top was made with a pretty wide zipper, and that didn't work out as well as using a more narrow one would have, though I think a thick zipper would be just fine for other placements.
Overall a fun and relatively quick project. I really like how you can put the zipper anywhere you choose. I have another tutorial for these that is slightly different so I think I'll try that soon too.