How to Make a Coin Purse

Coin purses keep your money organized in one place for easy access. This small purse also can serve as a holder for credit cards, business cards and other small articles. A coin purse requires few materials to make.

Measure and mark four blocks of material 4-inches long by 4-inches wide. Draw cutting lines on each piece and cut the squares with scissors.

Pin the right side of the coin purse material and the right side of the lining material together. Stitch three sides of the block together, using a ½-inch seam allowance.

Turn the square right-side out and push the corners out. Make the coin purse's top edge by tucking ½ inch of the outer material and lining inside the block.

Hold the seam together on the outside of the purse with straight pins and make a top stitch ¼ of an inch from the edge of the turned material. Use a matching or contrasting thread color.

Repeat Steps 2 and 3 to make the second coin purse square. Place the two squares together with lining facing lining and join the two top stitched edges together.

Secure the other three sides together with straight pins and top stitch them on the outside of the material ¼ of an inch from the edge. Don't stitch the top of the coin purse shut.

Fasten the top of the coin purse shut with Velcro, snaps or buttons. Place the closure materials on the lining inside the top edge of the purse, ½ an inch from the top edge.


Use a heavyweight material for the outside of the purse. Denim and corduroy work well. Cut the 4-inch square blocks out of material from pants, jeans, shirts or any other cloth suitable for a coin purse. Iron the pieces as you work and iron the finished product to achieve a professional look.

Things You'll Need

  • 2 material squares, 4 by 4 inches
  • 2 lining squares, 4 by 4 inches
  • Straight pins
  • Pencil
  • Straight edge ruler
  • Scissors
  • Matching or contrasting thread
  • Velcro, buttons or snaps
  • Sewing machine
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