How to Make a Folding Leather Coin Purse

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How to Make a Folding Leather Coin Purse
Top flap

A folding leather coin purse can be a classy addition to your purse. It can look beautiful and allow you to store your change. It can also make a great gift. Making one just requires basic sewing skills, so it can be a good way to learn about working with leather on your sewing machine. In just 1 hour or so, you can have your own 5-by-3 inch leather coin purse.

Skill level:
Moderately Easy

Things you need

  • 1/6 yard of thin leather
  • Ruler
  • Paper bag
  • Iron
  • Ironing board
  • Scissors
  • Sewing machine
  • Thread
  • Leather sewing machine needles

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  1. 1

    Mark and cut out a 12-by-5 1/2 inch strip of leather.

  2. 2

    Cover your leather with a paper bag. Iron down 1/4 inch all around the leather rectangle you cut out.

  3. 3

    Fold down and press 3 inches of the wallet, and sew around all four sides of the piece you folded down. This will serve as the top flap.

    How to Make a Folding Leather Coin Purse
    Top flap
  4. 4

    Pull up and fold over 3 inches from the bottom of the leather. Press the leather down.

  5. 5

    Sew along the sides, close to the edge and back, stitching at both ends. This will create your pocket.

    How to Make a Folding Leather Coin Purse
    Creating the pocket
  6. 6

    Fold over and press the lined top flap you created in Step 3.

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