Coin Purse FREE Sewing Pattern and Tutorial

Coin Purse FREE Sewing Pattern

Coin Purse FREE Sewing Pattern and Tutorial

While you certainly don't need to make this coin purse pattern from leather –you can use vinyl or almost any fabric– it makes a good first project for those who have never sewn with leather before.

I had originally designed this pattern as an ornament on our Christmas tree if you can believe it, but I found that my teenage daughter was carrying it everywhere because it made such a good addition to a handbag.  I also found the concept made for wonderful small gifts as well.


  • leather, 1 to 2 ounces average, can use vinyl or fabric 13″ x 8 1/2″
  • one rectangle of quilting fabric 17″ x 8 1/2″ for the lining and strap
  • two rectangles of quilting fabric 5″ x 1″
  • water-based leather glue. I used Leather Weld.
  • 5″ zipper
  • polyester thread for leather (Do not use cotton.)
  • 1/4″ double-sided tape
  • one tassel (optional)


  • teflon sewing machine foot
  • sewing machine leather needle
  • grading or quilting ruler
  • craft knife

Learn how to Make an Easy Tassel in Three Ways with this FREE Tutorial.

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Pattern for Star coin purse will not come up.