After nearly 13 years using the same trusty black leather Fossil wallet, I recently decided I was ready for a change. I snagged an adorable fabric wallet made by a friend of mine, but it didn't have a zippered compartment for my coins.
This, of course, necessitated the creation of a coin purse. I'm not sure how I came to settle on the design that I did, but after making the decision that I wanted some pretty french knots to adorn my new purse, I chose a graduating assortment of yellow embroidery floss and a scrap of grey linen from my stash. This was the perfect in-front-of-the-tv project and took me several hours to complete.
I started with the darkest yellow and created a cluster of french knots on my linen. From there I chose ever lighter shades and just made my way out, scattering the colors a little as I went so there would be no hard lines as they blended together.
I picked up a coin purse frame at Joann, and after checking out a few online tutorials for making these little bags, I cut out my pieces and sewed them together. Assembling the purse and the frame was a little tricky, but I managed.
The holes along the edge of the frame are so you can sew your purse in, but I chose not to and just used glue instead. The inside edges are a little sloppy, but I don't care. ;)
My coins now have a safe, cute home, and that makes me happy.