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Heart Shaped Coin Purse

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This little heart shaped coin purse can hold so many more things than the spare change it will cost to make. Use it for ear buds, chap-stick, pacifiers, or any little thing needing quick access. 
 
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Step 1: What you will need.

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For this project you will need
fabric remnant 6" X 15" or a fat quarter
scissors
pins
sewing machine
thread
zipper 4" long (can be longer and cut off)
scrap of ribbon
Pattern Piece 


Step 2: Print and Cut Pattern


Step 3: Pin pattern and cut.

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Once you have cut the pattern out, pin to fabric that is folded over. 
You will end up with 2 sides or the heart for the front and 1 whole heart for the back.

Step 4: Placing the zipper

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Take one half of heart and pin the zipper face down to the right side of the fabric.
Match the edge of the zipper with the edge of the piece.
Place the zipper top 1/4" lower than the edge of the fabric. Do not be concerned if your zipper runs longer then the heart. It will be trimmed later.

Step 5: Sew the zipper

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Using a zipper foot for the sewing machine sew a straight stitch close to the zipper. Be sure the zipper zips freely after sewing.
Make a second pass over the edge of the zipper, this time using a zigzag stitch along the edge to keep the fabric from fraying with use.

Step 6: Top stitch zipper

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Fold the face of the fabric away from the zipper. pin flat and top stitch along the zipper. This keeps the fabric from catching as you zip and unzip.

Step 7: Repeat the process for the other side of the heart.

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Pin the zipper to the opposite side of the heart and sew in place repeating the previous steps .

Step 8: Place the ribbon tabs

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Open the zipper and zigzag across the top of the zipper to keep the 2 sides together as you work.
Pin a 2" section of ribbon folded on itself at both the bottom and top or the heart. Zigzag in place allow for 1/4 to 1/2 inch past the heart pattern. These will make it easier to open and give you something to attach a key ring to.
Really cute. This would be a good project to learn how to put zippers in...a lesson I need to learn. ;)
Very sweet!
RebekahP (author)  scoochmaroo1 year ago
Thanks!
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