In this smartphone world, everyone uses emoji's in their conversation to express their mood whether it is a love <3 or a smile :) or an angry face :@. I personally love to use emojis in my conversations and getting so used to that makes me feel the plain(without emoji's) conversations little odd .(Hi5! If you also feel the same:P). So I decided to make this instructable inspired by the emoji's. By this time you would guessed it from the title and yes it is Emoji Coin purses.Lets see how to make it.Ready?
Step 1: Materials Required
- Solid yellow cotton fabric (A fat quarter is sufficient for four coin purses)
- Red printed cotton fabric (A fat quarter is sufficient for four coin purses)
- Interfacing (A fat quarter is sufficient for four coin purses)
- Zipper or snap fastener or Velcro
- Fabric markers
- Sewing machine or fabric glue
- Fabric scissors
- Anything round to use as a template(I used a jar lid which is about 4.5")
- Marker for tracing
Use the template and cut 6 pieces of circles (2-yellow, 2-red print & 2-interfacing).Iron the interfacing with the yellow circles.
Take one set of the circle pieces (1 yellow with interfacing and 1 red piece) and cut it in half with fabric scissors.
Now take one set of half circles. Place the red half circle right side up,then zipper right side up and yellow circle with interfacing wrong side up so that all the pieces align along the zipper edge. Make a stitch with 1/4" seam allowance.(I used 1/4" seam allowance because the zipper I am using is 1" wide and if we use two 1/4" seam allowance we are subtracting 1/2" but adding 1/2" in the middle of the zipper, so the math will work perfectly.)
Repeat the same with another set of half circles.
Make a top stitch 1/8" away from the edge and keep the zipper half opened.
Place another set of circles with yellow circles facing each other.Make a stitch all around with 1/4" seam allowance.
Trim the seam allowance to reduce the bulk and also trim the zipper.Use the zipper opening and turn inside out.
To secure the zipper, use a needle and thread and make a couple of stitches at the edge. I used a studded trim from my stash to secure the zipper. I thought this eliminates a step and also adds a cuteness the purse.(What do you think of this idea ??)
Take your fabric markers and draw your favorite emoji that your friend or anyone would love to receive as a gift .I used Heart eyes emoji,here.Tada !!! Your emoji coin purse is now ready. You can use fabric glue if you don't have sewing machine but I would recommend hand sewing for attaching the zipper. If you don't want zipper , you can follow the alternate version of attaching velcro or snap fasteners.
Step 11: Alternate Version
Instead of zipper , you can also use snap fasteners, buttons or velcro to make this purse. The only modifications would be you have to cut the circles into two parts which slightly overlaps one another and also the top flap should cover the bottom part.To do this, trace the template in a piece of paper and make two paper template. Draw the bottom part first , add 1/4" seam allowance and cut it. place that pattern above another paper template and mark the corners where it needs to be overlapped (May be 1/4")and connect it by drawing a curve.This serves as a top flap template.Cut it with 1/4" seam allowance.The cut pieces should look as shown in the picture.
With right sides facing each other , make a stitch with 1/4" seam allowance and turn it around and make a top stitch .Do this for the bottom part and top flap.
Mark and sew the fasteners, whichever you prefer.I tried with velcro and snap fasteners.
Place the set of full circles with yellow circle facing right side up,then top flap with right side facing right side of the yellow full circle and then the bottom part with sides overlapping the top part.(as shown).Make a stitch all around the circle with 1/4" seam allowance and turn inside out.Draw your favorite emoji with fabric markers.Voila ! Your Emoji coin purse is now ready to express your love <3.