Today’s project comes to you from the blog site I Heart Linen by Rashida Coleman-Hale who is also a designer for Cotton + Steel. It’s a sweet little coin purse, or it can be used as a grab-and-go sewing kit. You’ll need to click over to I Heart Linen to get the template. In honor of the author, the project is made from the Cotton + Steel collection, Zepher! Here are the fabrics that were used:
Now, lets begin:
Sew the two 4-1/4″ squares together and press.
Sew the 1-1/2″ x 8″ rectangle to the left side.
Then sew the 3-1/4″ x 8″ rectangle to the left side and you are done with the front.
Fuse the 8″ square fusible interfacing to the WS of the unit just pieced and the 8″ fabric square.
Download the template and cut out the shape.
Lay the template on top of the pieced unit. It can be pinned or just hold in place while…
drawing the shape on the unit.
Cut the pieced unit and repeat with the 8″ square.
Lay both the pieced unit and the 8″ square RS together and sew around the perimeter leaving a 2-1/2″ – 3″ opening.
Trim the corners off and clip into the inset corners being aware to not sever the stitches.
Turn RS out and fold the opening to the inside and stitch closed.
Bring the sides together and stitch.
Repeat for all four sides.
Once all sides are stitched together press corners and crease the turned up edges.
At this point I attached Velcro closures, however, the original blog gives instruction for a snap.
It can be used as a simple on-the-go sewing kit.
Voilá! Cute isn’t it?!
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