Zipper Day Project: Macaron Coin Purse

Happy Zipper Day, Everyone!


In honor of Zipper Day, I wanted to find a project that would make use of some excess zippers I have collected over the years (they are a handy notion, but sometimes you can have far too many).

Evidence of my zipper hoarding.

When I came across the Macaron Coin Purse tutorial by Joanne L., I fell in love. Not only was this project an adorable use of excess zippers, but I thought they would make a lovely little gift, party favor, or key-chain. I had my project.

For the outside of my macarons I decided to use Lotta Dots fabric in Jade from the Quilter’s Candy Basic collection and Teal polka dot fabric from the Nana’s Pantry collection. The project doesn’t require a lot of fabric, so I was able to make use of some 5″ scrap pieces I had from a previous project. You’ll also need lining fabric, ribbon, 1-1/2″ button covers (two for each macaron), batting (I used Pellon Fusible Fleece), thread, a sewing needle, and of course zippers! Once you have everything, it’s time to sew.

All my supplies ready to go.

The macarons were pretty easy to make. The instructions in the tutorial are very clear and it uses simple hand sewing techniques, so it goes pretty quickly. I made a couple during a rainy afternoon.

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Aren’t they cute? I can’t wait to give them away as gifts. These little guys might not hold a lot, but they’re perfect as a coin purse, unique gift box, or ring case. I don’t know about you, but I am definitely planning to make more.



  1. Ann - April 29, 2015

    Cute! Cute! Cute! They are small but adorable. What a great use of extra zippers. It is surprising they can be made by hand but it makes sense. It would crazy making to take one to the sewing machine. Thanks for sharing.

  2. Joy Gross - May 1, 2015

    Very Cute! I love it.. you are braver than I am 🙂 I don’t know that I would tackle that small of a project .

  3. Jenna - May 6, 2015

    very adorable!