Linen & Ruffles Coin Purse

I can’t believe July is almost over!! Our Christmas in July Wednesday Workshops have been so fun this month!

This week I have a sweet little gift for you to whip up – it’s perfect as a stocking stuffer or it would be super cute as a little gift card holder too!

It’s a little Linen and Ruffles Coin Purse!

These are so fun – and quick to put together too! You can easily customize it for any fabrics or even add embroidery!

Ready to make your own?

You’ll need:

  • Small Ball clasp (you can find these online or at Joann’s)
  • Fabric for outside  – 2 pieces about 7″ x 7″
  • 1 1/2″ x 5″ piece for center strip
  • Lining Fabric – 2 pieces about 7″ x 7″
  • 2 pieces 3″ x 10″ for ruffles
  • 2 pieces medium weight Pellon fusible interfacing
  • 2 pieces fusible fleece
  • 3 buttons

It’s easy to make a pattern for your little purse, no matter what size your clasp is!
To make a pattern, trace around the top side of the clasp on one half, but add 1/4″ for a seam allowance.
Continue down and make whatever shape purse you’d like – mine’s a little big in the hips. :)
Make sure you mark on your pattern where your clasp ends.

Fold your paper pattern in half and cut out the pattern.
Cut 2 pieces this size out of your outside fabric and 2 out of your lining.

Iron your fusible interfacing onto the wrong side of the two outside pieces.

Cut a 5″ x 1/2″ piece of fusible interfacing. Iron it down the center of the 1 1/2″ x 5″ piece of fabric. Fold and press each long side in.

Fold each of your ruffle pieces in half, then sew a gathering stitch down the raw edges.

Mark the center point of one of the outside fabric pieces. Sew each of the ruffle pieces on either side of the center – use a small 1/4″ stitch.
Place the center strip on top of the ruffles, down the center of the outside piece.
Sew just inside the folded edges.

Sew three buttons evenly down the center strip. Make sure you leave space at the bottom and top so your buttons aren’t super close to your seams.

Press the Pellon fusible fleece to the wrong sides of the two outside pieces.

Sew the two outside pieces, right sides together, along the sides and bottom, between the two points you’ve marked where the clasp ends.
Sew the lining pieces together the same way.

Clip all your curves. Turn the outside piece right side out and press.

Tuck the outside piece inside the lining piece, so the right sides are together.
Sew around the top edges, sewing the front to the lining. Leave a 2″ wide opening for turning on the back side.

Turn the purse right side out and hand sew the opening closed.

Now you’re going to glue the purse into the clasp. Add glue to the inside of one side of the clasp. I used E-6000.

Tuck the side of the purse into the space in the clamp – you’ll want to use something flat to help tuck it in.

Repeat for the other side of the coin purse – making sure you have all the center piece and ruffles tucked in nicely.

You’ll want to let the glue dry for a while – preferably 12 – 24 hours.

Then you’re all done!

Wouldn’t this be cute with a little gift card tucked inside? Or maybe even a pair of earrings! You could make up a few now in plenty of time for Christmas!

Make sure you stop by Mine for the Making next to see what Kara has for you this week!

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  • Reply July 28, 2012

    Tea Rose Home

    This is so cute! Thank you for linking to my party. :)

  • This is so cute. I hope I find the time a make a few. What a great gift. I featured this last night.

  • Reply July 29, 2012


    Thanks so much for sharing! I’ll be featuring your project tomorrow morning on Someday Crafts. Please stop back in and grab a Featured at Someday Crafts button for your blog. Thanks for the inspiration!

  • Reply July 29, 2012

    Jill Flory

    This is totally awesome! I am in love with it! Do you sell these somewhere?

  • What a cute shape, and I love the pattern of the ruffle!

  • This is the cutest!!

  • Reply August 1, 2012

    Susan C. Forsythe

    Sooo SWEEEET!!! Thank you for sharing the secret to making this gorgeous coin purse! Excellent tutorial.

  • Reply August 5, 2012


    Wow, didn’t realize that it was so easy to make…well, at least based on the pictures above. :-) I will have to make something like that soon on my site at Come check out what I have so far! :-)

  • Reply August 12, 2012

    Holly Lefevre

    Complete cuteness! I have a little obsession (among many other obsessions) with coin purses. I love this tutorial!

  • Reply April 15, 2013


    Obrigada por compartilhar os tutoriais. Muito uteis. Sucesso pra voce!

  • Reply June 16, 2014


    We included your little cute coin purse in our round up of things to sew with linen fabric! (

    • June 16, 2014


      Thank you so much for the feature!

  • Reply July 28, 2014


    What a cute idea! What type glue would you suggest?

    • July 28, 2014


      Hi Susan! I used e-6000 and that has held up great. I have used mine for a few years now with lots of change in it, and it’s still holding in the frame perfectly. Thanks!

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