Friday, March 14, 2014

Personalized Coin Purses and Possibilities...

Have we got a surprise for you today! Papertrey Ink has a new die set coming this month that is full of amazing potential to help you create coin purses, gift card holders and so much more. Just wait until you see what everyone on the team has made! They are all so different, yet soooooo wonderful!

Ok, here goes. Modern meets vintage. "Fresh Vintage" is what I like to call it!

These coin purses are easy to make with felt, oil cloth or any other material that won't unravel on the edges, since you'll be hand stitching along the edge and not tucking the ends under like you normally would when sewing something like this. BUT...having said that...the quilter in me just couldn't help trying to make these in some fun fabrics!! I went to Hobby Lobby and came home with 5 fabrics I loved. Picking out fabrics is so much fun! You only need a tiny scrap of each, so don't go all out and buy 1/2 a yard of each like I did. Totally not necessary! You only need a 5x7" piece of material (or a mix of materials that will make a 5x7" piece) for the smaller ones or two 5x7" pieces for the larger ones. Erin Lincoln will have a video for you to watch on how to create these!

The first coin purse I made was the one in the back with the teal zipper. I wanted it to be extra large, so I die cut 2 of the 5x7" pieces and put them back-to-back.

When die cutting thin fabric of this type, you first have to iron it onto a stabilizer to be able to cut it with the Cuttlebug. After ironing, I left the paper backing from the stabilizer ON the fabric and die cut the large 5x7" die and the zipper opening. Next, I simply placed the zipper behind the zipper opening and hand stitched the holes around the zipper. Seriously! I've never done a zipper before, but I can bet this is the easiest way ever to put in a zipper. LOVE it! Pin it to hold it in place while you are hand stitching it in. (The polkadot fabric was ironed on with Heat-n-Bond over the top of the other fabric.)

Below is the zipper all stitched in. Then I simply added the coordinating back piece on and hand-stitched around the holes on the outer edges. Easy peasy!

To finish, I added a back piece the same size, 5x7", which is also ironed onto stabilizer before die cut. Stitch around the outer edges and you are all done.

Next is the pencil case size.

To make the pencil case shape, I stitched some fabrics together to create the 5x7" piece.

I ironed it flat and then ironed it onto a fabric stabilizer before die cutting. (The strips are cut about 2" wide each and are sewn together by putting the right sides of the fabric together and machine stitching in about 1/4". You'll end up with five 1 1/2" wide strips when they are sewn together.)  After you run it through the die cutter, you'll hand sew the zipper to one side at the top using the holes as your guideline. Then unzip the zipper, fold the bag in the half the long way and sew the other side of the zipper on to the other side of the top. Then stitch up the sides of the bag tucking the ends of the zipper in. (I apologize, this pic was taken before I ironed the materials. You'll want to iron them before you do the stabilizer and die cutting, so they are nice and flat!)

Last, I added a little piece of felt with a key ring to the right side of the pencil case before hand stitching the right side closed.

The last one, the smaller felt one, was actually the easiest and fastest to create. It's a gift card holder. Instead of adding a zipper behind the open space, I kept it open for a gift card to slide in. (Pretend the polka dot fabric is a pretty gift card. Ha.)

To make this, I die cut the 5x7" piece of Fresh Snow felt with the Coin Purse die. Then folded it in half the short way and die cut the hole out where the zipper might go. But instead of using a zipper, I left it open for a gift card to slide in! Hand stitch around the zipper opening first, then hand stitch the front and back together on the sides and bottom.

To hold the little flap down at the top, I added a stick pin and tucked the sharp end down under the felt. I used the Seasonal Stitches: Birds dies to create leaves from felt (it's actually a bird wing, but I think it works nice as a leaf too). Then I rolled up a piece of fabric and hot glued it on as a flower.

The tag is cut with Tremendous Tags and stamped with Birthday Classics: April. And that's it! Hope you've enjoyed these!

Coin Purses and Happy Spring Gift Card Holder:
STAMPS: Birthday Classics: April
INK: Aqua Mist
PAPER: Aqua Mist
DIES: Coin Purse dies, Seasonal Stitching dies, Tremendous Tags dies
OTHER: fabric and zippers from Hobby Lobby, floss, clasps and Heat-n-Bond from Walmart, Aqua Mist felt by PTI., pin from craft supply/floral department, gem - unknown.
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Visit the rest of the PTI team to see more with these products:
Melissa Phillips
Nichole Heady

25 comments:

Jill Norwood said...

Wow!!!! Love your sweet coin purses and gift card holder!!! The fabrics you used are wonderful! And I like the versatility of the die and the different types of purses you were able to make!! What a fantastic post!!!! Love these so much!!!!

Kathy Humphrey said...

Oh my goodness, these are just awesome Danielle!!! I love your color choices...I had my eye on a similar script material wondering how I could use it...gorgeous work!!

Annheidel said...

These are so cute! I love the fabrics you chose.

Betty said...

the colors you chose are fantastic - love all your designs!

Pat said...

Danielle, since you are a quilter, how durable do you think these little hand-sewn purses are? Thanks!

maria f. said...

Wow - eye candy.

Heather Jensen said...

These are absolutely beautiful! I love what you have done with them. Thanks so much for the step by step tutorial. :)

Crestajune said...

Absolutely beautiful, Danielle! You made me want to buy this die set! ;) Have a fantastic day!

Tegan said...

Oh my gosh! These are so stinkin' stinkin' stinkin' cute! I think I **need** this die!

Grace said...

Amazing . Love all the projects. Love the fabric you used.
Can't wait to try this die

Diana K said...

You have such good taste! Great fabrics and colour palette. Love this.

Elizabeth S. said...

Love these! Your fabrics are so pretty. Love all the different possibilities.

jintyoo7 said...

Oh my, Danielle - beautiful, just beautiful - LOVE the fabulous fabrics you chose. BTW I think you may have "coined" - no pun intended a new phrase "Fresh Vintage" - brilliant ;oP

Melissa said...

ohhhhhh I have to say I work at HL and you picked out some of the best patterns and hmmmm maybe I need to use my employee discount, Just sayin' :)

So cute what you did.

Alyssa S said...

Fantabulous!! You are one very talented lady!! These are just beautiful :)

Maggie Massey said...

Oh, Dani! These are absolutely gorgeous!!! The zippers are perfect, the fabrics are perfect, the designs are perfect! I think I need this die set...beautiful, beautiful work...

Lisa Petrella said...

Your little purses are awesome, Danielle! Gorgeous fabric choices!!

Tere Azua said...

You are amazingly talented!
Love our fabric choices, now I feel the need to go to HL and get me some of the same fabric.
Thank you so very much for giving these beautiful ideas and tips.

The Apple Crate said...

So cute! I especially love the pencil case with the different fabrics sewn together!

Patt H. said...

Awesome projects. Love all the cute fabrics used. Such great gifty ideas!!

jeannine said...

Fabulous purses! I love the one with the strips sewn together! Such a great set if dies to have to make endless projects! TFS!

Jessie said...

Just awesome Danielle!! I love the idea of sewing a few of the patterns together! The projects with these dies are endless!

Kari V. said...

Amazing coin purses! I love the materials you used and now I am completely inspired! Need to make these for sure. :)

Kelly S. said...

All I can say is WOW! These are amazing...they belong in a fancy boutique! Love how you sewed the different patterns together and added the lovely embellishments like the stick pin!

Shelley Haganman said...

Gorgeous! I love the idea of using your dies on fabric!