How to Make a Triangle Coin Purse Sewing Tutorial

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In this post, you’re going to learn how to make a Triangle Coin Purse Sewing Tutorial. This simple sewing project is great for beginners and will ultimately give you a great way to hold onto and store your change. If you’re ready to learn how to make your own coin purse, you’re going to love how simple and easy this one is to do.

How To Make A Triangle Coin Purse Sewing Tutorial

This coin purse is so simple, you’d be crazy not to make it. Why keep losing change when you can easily make your own solution and the perfect place to store it? The great thing about making this coin purse is that you can change up the fabric as well. Just when you thought that you wouldn’t ever have a place for your change, along comes this simple sewing tutorial.

Supplies Needed To Make This Triangle Coin Purse Sewing Tutorial

supplies to make coin purse

How To Make A Triangle Coin Purse Sewing Tutorial

sewing the stitches on the purse

As with any sewing project, I always like to start by washing, drying, and ironing my fabric. This acts as a preshrink so my stitches don’t pull out in the wash and the fabric is nice and soft. It is easier to make precise cuts when it is pressed. Once you have done that, it’s time to start making this triangle coin purse. Take your main fabric piece and attach it to the batting by quilting in any pattern you like. I did horizontal lines, which I marked first with a chalk pencil. 

pinning the fabrics together

Place main piece right side up, and line up the outer edge of the zipper, the wrong side up on the short side of the main piece. Then, place the lining piece (the green in this case) on top, the wrong side down. Clip or pin together to hold it in place. The brighter liner color will make it easier to see into our coin purse.

sewing on the pinned edges

Now it’s time to start sewing this Triangle Coin Purse! Using a zipper foot and a 1/4” seam allowance, sew the pieces together.

stitching on the edges

Turn everything upside down so the main piece and zipper are right sides facing up and the liner is underneath. Topstitch the main piece onto the zipper to secure it.

folding the fabric over for Triangle Coin Purse Sewing Tutorial

Fold the main piece in half, right sides together, so it’s even with the edge of the zipper. Do the same with the lining fabric, so it is laying on top of the zipper. We are about halfway through this how to make a triangle coin purse sewing tutorial!

sewing on the zipper on coin purse

Clip or pin together. Using a zipper foot, sew the pieces together using about a 1/4″ seam allowance. Take your time and don’t rush and you’ll be fine.

completing the zipper

Turn your piece right side out and unzip. This triangle coin purse is really starting to come together! So cute!

sewing the fabrics for Triangle Coin Purse

Next, you’re going to topstitch along the zipper on the lining side this time like you did in the previous sewing step. Because the area you are working with is smaller here, go slow and steady and maneuver like the power seamstress you are!

sewing across the edges of the Triangle Coin Purse

Switch your zipper foot back out to your standard sewing foot. Zip your Triangle Coin Purse closed and turn it inside out, so your lining is showing with the right side facing out. Flatten your piece with your zipper in the middle, positioned horizontally. Clip or pin together the excess zipper and sew.

adding the zipper to the Triangle Coin Purse Sewing Tutorial
clipping the edges of the Triangle Coin Purse

Unzip your zipper halfway. With your right thumb and pointer finger, pinch the rectangle closed with the zipper towards one of the edges. The opening of your Triangle Coin Purse Open should be on the bottom (see photo.) Clip or pin closed.   

sewing the inside of the Triangle Coin Purse

Sew along the edge using a regular sewing stitch with a 3/8” seam allowance. This will close the opening.

trim off excess zipper from Triangle Coin Purse

Lastly on this how to make a triangle coin purse sewing tutorial, take your scissors and trim off the excess zipper. Turn it right side out and you are finished!

Finished Triangle Coin Purse

Now you have a super cute way to keep track of all your loose change. We hope you enjoyed this how to make a Triangle Coin Purse Sewing Tutorial! This little coin purse is sure to get lots of attention with it’s unique design and colors. You can also use this little coin purse for different small items as well. It can be a great way to keep track of items when you’re not quite certain where else to put them in your bag.

You can also use this triangle coin purse as a great gift idea for friends as well. Since this is homemade and unique in shape, why not give this to family and friends so that they can enjoy using it, too. I made some for my kids to put their little allowance money in and they love it.

Can you wash this triangle coin purse?

You can but you’re going to want to be careful with it. And more than likely, you’ll be washing it if you’re storing small items or chapsticks and lipsticks in it. You can easily turn it inside out so that it does well in the washer and I’d even consider washing it on delicate as well.

When it comes to drying it, I’d lay it out flat to dry and let it dry naturally. Putting it in the dryer might cause the zipper part to rip or cause other issues to the fabric.

How To Make A Triangle Coin Purse Sewing Tutorial

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How to Make a Triangle Coin Purse Sewing Tutorial

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Tired of loose coins in the bottom of your bag? Learn How to Make a Triangle Coin Purse with this easy sewing tutorial! You'll have a super cute little purse you can use for all kinds of things!

Active Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour
Difficulty Easy
Estimated Cost 3.00

Instructions

  1. Attach the main fabric piece to the batting by quilting in any pattern you like.
  2. Place main piece right side up, line up the outer edge of the zipper, wrong side down, on the short side of the main piece. Place the lining piece on top, wrong side down. Clip or pin together.
  3. Using a zipper foot and a 1/4” seam allowance, sew pieces together.
  4. Turn everything upside down, so the main piece and zipper are right sides facing up and the liner is underneath.
  5. Topstitch the main piece onto the zipper.
  6. Fold the main piece in half, right sides together, so it’s even with the edge of the zipper. Do the same with the lining fabric, so it is laying on top of zipper.
  7. Clip or pin together and using a zipper foot and a 1/4” seam allowance, sew pieces together.
  8. Turn your piece right side out and unzip.
  9. You’re going to topstitch along the zipper on the lining side this time like you did in Step 5.
  10. Replace your zipper foot to your standard sewing foot. Zip your Triangle Coin Purse closed and turn it inside out, so your lining is showing with the right side facing out.
  11. Flatten your piece with your zipper in the middle, positioned horizontally.
  12. Clip or pin together and the excess zipper and sew.
  13. Unzip your zipper halfway and with your right thumb and pointer finger, pinch it closed. The opening of your Triangle Coin Purse Open should be on the bottom (see photo.) Clip or pin closed.
  14. Sew along the edge using a regular sewing stitch. Using a 3/8”” seam allowance, opening closed.
  15. Trim the sewn edge.
  16. Turn right side out and enjoy!

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