Embroider a DIY coin purse
Carry tropical vibes with you wherever you go with Mollie Johanson’s botanical DIY coin purse embroidered in Roumanian stitch.
DIY Coin purse
Embroidering the leaves
Trace the leaf layout from the template onto the linen fabric.
Embroider the small leaves with bright green stranded cotton and detached chain stitch.
For the large tropical leaves use deep green stranded cotton and chain stitch.
Use medium green and roumanian stitch for the remaining leaves. Vary the leaf sizes by stitching closer or further away from the line.
Making the purse
Using the template, cut out one piece around the embroidery for the coin purse front, one plain linen piece for the coin purse back and two pieces from the lining fabric for the lining.
Measure and mark each side 5cm (2in) down from the top straight edge. With right sides (RS) together, sew around the bottom of the linen pieces and the lining pieces, starting and ending at the markings.
Turn the lining RS out.
Insert the lining into the linen piece and pin the top edges together with RS facing.
Snip into the seam allowance of the lining to make it easier to sew the edges close to the first seams.
Sew across the top of the front pieces and then repeat for the back pieces, leaving a 5cm (2in) turning gap.
Turn the coin purse RS out and slip stitch the turning gap closed.
Push the top edges of the coin purse into the snap frame. Tack the purse to the frame with a large whip stitch.
Stitch through the purse and the frame with running stitch, then go back and fill in the gaps as shown in the photo.
Repeat on the other side of the frame, then remove the tacking stitches.