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Feed the animals coin purses

Straight Stitch Society

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Ever feel like something is eating up all your money? You’re right! Let these supercute coin purses gobble up your change, cash, and credit cards. Choose from a mischievous menagerie of money-eating friends, including a monkey, cat, and dog. They’re so irresistible you can’t make just one!

What You’ll Need

Quilting cotton, linen, or other lightweight woven fabrics cut to the following dimensions:

  • 10″ x 16″ piece of fabric A (outside of coin purse, including face and ears)
  • 10″ x 16″ piece of fabric B (lining)
  • 3″ x 6″ piece for the monkey eye mask
  • 3 1/2″ square for the dog eye patch
  • 2″ square for the eyes for all animals

3″ x 4″ scrap of felt for the zipper pull

10″ x 16″ piece of lightweight quilt batting

8″ x 7″ piece of double-sided fusible web such as Steam-a-Seam for appliqué

Coordinating thread for appliqué and coin purse

7″ zipper

Two 5⁄8″ buttons for eyes (Try two different buttons for fun!)

Two 3⁄8″ to 1/2″ buttons (Optional: if you want to stack buttons for the eyes, make sure all four buttons are all 2- or 4-hole to make stacking and sewing easier.)

Embroidery floss for stitched nose on all animals and for cat whiskers

Finished Measurements

4″ h (excluding ears) x 4″ w (excluding ears) x 1 1/8″ d

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Additional information

Sewing level

Confident Beginner

Make time

Half a day

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