Saturday, August 9, 2014

Here Kitty Kitty Coin Purse

Part of the fun of joining Stitched in Color's Purge-Along was finding things hidden under the mess in my closet that I had purchased for projects, and I discovered purse frames and fabric I had intended for purses. Since my youngest granddaughter turned 11 today, I decided yesterday to make her a coin purse to contain the cash we gave her. I followed the tutorial posted by Bethany on Sweet Bee Buzzings blog and it all went together in about 2 hours.

I made a little card with scrapbooking paper

The "wrapping" was a decorative take-out box I got at Hobby Lobby

The purse frame was a purchase from Etsy

The outer fabric was Michael Miller's Here Kitty Kitty

The inner fabric is from In The Beginning Fabrics

My impromptu decision meant that I didn't have everything recommended for the best results. I didn't have fusible fleece and used a piece of felt instead, and the extra thickness made sewing and turning a bit difficult. I had foam glue instead of fabric glue, but it seemed to hold well. Bethany's instructions and photos were great. I was clueless about purse-making, and I will definitely use her tutorial again.

My granddaughter was very happy with both the purse and the cash. I also made cupcakes for her, and those will be on another post.

the Purge


  1. How cute! My daughter loves cats. I might have to try making one some time.

  2. Hello Linda! I've come over to have a look at your delightful blog! That little purse is so cute... I bet your Granddaughter just loved it!!

    1. Awwww that's sweet Christine, thanks! She did love it, especially the cash. ;)

  3. Ohhh my granddaughter loves cats, purses and cash too....hahah. This is adorable Linda!

  4. This is so cute! Another great way to use scraps!!