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Oilcloth Coin Purse — A free tutorial

Every time I travel to Mexico I can’t resist buying a meter or two of brightly colored oilcloth. You see it everywhere down there, mostly as cheerful tablecloths. I use it for just about everything. I cover cans with it, I reupholstered my dining chairs and I love to use it for coin purses.

Oilcloth Coin Purse | An easy tutorial from Alaskaknitnat.com

I have a simple pattern for my coin purses. You could use any fabric you like, but since the oilcloth is so thick I don’t have to use any stabilizer. That cuts down on project time, which is good because I have a really short attention span for sewing.

Oilcloth Coin Purse | An easy tutorial from Alaskaknitnat.com

Oilcloth coin purse: a free tutorial from Alaska Knit Nat

Oilcloth Coin Purse | An easy tutorial from Alaskaknitnat.com

Materials:

  • 2, 6×8-inch pieces of oilcloth
  • one long, nylon zipper (9 inches or longer makes it easier)
  • Scissors
  • Sewing machine with a zipper foot
  • chopstick (optional)

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