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.
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: a free tutorial from Alaska Knit Nat
- 2, 6×8-inch pieces of oilcloth
- one long, nylon zipper (9 inches or longer makes it easier)
- Sewing machine with a zipper foot
- chopstick (optional)