Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Hexagon Coin Purse: A tutorial




I am using a 5" half hexi template to cut my pieces.

Cut
4- main fabric
4- lining fabric
4- 1.5" squares
1- 3"x4" rectangle
1- 5" zipper
1- D ring

Make the D-Ring handle
~Take the 3"x4" rectangle and fold in half on the short side wrong side out. Stitch down the 4" side. Flip right side out. Place on D- Ring and fold in half. Sew together with an 1/8". This will make it easier to place in the pouch.
3"x4" rectangle

Fold in half on the short side wrong side out.

Turn right side out.

Thread through D-Ring and sew together.


Make the Zipper
~Make two marks on your zipper 3.5" apart.
~Place one 1.5" sq right side up, lay the tail end of the zipper(right side up) on top of square lined up with your zipper mark on the outside.
~Place second 1.5" sq right side down lined up with the first square. Sew a 1/4" seam.
~Trim zipper back to seam allowance.
~Fold back squares so they both show right side out on top and bottom and top stitch.
~Open zipper back to fabric.
~While pinching the two halves of the zipper together make another 1.5" square sandwich. Right sides together lined up with the mark on your zipper and so it will fold out or away from the zipper.
~Trim zipper back to fabric. Fold squares back and top stitch.
Notice the tiny marks at 0 and 3.5 inches.

Place one 1.5" sq right side up, lay the tail end of the zipper(right side up) on top of square lined up with your zipper mark on the outside edge.


Place second 1.5" sq right side down lined up with the first square. Sew a 1/4" seam.

Trim zipper back to seam allowance.Fold back squares so they both show right side out on top and bottom and top stitch.

Trimmed Zipper.


Open zipper back to fabric.

While pinching the two halves of the zipper together make another 1.5" square sandwich. Right sides together lined up with the mark on your zipper and so it will fold out or away from the zipper.Trim zipper back to fabric. Fold squares back and top stitch.


Finished Zipper Preparation


Make the Top
~Sew two lining fabric right side together along the longest side making the hexagon shape. Press open
~Sew two main fabric pieces right sides together. Press Open
~Fold zipper in half and make a small center mark on each side. Mark the centers on the bottom or wrong sides of the main and lining fabric half pieces.
~Lay lining fabric wrong side up and place the zipper bottom side down, lining up the center marks. ~Now lay main fabric right side down on top of zipper, lining up center mark. Pin or not but make sure the three pieces are lined up nicely. Sew a 1/4" seam or use a zipper foot for a closer seam. Moving the zipper out of the way as needed.
~Finger press or iron the fabric open.
~Repeat on the other side of the zipper.
~Top stitch around the zipper along the fabric.
Sew two lining fabric right side together along the longest side making the hexagon shape. Press openSew two main fabric pieces right sides together. Press Open

Fold zipper in half and make a small center mark on each side. Mark the centers on the bottom or wrong sides of the main and lining fabric half pieces.Lay lining fabric wrong side up and place the zipper bottom side down, lining up the center marks.

Now lay main fabric right side down on top of zipper, lining up center mark. Pin or not but make sure the three pieces are lined up nicely. Sew a 1/4" seam or use a zipper foot for a closer seam. Moving the zipper out of the way as needed.

Finger press or iron the fabric open.

Repeat on the other side of the zipper.

View of the bottom



Top stitch around the zipper along the fabric. Moving zipper as needed.



Make the Bottom and Finish
~Make sure zipper is open
~Place the two bottom hexagons wrong sides together nesting the seams.
~Place outside fabric down on top of zipper, right sides facing, and center over seam and centering corners.
~Place a couple pins so the fabric won't shift. Insert Handle and pin in place.
~Sew a 1/4" all around the edge. Trim excess fabric and clip corners.
~Flip right side out and admire!
Place the two bottom hexagons wrong sides together nesting the seams.

Place outside fabric down on top of zipper, right sides facing, and center over seam and centering corners.
Place a couple pins so the fabric won't shift. Insert Handle and pin in place. 

Sew a 1/4" all around the edge.


Trim excess fabric and clip corners.

Flip right side out and admire!

View from the back.
Now make them in every color!


I hope you all enjoyed this little tutorial for making a Hexagon Coin Purse. I have been making these as little present to give out to the wonderful people in our lives. I live in the city so I walk my kiddo to school. We have 2 major intersections that we cross and so two wonderful crossing guards. The kiddos got to give each one a Hexi purse. Of course the teachers got one.
I keep running out of zippers, be careful these are really fun to make so just buy 20 zippers to start!

As Always,
Augustsnow

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