While you certainly don't need to make this coin purse pattern from leather –you can use vinyl or almost any fabric– it makes a good first project for those who have never sewn with leather before. This tutorial is especially for those of you who are taking the challenge to learn more about sewing with leather. I think it will be a great addition to our skills. Leather is a great material to use to make more attractive gifts as well as items that would be a terrific additions to a market stall. Key Features: Small enough to hang on the outside of the purse or handbag. Big enough for some coins, a couple of credit cards and a lipstick. Can be used as a Christmas Tree decoration. Good gift, with or without money inside.. Can be made with a normal sewing machine.
Materials leather, 1 to 2 ounces average, can use vinyl or fabric 13″ x 8 1/2″. (See recommendations below.) one rectangle of quilting fabric 17″ x 8 1/2″ for the lining and strap two rectangles of quilting fabric 5″ x 1″ water based leather glue. I used Leather Weld. 5″ zipper polyester thread for leather (Do not use cotton.) 1/4″ double sided tape one tassel (optional)
Check the free pattern and tutorial here: http://so-sew-easy.com/stela-coin-purse-pattern-tutorial/