1 exterior piece cut 5" x 8"
1 lining piece cut 5" x 8"
Scrap piece of batting cut 4 1/2" x 7 1/2"
8" inch zipper or longer
basting spray (or pins)
*if you want a quilted coin purse, I'd cut all materials an inch wider all around. After you quilt it, cut it down to the correct measurements.
Sandwich your exterior and lining fabric with the batting. Lightly baste with the basting spray. (or pins)
Put zipper foot on machine.
Flip sandwich over so that exterior fabric is facing up and zipper pull is to the right.
Now fold over sandwich (lining is facing up again & so is zipper pull) making sure your fabric lines up on the sides. Sew along the zipper.
Change your foot ( I use my 1/4" foot)
Open up zipper & turn purse with exterior side up. Press lightly.
Top stitch on both sides.
Open your zipper about 3/4 the way. Bend over top about 1/2" or so....I eyeball this but you can measure. Sew down both sides using a 1/4" seam allowance and make sure you back stitch at beginning and end. You want to go over zipper several times to secure it.
*To ensure zipper pull is to the right on completed purse, make sure the zipper is closest to you and to the pull is to the right. Does that makes sense? You want it just like above photo.
Voilà! There you go!