Tuesday, January 20, 2015

How to make Emoji Coin purses - Valentine's day special

In this smartphone world, everyone uses emoji's in their conversation to express their mood whether it is a love <3 or a smile :) or an angry face :@. I personally love to use emojis in my conversations and getting so used to that makes me feel the plain(without emoji's) conversations little odd .(Hi5! If you also feel the same:P). So I decided to make this valentine's day post inspired by the love emoji's. By this time you would guessed it from the title and yes it is Emoji Coin purses.Lets see how to make it.Ready?

crafts using emojis - DIY emoji coin purses

Materials Required :
Solid yellow cotton fabric (A fat quarter is sufficient for four coin purses)
Red printed cotton fabric (A fat quarter is sufficient for four coin purses)
Interfacing (A fat quarter is sufficient for four coin purses)
Zipper or snap fastener or Velcro
Fabric markers
Sewing machine or fabric glue
Fabric scissors
Anything round to use as a template(I used a jar lid which is about 4.5")
Marker for tracing

Step 1: Use the template and cut 6 pieces of circles (2-yellow, 2-red print & 2-interfacing).Iron the interfacing with the yellow circles.

Step 2:Take one set of the circle pieces (1 yellow with interfacing and 1 red piece) and cut it in half with fabric scissors.

Step 3: Now take one set of half circles. Place the red half circle right side up,then zipper right side up and yellow circle with interfacing wrong side up so that all the pieces align along the zipper edge. Make a stitch with 1/4" seam allowance.(I used 1/4" seam allowance because the zipper I am using is 1" wide and if we use two 1/4" seam allowance we are subtracting 1/2" but adding 1/2" in the middle of the zipper, so the math will work perfectly.)

Step 4: Repeat the same with another set of half circles.

Step 5: Make a top stitch 1/8" away from the edge and keep the zipper half opened.

Step 6: Place another set of circles with yellow circles facing each other.Make a stitch all around with 1/4" seam allowance.

Step 7: Trim the seam allowance to reduce the bulk and also trim the zipper.Use the zipper opening and turn inside out.

Step 8:To secure the zipper, use a needle and thread and make a couple of stitches at the edge. I used a studded trim from my stash to secure the zipper. I thought this eliminates a step and also adds a cuteness the purse.(What do you think of this idea ??)

Step 9: Take your fabric markers and draw your favorite emoji that your valentine would love to receive as a gift.I used Heart eyes emoji, here.

Alternate Version :
Instead of zipper , you can also use snap fasteners, buttons or velcro to make this purse. The only modifications would be you have to cut the circles into two parts which slightly overlaps one another and also the top flap should cover the bottom part.To do this, trace the template onto a piece of paper and make two paper template. Draw the bottom part first , add 1/4" seam allowance and cut it. place that pattern above another paper template and mark the corners where it needs to be overlapped (May be 1/4")and connect it by drawing a curve.This serves as a top flap template.Cut it with 1/4" seam allowance.Here is how the pieces look.

Step 1: With right sides facing each other, make a stitch with 1/4" seam allowance and turn it around and make a top stitch.Do this for the bottom part and top flap.

Step 2: Mark and sew the fasteners, whichever you prefer.I tried with velcro and snap fasteners.

Step 3: Place the set of full circles with yellow circle facing right side up,then top flap with right side facing right side of the yellow full circle and then the bottom part with sides overlapping the top part.(as shown).Make a stitch all around the circle with 1/4" seam allowance and turn inside out.Draw your favorite emoji with fabric markers.Voila ! Your Emoji coin purse is now ready to express your love <3.

Do you like these Emoji coin purse?How will you feel if you receive this as your valentine's day gift? Is there any favorite emoji that you use often?Feel free to share them in the comments below.As always I will be happy to hear from you.

This post is a part of Spring Craft Blog Hop 2015.Be sure to check that and link up your DIYs & crafts which are valentines day, President's Day or Mardi Gras.


  1. These are so adorable! Especially the one with the heart eyes.

  2. What a cute idea! I can see the teenage girls loving this project. :)

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  3. That is adorable!!! Might make some of these for gifts!! #SCBH2015

  4. What a cute idea! Thanks for sharing!

  5. Cute! I might need to try it with hot glue, I'm not much of a seamstress ;)

  6. Awww..such a cute idea. I am the same. Messages without emojis look rude to me :D

  7. How adorable are these?! What a great idea.

  8. Oh, these are so cute, Sahana! Thanks so much for linking up with us over at the #HomeMattersParty - we hope to see you again next week!

  9. What a super cute idea! Thanks for linking up to last week's Bloggers Brags Pinterest Party. I've pinned your post to the Bloggers Brags Pinterest Board.

  10. so neat! best tute I have seen for a zipper too so bonus! these are adorable little emoji coin purses and with the three options this tute is great for all craft/sewing levels too! awesome! Thanks for sharing with Snickerdoodle Sunday!

  11. Such a great idea! Nice tutorial on the zipper!! Thanks for linking up with the Creative Spark Link Party!

  12. Hello cute lady! I’m loving it. Pinned and tweeted. Thank you so much for partying with us. I hope to see you tonight at 7 pm. We love to party with you! Happy Monday! Lou Lou Girls

  13. So very cute, Sahana!!! Good idea to add the alternate closure.

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