The Boxy Citron Coin Purse by A Quaint Stitch-Pattern Review
This little coin purse would be a perfect quick sew for the intermediate seamstress. I say intermediate, because I found it to be kind of tricky. My first one was not quite "boxy" and even on my second try I clipped my corners too close before I turned the purse out and had to do some tweaking to make it look "finished".
Of course, I am not the type of person that likes "little" projects. They tend to be hard to maneuver while sewing and still take quite a bit of time to sew. However, these little purses are very cute and it gave me great satisfaction to sew them up for a couple of dear friends of mine.
1. Take your time and read-read-read each detail of the instructions.
2. If there is a video tutorial available...find it.
3. Do take the time to cut your interfacing smaller than the actual pieces (as they recommend). Little projects like this can become bulky very quickly on the corners. My corners are not that great and could be improved on, but I tried to save time by not cutting out my woven interfacing (SF101) from the pattern
4. Tiny projects should always be sewn in batches, especially if you are wanting to sell them. Otherwise you will not make enough per hour. These purses are going anywhere from $8.00 to 15.00 on Etsy. I would price mine around $12.00.
So, in conclusion, I am already thinking about Christmas gifts for my daughter's friends using this little coin purse. I told my girls that they could each go through my fabric and THEY can cut out a purse for me for each of their friends in a fabric of their choosing. This will save me time and that way they are participating in making their friend's gifts. (And I HATE cutting! LOL!)
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(This is an honest review of this pattern and I did not receive any payment for my opinion.)