Coin Purses and Plaid

Coin Purses and Plaid

I made some of my recent nuno felt pieces into coin purses. If you saw my last blog post, you might recognise this first one from the photo where it was just two cut out pieces:

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAThis is how the back looks:

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAThe other piece/purse which was in the photo sold, so I can’t show you that one. I usually add one extra piece to make two sections in my coin purses, but occasionally add another to make 3 sections like I did with this one:

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAThis is how it looks closed:

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAI can’t remember if I ever showed this next purse after I sewed it up. You might remember it started out as a nuno ‘sample’ – I usually make them big enough to turn into coin purses if I like the way the fabric felts:

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAAnd I showed it cut out too:

blue green nunoI did sew it up at the end of last year, but I didn’t have the right button. I finally added the button to it:

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAAnother purse I made used the plaid border of a scarf:

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAAnd sticking with the plaid theme, I made another plaid inspired piece of felt (because I liked a previous one so much) and made it into a small notebook cover. This is the front:

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAAnd this is the back:


27 thoughts on “Coin Purses and Plaid

    1. Thanks, Judith πŸ™‚
      Yeah, nuno really makes a difference, I’ve been using my purse for years, it’s always in the bottom of my bag and hasn’t pilled at all.

  1. All so beautiful. I think I will try adding more fabric to my little cell phone bag. I like the idea of no pilling. Thanks for sharing,.

    1. Thanks, Josie πŸ™‚
      I have a little camera bag made from offcuts, the nuno parts haven’t pilled even where the bag sits at my hip (the rest is a bit bobbly, though!)

  2. Loving the coin purses, Zed! You’ve inspired me to make one with the leftover felt I have from a notebook. And just in time too, as my current purse seems to be falling apart.

    PS – We need to catch up! It’s been too long πŸ™‚

    1. Thanks, Leonor πŸ™‚
      Show us when you’ve made it, and yeah it has been too long since our last catch up πŸ™‚

    1. Thanks, Ruth πŸ™‚
      It was very hot, 28C outside, and we were under a glass roof! People were nice though, I sold a few things, paid for the stall, but nowhere near covered other costs. I did get a lift home though, which was nice!

  3. Nice variety of the pretty coin purses. Each so unique. I hope the show went well.

    1. Thanks, Marilyn πŸ™‚
      It wasn’t too bad, lots of nice compliments and pleasant people.

  4. All your items shown above are beautiful Zed! And I like the way you put sections in your purses.

    You mentioned the ‘sold’ word – how did things work out?

    1. Thanks, Lyn πŸ™‚
      It was ok, we had competition from the tour of the building and a choir, two very pink pieces I made got lots of attention, and one sold!

    1. Thanks, Ann πŸ™‚
      I could do with 3 sections in mine, or maybe I should clear the receipts occasionally!

    1. Thanks Teri πŸ™‚
      I probably shouldn’t use the word ‘sample’ I don’t think I use it the same way others do, and I don’t want to give the impression I make these from scraps. I make all the pieces with the intention of making purses from them, I use ‘sample’ to give an idea of the size, because a lot of people tend to think nuno has to be a huge wrap or scarf.

  5. For some reason, dated print fabrics look better when Nuno felt! Maybe the wool lends a “cool” dimension to the prints… Love how they all turned out with superb finishing touch! Brilliant!

    1. Thanks, Fleur πŸ™‚
      I’d agree with you about 99 times out of 100, a lot of the silk scarves I have definitely look better than I expect. The biggest exception was some pink, crimplene fabric I ruched and nuno felted, even afterwards, it still looked like I’d used my Nan’s dressing gown to make a book cover!:

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