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Make Your Own Coin Purse!

pancake coin purse pattern

As promised, you can now make your own Look Around coin purse using my new cut and sew patterns. They’re all available on demand from Spoonflower, and each one fits on a swatch so they’ll only cost you $5 (plus shipping and a zip, thread, your time etc.).

coin purse

My mum, who sews up all the purses for my shop, has helped me write a guide and tips to making the purses. They’re fairly easy to sew up, as long as you’re confident about inserting zips. Let me know if you have a go!

look around coin purses

Check out all my cut and sew patterns on Spoonflower or buy a finished purse in my shop. And if you’d like to have a look before you buy, there are a few at Hannah Zakari over in Edinburgh.


Hello! I’m Marceline Smith, the designer and owner of Asking For Trouble. I create illustrated stationery, accessories and gifts using my cute characters inspired by Japanese kawaii. This is my business and personal blog where I write about my creative doings, inspirations, travels, Japan trips and daily life. Read more »

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