Updated: Dec 7, 2022
Step by Step Instructions on how to make your own kisslock coin purse--follow along for some fun.
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In this tutorial you will learn:
How to measure
How to sew the kisslock onto your fabric
How to sew the two pieces together
These are great gifts and very easy to make. I purchased most everything from Amazon. The kisslocks come in a variety of styles and sizes. The picture above is 3.3" metal arch frame with a many colorys and the one we are going to make together is slightly smaller (3.1"). I love the two colors and how it curves.
Amazon has an amazing assortment of Halloween Vegan Faux Leather that comes in sets of 8-12 different designs.
This Orange/Purple design came with 11 other really fun prints including one above.
One 8.3" x 6.3"sheet will make this cute kisslock coin purse. Finished size is 4.5" wide x 4" tall not counting the metal frame and kiss lock. It is a perfect size to fit in your purse or pocket.
So, let's get started.
Unfold--it should look something like this one. It is one piece--much like when we were kids cutting snowflakes out of paper.
Place your kisslock frame at the top of one side. You may need to trim some off so the fabric slide easily into one side of the frame. Baste stitch the fabric to the frame starting in the middle and working down one side--then do the next half--no need to cut your thread--dont worry if it looks sloppy, you will cutting off the basting thread once you hand sew the frame to your fabric.
Repeat the process for the other side.
Now you can zigzag both sides together--I use a more decorative stitch but if you dont have it a zigzag will work just fine.
It does take some practice and patience but once you get the hang of where you need to insert your needle--it is fun and relaxing.
When I first started doing these over a year ago--I hated it and put it away for almost a year. I don't know about you but if I hate something, I need some space from the project for awhile.
I re-visited my projects that I had started--redid some and actually like some. Everything is a process for me.
So, if your first one doesn't turn out like you wanted--message me--I have learned some tricks along the way.