How it’s Made Monday—Coin Purse/Point ‘n Shoot Camera Case

Monday, August 27, 2012

Today I wanted to show how I go about making my coin purses from start to finish, for my ‘How it’s Made Monday’ post. When I originally created the pattern for this coin purse, I made it big enough to carry cash money, credit cards, and loose change. But one day I received an email from a women who purchased one of these coin purses from me and she realized that this case is the perfect size for a point ‘n shoot camera as well! I was so excited about that. I even tested it out on my Sony—and she was right! So from now on I’m going to advertise this case as a multi-purpose mini case. I love anything with the word ‘mini’ in it, LOL. Anyway, let’s get this crafty party started! Here’s how I make it:

First I cut my outer fabric, lining, interfacing, and padding. 

Next I search for the perfect color zipper and piping to match the case. 

…this looks great.
Next I gather the main fabric and fusible interfacing and press them together. I love to use fusible interfacing because it makes the pouch much sturdier and clean looking. 

Once that is done, I grab the lining and press it—removing any and all wrinkles. 
Next, I whip stitch my zipper. 

Once I’ve whip stitched my zipper, I grab my felt interfacing and sew it the main fabric, then also sew the piping to only one side of the main fabric like so: 

Now I can apply the zipper…
Sew on the lining, with right sides facing each other. 
…repeat on the opposite side. 
Now, this is an important step: Edge stitch and open your zipper. 
Then you can take the lining and pin right sides facing each other, and do the same with the outer part of the case. 
Sew all the way around, and cut off excess. 
Next make a small opening at the bottom of the lining and turn inside out. Once it’s turned inside out sew the opening at the bottom.

Then it’s complete!

See…it fits my camera! So cute. 
Thank you for stopping by and I hope you enjoyed this Monday post :-D This case and a few more like it will be for sale in my shop very soon! 


  1. Wow!!! that's amazing!!! I thought that was impossible for me to make until I saw the detailed instructions (pics help a lot!) :)

  2. Omg! I loved this post :) Very, very cute!

    ♥ Naomi {Starry Eyes + Coffee Cups}

  3. So cute! Thanks for sharing!!

  4. Awesome DIY! (and I love the fabric you used!)
    xo Mandy

    1. Thank you for the kind words! & thanks for stopping by Mandy! I love your blog :-D


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