Feed The Animal Coin Purses Pattern

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Ever feel like something is eating up all your money? You’re right! Let these supercute coin purses gobble up your change, cash, and credit cards. Choose from a mischievous menagerie of money-eating friends, including a monkey, cat, and dog. They're so irresistible you can't make just one!

What You'll Need

  • Quilting cotton, linen, or other lightweight woven fabrics cut to the following dimensions:
  • 10" x 16" piece of fabric A (outside of coin purse, including face and ears)
  • 10" x 16" piece of fabric B (lining)
  • 3" x 6" piece for the monkey eye mask
  • 3 1/2" square for the dog eye patch
  • 2" square for the eyes for all animals
  • 3" x 4" scrap of felt for the zipper pull
  • 10" x 16" piece of lightweight quilt batting
  • 8" x 7" piece of double-sided fusible web such as Steam-a-Seam for appliqué
  • Coordinating thread for appliqué and coin purse
  • 7" zipper
  • Two 5⁄8" buttons for eyes (Try two different buttons for fun!)
  • Two 3⁄8" to 1/2" buttons (Optional: if you want to stack buttons for the eyes, make sure all four buttons are all 2- or 4-hole to make stacking and sewing easier.)
  • Embroidery floss for stitched nose on all animals and for cat whiskers


In the first version of this pattern, there was one minor error. In the gray-boxed section with the heading “Pattern Symbol Key,” the text said that all seams are 1/2". This should have said 3/8". This will not affect your use of the pattern as the seam lines on the pattern pieces are correctly located at 3/8".