snappy coin pouch

made this coin pouch based off an image i saw on pinterest. i’ve been wanting to make an origami pouch for the longest time ever since i was inspired by one of indigobird designs’ patterns. and this was it!

my attempt at fabric origami went surprisingly well. i found a japanese youtube video online showing how to make a similar pouch and i modified what i saw in the pictures to what i wanted (times like this, i wish i spoke or could read japanese!). i traced some paper and made a prototype out of some fabric in my stash i was trying to get rid of. the prototype was… interesting. aside from the terrible choice in color, the shape was a little off and the pocket was messy. the snap flap was also too short. but it gave me an idea for improvement and i got to practice installing more snaps, which is totally awesome by the way. i am now completely addicted to hammering metal notions onto my projects. not only does it add a professional touch to any project, hammering does wonders for stress release haha.

this squiggles pouch was my second attempt at the pattern. i adjusted my pattern pieces and was much more careful while sewing, and i even got the iron from a different room so i could add some interfacing. i reluctantly cut into this hand painted pastel squiggles fabric i painted the other day, and finally used some gorgeous blue sky fabric that was in my stash, but it was worth it. they go really well together, don’t you think?

i’m in love with this little coin pouch and immediately transferred all my school id stuff and money into it, so it has now become my go to pouch. the snap closure is very aesthetic, and i smile every time i see the inside because that origami look is awesome! here’s to all the positive feels you get when you make something you really love!! and maybe i will find the time soon to write a little tutorial to share 🙂


·    pattern: self-drafted
·    fabric: painted gray linen, quilting cotton from stash
·    notions: snaps from noodlehead
·    notes: made pocket piece 1/8" smaller than main piece to eliminate bulk

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