FREE PDF Purse Pattern – Mini Purses (Flat & Puffy)

November 18th, 2009
How are you all? Hope your week is going well. Holiday is just around the corner and I am releasing my new sewing pattern for making mini purses. I am also sending out my newsletter tomorrow and you will find out what Holiday offers Cotton & Cloud has 😉

Mini purse frames
Mini purse frames

The great thing about this pattern is that you can make lots of them from a piece of fat quarter fabrics. So you can turn your fabric remnants into cute little purses!

Another thing is that you can make TWO VERSIONS of the purses: flat and puffy styles. Surprisingly, puffy style is easier to make (well this is from my own experience).

Flat version
Flat version

Puffy version
Puffy version

The mechanics of these purses are very simple. The pattern has 5mm seam allowance. For the puffy version, you will first need to make two pleats. You will be joining both the interior and exterior pieces with the RS facing together to turn RS out so there are no visible raw edges at the joining of the purse frame (if you see what I mean?).

For this pattern, Mini Round Purse Frames are used.

For the interlinings, I used Vilene General Purpose Single-Sided Fusible (I LOVE this interlining because it’s so versatile – I use it literally for everything) and Vilene Fusible Fleece Single Sided: Light Loft (but this is optional – use it only if you want the purse to be a softer and puffier).

Fabrics used in the photo are some of my Japanese remnants as well as Kokka Ume fabrics from my shop.

The more the better.
The more the better.

The pattern can be downloaded from HERE or click the little thumbnail below (PDF file size: 1.5MB):

If you like the pattern, please re-tweet this post (you can click on the button near the title which says re-tweet). Hope you enjoy. Happy holiday crafting!

56 comments
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Linda 11/18/09 at 2:00 pm
They are so cute! Am I on your mailing list? If not please could I be. 🙂

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kyoko 11/18/09 at 5:31 pm
Hi Linda!

Thank you so much 😉
Just added you to the newsletter. You will be receiving one tomorrow!
x
Kyoko

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kyoko 11/18/09 at 5:40 pm
Yay!
Thanks Crafts Kids and Craftzine!
x
Kyoko

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Lorrie 11/18/09 at 4:26 pm
Oh, they are adorable, flat or puffy!

Lorrie

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kyoko 11/18/09 at 5:43 pm
Hi Lorrie,
Thank you! So happy to hear that you like both styles. 😀
x
Kyoko

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Pili 11/18/09 at 4:29 pm
Awww, they’re so totally cute!! I love the puffy version the most!

I hope the week is going great, Kyoko!

I can’t wait to read this week’s Furry Friday!

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kyoko 11/18/09 at 5:44 pm
Hi Pili!
hehe! Puffy style is like a baby calm aren’t they? 😀
The week is going well. The weather is horrific here tho!!! I bet you are looking forward to this weekend. Hope the weekend will come soon for all of us 😉
x
kyoko

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kyoko 11/19/09 at 6:27 pm
Yay!
Thank you SO much 😉 *hugs*
x
Kyoko

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Sita 11/19/09 at 3:06 am
Thank you for the pattern. I like the puffy best.

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kyoko 11/19/09 at 6:28 pm
Hi Sita,
Thank you ;D Me too. The puffy one is like little sea shells. Enjoy the pattern!
x
Kyoko

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Bernadette 11/19/09 at 9:33 am
these are so cute. always wanted to try this style of purse . thank you for the tutorial.

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kyoko 11/19/09 at 6:30 pm
Hi Bernadette,
Aw, thank you! Glad you like the pattern. Enjoy! 😉
x
Kyoko

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Tânia 11/19/09 at 12:36 pm
Hello,

thanks a lot for this pattern.

Love it.

Kiss from Portugal :*

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kyoko 11/19/09 at 6:50 pm
Hi Tania,
Thank you ;D Glad you like it! Enjoy 😉
x
Kyoko

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Anne 11/19/09 at 11:33 pm
SO cute! I could eat them up!!

I posted a link to your free pattern on Craft Gossip Sewing:

Free pattern: Mini frame purses

–Anne

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kyoko 11/21/09 at 1:17 am
Hi Anne,
Hehe, yeah they are like round chocolate! Thank you SO much for posting a link! 😀
Have a wonderful weekend.

x
kyoko

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Jenn Erickson/Rook No. 17 11/20/09 at 1:42 am
Found you through Craft Gossip! Wow! Love this project. Thanks for the pattern. Looking forward to exploring the rest of your blog. Cheers! Jenn

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kyoko 11/21/09 at 1:26 am
Hi Jenn,
So happy that you like the pattern. Hope you enjoy! 😉
x
Kyoko

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Amanda 11/20/09 at 8:50 am
Thanks so much for sharing Kyoko!

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kyoko 11/21/09 at 1:28 am
Hi Amanda!
I think you won the last giveaway. Have you contacted me? 🙂 (congrats!)
Enjoy the pattern!
x
Kyoko

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michellemadethis 11/20/09 at 12:02 pm
ooooh these are totally gorgeous, the purses, the pics, your blog …. Loverleeeee x

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kyoko 11/21/09 at 1:29 am
Hi Michelle,
AAaww, thank you! Glad you like the purses ;D
Hope you have a lovely weekend!
x
Kyoko

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Mary 11/20/09 at 1:01 pm
Hi Kyoko!!!

These are amazing and so cute!!! Thanks for the free pattern, you are so generous. Now I know what to do with the two mini frames you gave me.

I’m so excited now, I want to get my sewing machine out and finish the big purse and then make the mini purse. I particulary like the puffy one.

I will speak to you later darling.

Mary

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kyoko 11/21/09 at 1:31 am
Hi Mary!
Thank you 😀 hehe! Yep you can use the pattern to make the purses 😉
Yeah I wanna go to V&A. When are you planning to go? Chat to you soon!
x
Kyoko

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a. 11/20/09 at 2:05 pm
This is so well described, and thanks for putting it into a handy PDF. Your post will be included in my handmade.Telegramm for today!

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kyoko 11/21/09 at 1:33 am
Hi there!
Thank you for such a sweet comment and including in your handmade telegram! Yay ;D
Have a lovely weekend!
x
Kyoko

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PlumbPretty 11/21/09 at 2:31 am
Very cute! Thanks for the pattern! I hope you don’t mind I’m going to link to this post on my blog.

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kyoko 11/22/09 at 10:29 pm
Thank you so much!
I would be honored if you link to your blog 😉

Hope you had a wonderful weekend!
x
Kyoko

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Diann 11/22/09 at 3:57 pm
Thank you so much for this. I have wanted to try something like this for a long time…Your directions are so clear. I will be making some for Christmas.

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Karin 11/23/09 at 11:22 am
Thanks for the tutorial. I wrote about it on my blog, hope that that’s ok!

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kyoko 11/25/09 at 7:51 pm
Hi Karin!

Thank you so much for writing about it on your blog 😀 Hope you enjoy!
x
Kyoko

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handmaidliset 11/25/09 at 6:41 pm
Oh that’s awesome! I’m definitely going to try it! Thanks so much for sharing!
Hugs from Holland!

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kyoko 11/25/09 at 8:36 pm
Hi Liset!
Thank you so much. Hope you are having a good week. 😉
*hug back*
Kyoko

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Iro 12/26/09 at 1:01 pm
Hi! Beautifull site beautifull project!!
i definitely want it!
But i have one question:where could i these mini round purse frames??
I want some maxi too because i wanna make some big purses.. could you help me??
thanks a lot!!

xxxx

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kyoko 12/26/09 at 4:42 pm
Hi Iro!
Thank you 😀
I am getting more mini purse frames very soon. So I will let you know when they are in.
Regarding making the pattern bigger, it really depends on the shape of the frames. Generally, you would need to trace the shape of the frame and make the top curvature slightly flatter in order to make it 3D. You can contact me for detailed question. 😉
Hope you have a wonderful New Year!
x
kyoko

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Nancy 02/01/10 at 12:00 am
Thank you for the free pattern . I think these are really cute . They look to me like presents for the ladies in the group home where my sister lives

Have a great day Nancy

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kyoko 02/02/10 at 8:23 am
Hi Nancy,

Thanks! So happy that you like the purses. You are right, they would make a great gift as coin purses etc!
Have a wonderful week to you 😀
x
Kyoko

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Framer 10/01/10 at 1:44 pm
Love the site layout you have going on here! I could do with employing you to do my site!

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Claire from France 09/04/11 at 8:52 pm
Thank you very much for this pattern that looks soooo cute !!!

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Kyoko 09/12/11 at 11:44 pm
Hi Claire,
Thank you so much for your comment! 😉
x
Kyoko

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Louise 10/06/11 at 4:02 pm
Thanks for the pattern, this is just what I was looking for. It is really kind od you to let us have it for free.
It is the cutest little thing.
Love it
Thanks!
Louise

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Kyoko 10/11/11 at 12:32 am
Thank you for your lovely comment! 😀
Hope you enjoy the pattern.
x
Kyoko

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Kate 05/03/12 at 2:13 pm
I’ve just made a fabric bag and this little puffy coin purse is exactly what I was looking for to add as an accessory. Thank you for the free pattern! It’s just perfect. And your fabrics are so beautiful!!!

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Mar 07/21/12 at 8:52 pm
Hi, Can I have the patterns, they are so cute. Thanks.

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Alice 08/10/12 at 9:03 am
Hello, Thanks a lot for This pattern . Love it. I like if you could i be your mailing list . Sorri my inglish.
Kiss for Portugal.

Alice

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Kyoko 08/28/12 at 7:43 am
Hi Alice,
Thank you for your lovely comment!
Kyoko
x

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Jessica 08/20/12 at 7:41 pm
Your pattern won’t load for me. It keeps freezing up :/

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Kyoko 08/28/12 at 7:38 am
Hi Jessica,
Thank you for the comment. I am sorry that the pattern won’t load up. If you could e-mail me with your e-mail address, I will be able to send you the pattern.
Hope this helps.
Best,
Kyoko

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SuperMomNoCape 09/09/12 at 6:36 pm
Hello Kyoko,

I was wondering if it would be alright if I pinned your tutorial on my coin purse board on Pinterest.

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Kyoko 09/11/12 at 2:43 pm
Hi!
Of course. Thank you for asking 😀
Kyoko
x

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doro von Hand zu Hand 04/17/13 at 8:33 pm
really cute purses!

I linked to your tutorial on my blog – thanks for sharing!

♥, doro von Hand zu Hand

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