How to: Fairy Bread Coin Purse

How to make a Fairy Bread Coin Purse DIY mypoppet.com.au

I’m super excited to share this fun little coin purse DIY that was inspired by a classic Australian party food – Fairy Bread. If you aren’t familiar with fairy bread, it’s buttered white sliced bread sprinkled with 100’s and 1000’s (that’s what we Aussies call rainbow sprinkles). It’s a little bit kitschy but I’ve yet to meet a child that doesn’t love Fairy Bread, and of course, as an adult,  it brings back many happy memories. Why all the crafty patriotism? Well it’s Australia Day on the 26th of January and I thought it would be a little bit of fun to make a project with an Aussie twist.

Enjoy making this purse, it’s easier than you think. If you really want to get super creative you could embroider french knots as sprinkles instead of using fabric markers.

You will need:

20cm beige zip
15x15cm beige drill cotton fabric
15x15cm white cotton fabric
long scrap of light brown fabric (I’ve used corduroy)
beige sewing thread
Assorted fabric markers/pastels
Sewing machine
Zipper foot
Iron
Scrap fabric (for ironing)
General sewing supplies
fairy bread purse supplies and cutting

How to:

Cutting
From beige drill cut a 15cm x 15cm square and then cut diagonally to make 2 triangles.
From white fabric cut 1 x triangle using a beige triangle as a template
From corduroy cut a long 32cm x 3cm rectangle

Sprinkle time
1. Using a fabric marker or pastel draw little spots randomly over white fabric to look like sprinkles.
fabric marker sprinkles
fabric pastels sprinkles
2. Follow your product guidelines to fix the design. Most require ironing to make design permanent, use scrap fabric to lay over design and iron.
fairy bread craft Australia Day

Assembly
3. Lay sprinkle fabric over one layer of beige fabric, this will be the front panel.
How to make a Fairy Bread Coin Purse DIY mypoppet.com.au
4. Place zip (right sides facing) on long edge of the front panel.
How to make a Fairy Bread Coin Purse DIY mypoppet.com.au
5. Using a zipper foot, sew zip to front panel leaving about a 1/2cm allowance from the edge of zip.
How to make a Fairy Bread Coin Purse DIY mypoppet.com.au - attach zip
6. Repeat step 5 with back panel
How to make a Fairy Bread Coin Purse DIY mypoppet.com.au
7. Pin long rectangle along edge of back panel and sew with a 1/2cm seam allowance.
How to make a Fairy Bread Coin Purse DIY mypoppet.com.au
8. Take care to allow enough fabric to get around the corner.
How to make a Fairy Bread Coin Purse DIY mypoppet.com.au
9. Repeat with front panel.
How to make a Fairy Bread Coin Purse DIY mypoppet.com.au
10. Sew across ends of zip and rectangle strip to close gaps. Do this on both ends.
How to make a Fairy Bread Coin Purse DIY mypoppet.com.au
11. Turn inside out and hand stitch end of zip if it has a little gap.
How to make a Fairy Bread Coin Purse DIY mypoppet.com.au

All Done!
Enjoy your tasty coin purse.

How to make a Fairy Bread Coin Purse DIY mypoppet.com.au

Here is the back
How to make a Fairy Bread Coin Purse DIY mypoppet.com.au

Perfect for wrangling those small items that always end up at the bottom of your bag, keeping your spare change or even as a little travel sewing kit. This little purse has so many uses, and it’s super cute too!

How to make a Fairy Bread Coin Purse DIY mypoppet.com.au

Happy Australia Day!

fairy bread finished 3

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