1.17.2013

Try This: Leather Heart Coin Purse

Leather Heart Coin Purse Tutorial
Try This: Leather Heart Coin Purse

Is it too early for hearts?  Spoiler alert: The answer is a decided no.  It is never too early...or late...for hearts.  And this is the perfect heart project because it only takes about 5 minutes.

Read on for the easy step-by-step.


Leather Heart Coin Purse Tutorial
MATERIALS: 2 Leather Hearts*, Button Stud Closure, Glue, Hole Punch, Craft Knife

*I picked up my pre-cut red leather hearts on my recent trip to Tokyo.  You can buy your own, un-dyed pre-cut hearts online, or easily cut out your own from craft leather. I found several, affordable pieces of red leather remnants from Etsy sellers like this one.  If you do cut your own, my hearts are each about 3" tall. 

Leather Heart Coin Purse Tutorial
ONE: On the back of each heart, apply a small amount of glue along the perimeter leaving an opening about 2" long unglued.  As shown, the glue should be applied as mirror images of one another since you're going to sandwich them together.

Leather Heart Coin Purse Tutorial
TWO: Stick the hearts together, and punch a hole through both hearts in the middle of the unglued opening.

Leather Heart Coin Purse Tutorial
THREE: On the front heart, use a craft knife or box cutter to cut a small slit below the hole.

Leather Heart Coin Purse Tutorial
FOUR: Screw the button stud closure on through the hole in the back heart.  Enjoy!

Leather Heart Coin Purse Tutorial
Leather Heart Coin Purse Tutorial
Leather Heart Coin Purse Tutorial
Leather Heart Coin Purse Tutorial

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  2. Red + heart + leather = instant Anna love :D

    I just don't know where to find leather though :(

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    1. Have you tried Etsy? Lots of supply sellers on Etsy offer fabric samples and remnants for really cheap prices. Local craft stores also offer craft leather (usually about 8x11 or smaller) in limited colors like browns and black.

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    2. Old leather jackets, purses, etc. If you don't have some check out a thrift or resell shops - often great buys there. Always keep your leftover pieces for future leather projects.

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    3. I am going to try this with upcycled inner tube rubber: you can get it free from most bike shops (they end up with buckets of leaky inner tubes to be trashed.) Most leather crafts can be tweaked to work with this awesome eco-friendly free medium. I'm bloging about my experiments at whitelightwhiteheatdesign.com

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  3. oh my jesus ponies, yes! now to start looking for leather too.

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  4. Using a metal or favourite sturdy button would look nice too! Use 2-buttons: a decorative shank for going through the slit and a flat sew through for the back of the heart to anchor the shank button too.

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    1. That's a great idea since it seems these little button studs can be hard to come by.

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  5. This is so dang cute i can hardly stand it.

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    1. Thanks, Grace! Isn't it funny how the simplest things can be so cute?!

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  7. Love this! So adorable, I would love to see this in keychain form!!!


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    1. Thanks so much, Melissa! I imagine you could just add a little grommet and chain it up. What a great idea!

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  8. What a cute project! I love it so much that I decided to feature it in our roundup of Valentine's Day crafts! Check it out here: http://www.favecraftsblog.com/heart-crafts-valentines-day/

    Have a great day!

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    1. Thanks so much, Julia! You created a great round-up!

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  9. That's so cute- what a great girlfriend valentine! Thanks so much, I'll be linking.

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    1. Hi, Rachel. Thanks so much! I can't wait for the link!

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