Here is an easy peasy sewing tutorial. If you have the right supplies, this project could take you only a 1/2 hour.
- Oil Cloth, mine is cut 5 x 7 1/2 inches
- matching zipper that is at least 7 inches long or longer
- bone folder or something similar
- pinking shears
- straight pins
- zipper foot for your machine
First take your oil cloth and pin one of the 5 inch sides to the zipper, right sides together – meaning that your zipper is facing up and your cloth is facing down. You will want to pin the cloth to the middle of the zipper, leaving plenty of excess zipper hanging off either end.
VERY IMPORTANT: Do not attempt to iron your oil cloth, you will be very, very sorry. Even a low temperature is not a good idea. Pressing with a bone folder or something similar will be your best bet. Sorry to get so bossy, this is more of a disclaimer so if in fact you do decide to iron your oil cloth, you can’t say I didn’t warn you.
When you sew on the wrong side (or backside) of the oil cloth, you can just use your regular foot, but when you sew on the right side (or topside), you will want to tape the bottom of your foot with painters or masking tape. I just cut two teeny tiny strips that fit on either side of the foot. This keeps the foot from sticking to the cloth.
Turn your piece inside out and pin both sides. Here is where you decide where you want your zipper to be. You could have your zipper in the middle of the coin purse, or towards the top. Either will be just fine. I chose to have my zipper closer to the top.
Pin both sides.
Voila, you are done.