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In my opinion, a gal can never have too many coin purses–;are you with me? ?I have several but my collection just wasn’;t complete until I made these felt owl coin purses. ?Aren’;t they cute? ?Along with being cute they are easy to make and close securely with a magnetic clasp. ?This felt owl coin purse project is one even a beginning stitcher can accomplish. ?Really–;even you can make one of these!

You only need a few supplies to make these adorable felt owl coin purses. ?Ready? ?Let’;s do it!

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First, print the template and gather your supplies. ?You will see on the template that you need to cut out one of each shape–;a front, back, tummyaccent pillow case baby, eyes and beak.

And, here is my super duper felt cutting tip—;USE PACKING TAPE. ?Really, forget the pins, use tape instead. ?Simply cut a piece of felt that is slightly bigger than the shape you wish to cut and then tape the pattern directly to the felt. ?The tape will hold it flatly in place and allow you to get an accurate cut. ?This is especially helpful when cutting out small details. ?Try it. ?It will change your crafty life.

After you get your felt owl pieces cut, it is time to add the clasp. ?As I said, what really makes this little coin purse work is a small magnetic clasp. ?It has a big enough back where it won’;t pull through the felt and yet it is easily hidden. ?Simply push the ends of the clasp through the felt and fold the sides down. ?Place one end of the clasp in the center of the front top, and the other at the top of the back piece.

Next it is time to add a few fun owl details. ?First, hand stitch down the tummy piece. ?Stitch around the outside of the piece with a whip stitch and add a few “;feather”; details with long stitches.

Next, stitch the tiny beak piece to the eyes. ?Then, with a few running stitches along the top, stitch the eyes to the back piece. ?The eyes will be part of the top flap. ?Place the eyes so that they cover the back of the magnetic clasp as much as possible.

Next, add buttons to the center of your eyes. ?Stitching on the buttons is actually very important–;they will help hold down the bottom of the eyes and make the top flap more sturdy, so do a good job stitching them down!

Finally, blanket stitch around the outside of your little coin purse. ?Below is what the finished back of the purse looks like when the flap is open.

What is it exactly that is so cute about owls? ?I just love love them–;and I love my new felt owl coin purses. ?I know you’;ll love them too–;so what are you waiting for? ?Grab some felt and thread and get to work making one!

All the best, and happy stitching!

This year, I wanted to design a Christmas Carol Printable. ?One of my favorite Christmas stories is A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens. ?(You know, the story about Scrooge and the ghosts of Christmas Past, Present, and Future.) ?I've heard the story since I was a little kid, grew up watching various versions of it on video, and loved seeing it performed live. ?Charles Dickens wrote some beautiful words about Christmas in that story and some of the quotes are just beautiful. ?So I made some of them into printables for you all.

I hope you have all had a great weekend! ?The weather here has been gorgeous – we had some quality time around the sprinkler earlier. ;) I know a lot of you send your kids back to school this week – so today I’ve teamed up with some other fantastic bloggers to give away a $100 Target Gift Card, which should come in handy for that last-minute shopping!

We all have children's books that will always be near and dear to our hearts, like Anne of Green Gables, The Giving Tree, and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, to name just a few. There's no doubt that you've shared these treasured tomes with your own little ones, who likely love the stories as much as you do. Bring those titles—and some new ones from your kids' bookshelves—to life with these super-creative DIY book character costumes for a memorable Halloween. Many of these Halloween costumes can be achieved by pulling a few pieces of clothing from your child's closet (and that means creating a costume that’s close to free!).