curses them coin purses

If I were to jot down notes about our bazaar participation experiences, one of the sentences that you will likely see is this:

People like to buy tiny and affordable things.

Vague? Well, in my experience as both buyer and seller, items that are small and cost less than a hundred pesos are often bestsellers. Think trinkets and cutesy stationery and other somesuch merchandise.

Which leads me to the recent additions to the line of products we often sell at bazaars. Coin purses!


These are roughly 2 by 3 inches. The designs above showcase the skull coffin logo of Black Bile. Below are some of the newer ones I’m making for the Soak Music & Arts Festival this Saturday.

coinpurses small

The designs, by the way, are stamped. This means, of course, that not only do I love the fact that these coin purses sell well, they’are also incredibly fun to make. I enjoy every process, from stamping the design to the actual sewing. I may have mentioned here in the past that I do not like sewing small things but those that involve zippers are the exception.

So to recap: Small and affordable things sell well at bazaars. Sewing small things isn’t so bad when there is zipper involved.

 Also: The content of this post is in no way implied in the title. I just needed a word that would rhyme with purse and also be alliterative with coin. 

UPDATE: Here are the finished coin purses:

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2 thoughts on “curses them coin purses

  1. Well yes, small things are cute, affordable and these are useful and fun. I hope you use an ink that can be washed … you could also stamp in fabric paint, like white on darker fabric. I experimented with StazOn ink on an old T-shirt and the image stayed on the cotton for dozens of washings! I really like your work.

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