Owl Coin Purses

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After I made an owl coin purse for my son’s friend’s birthday, my kids have been begging for them. I finally sat down and made them last night. These are made from Keyka Lou’s Owl Coin Purse pattern.
I discovered that you can just squeak out the front pattern piece from a charm square (you need one for the owl face and one for the lining). So it is a good way to use up random charm squares if you have precuts. From another charm square, you can cut up to two sets of the “eyeballs.” The pattern calls for interfacing on the eyeball pieces. This is the only thing I have changed. I like to use Steam-a-Seam fusible web for those pieces instead.

I let the kids pick the three charms squares for their owls and then I chose a coordinating solid for the beak part of the purse.

I wish that there was a little more contrast between the face and eyeball fabrics to make them more obviously owls. Or, maybe I should have used black thread for the zig zag stitching and pupils instead of a coordinating color.

It doesn’t really matter though because the kids are happy with the way they turned out!