DIY : A Daruma Coin Purse
I went digging through my fabric scraps and this guy kept staring at me. Daruma, with his look of earnest determination and his ” Fall down 7 times. Get up 8 times” motto. Well, why not ? I felt like hand sewing.
The eyes are not shown, so don’t forget them. The eye whites are in white. The face is in cream. There should be at least 0.5 cm allowances around the red felt pieces and you don’t need to cut the hole inside. I was saving paper.
Next, with matching threads, applique the eye whites first. Then eyeballs, brows, etc … When the face is done, applique it onto one of the red felt piece.
Then hop over to Erin Erickson’s tutorial to complete the coin purse. I didn’t do the top stitching, and the interfacing I used is the thick iron-on type. I cut out the interfacing without any allowances.
It should look something like this, with a slightly bigger head , since I forgot to add allowances when I cut out the red pieces :
Photo of the back . Neat-o !