A family member requested a small coin pouch that could hold ID and credit cards and would look nice for putting into her purse at parties. I felt that my usual coin pouches were too casual looking and I wanted something a little prettier since she said it was for dressing up.
I came across the gathered clutch tutorial by Noodlehead, I liked the look of the gathered fabric with a band across it, so I created my own pattern for a smaller coin purse.
I chose a large patterned floral fabric that I thought was suitable for a dressier look. My family member seems to like her red purses, so I figured I would go with something with red in it while not being overpoweringly so. Rather than have a different coloured band, I went with a band in the same fabric for a more subtle, dressier look.
The end result is rather appealing. I added a satin ribbon in a matching bronze colour to dress it up a little more.
The back I left simple. The fabric was pretty enough that I didn't feel the need to make it so complicated on both sides.
I created a tutorial with templates. If you would like to make a gathered coin pouch of your own, you can download the pattern instantly from my store. The pattern is 15 pages, has lots of photos, and has easy-to-follow instructions.