I picked up this kawaii penguin coin purse needle felting kit from my local Japanese craft store. I was hoping to learn how to make a coin purse. This all inclusive kit was a great starting point for me, since it included almost all the materials necessary to make the purse. I had to use my own felting mat, felting needle, scissors, and glue, but all the other materials were included. The directions were in Japanese, and I can’t read kanji, so I just looked at the pictures and tried to figure it out myself. I can’t say it was the easiest project or that it was a huge success. If you look at my penguin purse up close, there are still some bits of glue sticking out and the purse is so tiny it only holds a couple of coins. It’s really too small to be put to a practical use. Also the coin purse is kind of delicate, so I am hesitant to put it on my key chain or backpack.
What I was hoping to take away from this kit (and what I hope you will be able to take away from this video) is some general steps on how to use needle felting to create a coin purse. For instance, you can use needle felting to create details on fabric, and then use that fabric to make a kawaii coin purse. You will need some fabric for the outside, some fabric or faux leather for the inside or lining as well. If you are using black beady eyes, you will have to snip them down so they lie flat. Even if you are unable to purchase this particular kit, I hope that you can learn a little something about making kawaii coin purses.
After I purchased this kit, I picked up a coin purse frame from Daiso. I’m hoping to come up with my own tutorials for kawaii coin purses that are a little more generic and that can be made with raw materials that you can easily find in a craft store or at home in your “stash.”
If you are interested in purchasing this kit, I have seen it on Etsy.