When a friend spends two and a half hours wrapping you in duct tape and another half hour trying to cut you out of it, she deserves a thank you gift. And having spotted her much-loved but very worn-looking coin purse last week, this seemed perfect.
I found this pattern at CraftPassion and since we share a love for all things blue and yellow, I just happened to have fabric in my stash that was perfect for it. The directions are very well written and if I had actually followed them, I wouldn't have bent a #16 needle trying to sew through the zipper. But other than that small mishap, it was easy. I think I'll do one for myself next.