Japan is just awash in adorable little accessories and things that can make even the most hardened person want to let out a big ol’ squeeeeee! every so often.
I was able to go to one of my favorite craft stores the other day (Mano Creare in the Futako Tamagawa Rise Mall…which incidentally I’ve written about for Cut Out + Keep‘s Snippets Magazine before)…and couldn’t resist buying a little kit to make a mini felt cookie-shaped coin purse.
Apparently these “Macaron Coin Cases” [read: round and double-sided, like a macaron) are currently all the rage here in Japan and are flying off retail shelves by the dozens (as well as the kits to make them!)(photo collage from Google “Macaron Coin Case” search results)
It took me about 20 minutes, tops, to make.
Now, the finished product is super, super-tiny, so it could only fit like 1 or 2 coins…so is pretty much useless as a coin purse. But it’s so adorable I couldn’t help myself!
Now I have it hanging from my bag and I just love it! (Knowing my luck, I’ll probably snag it on something and lose it next time I leave the apartment.)
P.S. Which in fact I did about 5 days after I wrote this post draft. *Le sigh.* Oh well, I can just make another one!
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waow.. great.. thats really cute..
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It’s so adorable! Sorry to hear that you lost it 🙁
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I love kawaii stuffs and Japan is a true paradise to me *-* Your keyring is just lovely, you’ve got so much talent! ♥
Coin purses are one of my collection but i don’t actually use them.. I hope I can find this on shops..
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Your coin purses are very unique. But I can not figure out how to buy one here?
Please advise me how.
Hi Robert- I’m not selling these purses. I wrote that a bought a kit from the craft store here in Japan to make one and this cookie one was the one I made from my kit. I was just showing how cute these little kits (and the resulting purses) are. Sorry if what I wrote was vague or misleading!
That coin purse is absolutely adorable!!
My daughter would love one of those!
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Just can’t help for not making these sweet little macaron coin purses when one of Craft Passion’s Facebook fans showed them to me. Thanks to XYZZhandmade for her inspiring handmade and some tutorial links in Japanese, this, this, this and this. No, I can’t read Japanese but I can guess from the pictures on how to sew it. Here is the English version of tutorial on how to sew this macaron coin purse where I add more details in the sewing.
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