I love food crafts, food toys, food themed bags, food drawings, or actually just plain old food. When Barnaby was still a teeny tiny baby and needed to sleep in a sleep sac, I saw a pizza sleeping bag online, and that inspired me to sew a food themed sleep sac for him, and I decided on a fried egg and bacon sleep sac. Unfortunately, that sewing experiment was a flop, so I was left with all this extra fabric remnant that I didn’t know what to do with. Recently I saw some fried egg plushies on pinterest and the egg and bacon craft fever attacked again. (Every time I browse pinterest I always leave with this itching desire to create something new. It definitely is my go-to place for inspirations!)
Because my leftover fabric scraps were so small, I decided to make something small scale, and a coin purse seemed the perfect idea. This is a great project to practice and learn how to sew a lined zipper pouch with a curved zipper. If you have never sewed a curved zipper, the fried egg is also a great beginner project because it’s so forgiving, since fried eggs are never perfectly round anyway. Also a great gift for the food lovers nearby who are in need of stowing coins, lipstick, charging cords, headphones, and etc!
1/2” seam allowance is already included in the pattern so you do not need to add seam allowance when sewing. This means that when sewing the pattern pieces together, sew 1/2”in from the edge of the fabric.
Backstitch at the beginning and end of each seam. You do not want your handwork unraveling!
*I used a 9″ zipper because it’s easier to sew (you can open the zipper all the way to the end, which allows more space to sew), although a 7″ zipper fits better. However, you can actually use any length of zipper longer than 7″ because later on you can create a new zipper stop (which I show in the instructions) and trim off the excess zipper teeth.
1. Glue eyes (embroider the whites of the eyes on first) onto egg yolk 2. Sew mouth with embroidery floss using backstitch 3. Place layer of felt under egg yolk 4. Zigzag stitch egg yolk in place
Finished views of fried egg coin purse. Nom nom nom! Now I really want to go fry an egg with bacon and eat it! Let me know in the comments if you made this project or if there are other tutorials you would like to see. Happy sewing!