I want to make a craft called a coin sock, but I am having trouble finding a closure like used on a small coin purse. I hope one of you crafty people out there can help me.
Jean from Columbus, Ohio
What is a coin sock? and how do you make? thanks Dar
Have you tried a coin holder from BigLots or OddLots? Easter is coming and a lot of children's purses may have the hinge unit you can adapt.
how bout using velcro???
You could try the steps for the following:
~Orange juice lid
~Shoelace/Rope (thick string, nylon,etc)
Using the knife cut a thick "I" into the lid, in the middle. Fold back and cut off the tab edges. Next take the large paperclip and cut it at one end so you can form a small ring when one of the ends is twisted together. Punch a hole into the top middle of the lid and insert the paperclip. (See pix)
Feed the top of the sock through the open slit of the lid and fold the sock around the lid, pushing the paperclip through the sock material. Glue the end of the sock to the underside of the lid.
Using the shoelace/rope, tie in a circle and cut the excess off. Loop the shoelace/rope around the paperclip- this will be used to put your bank on a hook or door knob. Decorate the sock to your hearts content and start dropping in your cash.
And just be creative with ways to close it or alternatives to a juice lid
Here is the link with a picture
http://www.baglady.com/PurseFrames.htm should have what you are looking for. There are other online sources for "purse frames" - you just need to decide what size you want.
I have a manufactured one of these coin socks - and I LOVE IT!
Be sure to post pictures when you complete them!
A couple of years ago my sister bought me a coin sock purse. It is a baby sock with frogs on it (I love frogs), every time I take that out of my pocketbook I get comments on how adorable it is. Hope you can find the parts you are looking for..
Jean, I have seen what you are looking for at Hobby Lobby. It may not be in the section with purse supplies. It seems to me I saw it in the needlework section.
I have a pattern for a sock bank called "Sock It Away". It is similar, only you make it your self. The sock part holds the money.It is make with 1/4 yrd. stretch knit for sock. The opening is made with a canning jar lid that you stretch the fabric over( from outside to inside). Next you make a stuffed ring shaped animal face to glue over the ring. It uses a ribbon to hang it up. My pattern has a chicken,ckow,pig,bear,bunny and a dog for faces. I made them for my grandchildren for Christmas one year.I have a picture,but am not sure how to send on to thrifty fun. If anyone is interested, I could scan and send you the picture and pattern as well as instructions. My email address is bjptl AT bellsouth.net. Just email me if you are interested.
ps I just read how to send an image to Thrifty Fun,but couldn't make it work. I'll try and send one directly to them.
I finally made my first coin sock.. I used velcro on the top-inside of the sock. It seems to be working. Now I need a little poem to attach to it to sell at craft shows. thanks Jean at smithmj@ beol.net
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