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« on: September 13, 2009 02:16:56 PM »

Soda Bottle Coin Pouch and more

This is a tut to make a coin purse out of soda bottles plus a few extra ideas.  Last year I saw the below picture on Treehugger and wanted one for my own.  


1.small scissors like using cuticle scissors for this
2.2 bottles Does not need to be the same brand,  but I do recommend sticking with 2 of the same rough size.
3.A strip of lined paper
4.some tape
5.sharpie marker
6.something to clean the bottles with I like using wipes
7.some thread
9.zipper I tend to go with a zipper that is just shorter than the full width of the circumference
10.push pins other options are available, will go over that in a moment
11.Hole poking board like a stack of cardboard or some hard foam.  I like using the hard foam arm rest from my keyboard
12.may need a small piece of fabric or ribbon to extend the zipper so it goes all the way around


1.take a sharpie and mark just above where you want the final cut to be.

2.Make your first cut just above this line, it OK if it is a bit rough.

3.Make a second cut just below the line.

5.Now take the push pin and poke holes evenly around the top.  I space these about inch to inch down and about inch apart.  You can use other things to punch the holes, like a small hole punch.

6.Sew/lace the zipper on. I tend to prefer to add a bit of fabric to lengthen the zipper than to reduce the zipper size.

The basic concept can be used for other things.  Like my sharpie box and the little vase.  Many things can be done to give these a more spiffy look.  Like using a fancy stitch, like a leaf stitch.  Or adding a bit of fabric to back edge of the zipper to give it a more finished edge.  Every brand styles there bottles differently so really the sky is the limit.  

This is my first tut, so if anything is unclear, just let me know.
« Last Edit: September 13, 2009 07:48:06 PM by sirmamabear - Reason: Yay for pretty pictures » THIS ROCKS   Logged

« Reply #1 on: September 13, 2009 02:51:44 PM »

Nice recon, I may have to make that

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« Reply #2 on: September 13, 2009 05:57:18 PM »

wow...cute...way to recycle Smiley
« Reply #3 on: September 13, 2009 07:33:22 PM »

if i remember correctly i saw that on instructables, a awhile back

edit    i was mistaken by which website i saw this on it was  http://dollarstorecrafts.com/2009/02/bottle-coin-purse/ not instructables even thought they do have a few different designs
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« Reply #4 on: September 13, 2009 07:38:22 PM »

Would not surprise me if more than one person figured out how to do this.   I made one about a year ago, but it got stolen by gremlins.  The same ones that eat my pens and hair bands : )

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« Reply #5 on: September 13, 2009 08:15:13 PM »

Yep I was right,  here are few others tuts along the same theme.




http://family.go.com/recycled-crafts-contest/fuctional/pop-bottle-purse-5341/ - uses a crochet top instead of zipper


shiny and is a bottle purse...


« Reply #6 on: September 29, 2009 01:15:02 PM »

OMG! i love this i would do anything for a marker holder! wow awesome
« Reply #7 on: September 30, 2009 07:30:57 PM »

I love this.. thanks for sharing!
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« Reply #8 on: October 08, 2009 02:25:47 PM »

Neat. Might be something to keep my ferrets out of their treats... good stuff.

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« Reply #9 on: October 10, 2009 06:32:02 PM »

This is such a super cute idea! I can see kids loving this.

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