Eid Hand Sewn Coin Bag {Tutorial}

We made this Eid hand sewn coin bag to take with us since every Eid al-Fitr, we have a community celebration put on at a local country club.

The main organizers get a fabulous display of food, rent a bouncy house and a cotton candy machine, there is a toy drive and storytelling sessions to remind the kids why we celebrate Eid.

Each adult is encouraged to bring a roll of quarters. Then the children will come up to you, say “Eid Mubarak” (Happy Eid) and you give them a quarter.

So my daughters always try to find a fun purse to bring to the celebration. With this fun no sew bag, we are all set this year! We were inspired by the Circle Purse we found in our September issue of Family Fun.


Pinking sheers
Flat plate
Grosgrain ribbon
Fabric scissors
Sharpie markerA Crafty Arab Eid Coin Bag Tutorial

Place your plate upside down on your fleece and use the Sharpie to mark a perfect circle. It’s best to mark the circle a little biggest then your plate so you can not have the marks show on your purse.A Crafty Arab Eid Coin Bag Tutorial

Cut out the circle with your pinking sheers.A Crafty Arab Eid Coin Bag Tutorial

About a half inch perpendicularly in, tuck the fabric and use your fabric scissors to cut a little notch into your fabric. Don’t make it too big, fleece is very forgiving and you can always make it bigger with your fingers later.A Crafty Arab Eid Coin Bag Tutorial

Weave your ribbon into the holes you just cut.A Crafty Arab Eid Coin Bag Tutorial

Cut the ribbon once you’ve weaved all the way around and tie the two ends to each other.A Crafty Arab Eid Coin Bag Tutorial

Start collecting your quarters in your bag. The fabric I picked from Joann’s had the cutest flower on it that I really wanted to show what the bag looked like on the bottom. So lovely!A Crafty Arab Eid Coin Bag Tutorial

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I am a Libyan American who creates art to promote a positive image of Arab and Islamic culture.