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Sequined Monogram Coin Purse

Small leather and metal accessories -- decked out in strands of silver-, gold-, and rose-toned sequins -- make pretty Valentine’s gifts. Bonus: These beauties are such a cinch to string together, you’ll have plenty of time to produce a few for yourself as well.

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Photography by: Petra Bindel

Supplies

Iron-on patches or felt
Fabric glue, such as Unique Stitch
Flat sequin strands, 4 and 6 millimeters, about 3 yards per project
Iron or sewing supplies
Jewelry chain and clasp
Tailor’s chalk
Clear craft cement

Sources

Flat sequin strands, 4 mm and 6 mm, from 25 a yd., theatrehouse.com
Denim iron-on patches, $4.50 for 4, and Unique Stitch adhesive, by Dritz, $6, joann.com
Bangles, from $6.50 each, wire headbands, $5 each, and compact, $3.50 each, tohoshoji-ny.com
Small leather and framed coin purses, from $18 each, americanapparel.net
Collection cashmere sweatshirt, jcrew.com
Angora mittens, etsy.com/shop/keepingtraditions

How-To

Draw an initial on a leather coin purse with tailor’s chalk. Trace letter with a thin line of craft cement, then adhere a 4-millimeter sequin strand along line; cut off strand and glue end. Let dry 24 hours.

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