At any given time my purse weighs a good 4 pounds more than it should because of change alone. It’s insane. And it gets worse because when I go to pay I just can’t seem to dig out enough change to make exact change. So I sigh and hand over bills and toss my new change into the bottom of my purse where it can make friends with the billion other coins lurking in the shadows of my lip balm and cell phone.
And the thing is, change can really add up over time. I mean, once a big vase (that came up to just above my knee) of change here at the house was cashed in and it had over $700 in it! Which was great because somebody just so happened to run into my garage door and break it messing around. I had hoped the change would help out but I had no idea it would cover the cost completely.
So these days I make an effort to put my change into a “savings” account and boy does it add up. So I thought, why not make little felt piggy banks that I can toss in my purse and keep track of my change with. Because a fuzzy, fat pig in the bottom of my purse will be much easier to grab a hold of!
For this project you will need:
- Acrylic felt sheets
- Pig pattern
- Sewing machine OR needle and thread
- washable fabric marker (optional)
Cut your pattern out and either trace onto your felt with your marker or pin to the fabric and trim around. Mark the area for the slot and draw a rectangle around it.
FYI – you can use a disappearing or washable fabric pen and you won’t have these lines that I do. I’m using black so you can easily see what’s going down in piggy town!
Sew the rectangle around your slot.
And trim out the opening with scissors. Folding the pig in half helps to get the cut started.
Sew the pig onto a piece of felt and trim away the excess when done. This helps the front and back be the same without having to worry about either slide slipping and getting all wonky on you.
Fill with change and this project is a wrap. Well, unless you have more to make!
Made in lots of fun colors, these would make great little gifts!