DIY macaron coin purse | How About Orange

January 16, 2012

DIY macaron coin purse

An addendum to the list of things to sew in the last post: check out these little macaron coin purses. One hundred percent adorable! I want to eat them up. Get the instructions here from Joanne at Craft Passion. You know her. She's the same genius who provided directions for the self-zipping coin purse.

46 comments:

Laura said...

These are beyond adorable and perfect valentine presents for kids. Unfortunately my hand sewing would never hold up.

night night said...

These are so super cute!

Grandma G said...

Definitely adorable!! Make me one! (Hey, I'd say it's about your turn!) ;)

Mum

Tsuki aka LittleGrayFox said...

ack! this is so freaking cute!

Rustic Tarts said...

Gorgeous and so cute - but they are macarons not macaroons!

Georgi P. said...

Just too cute!! Might need to try this soon...

julia said...

I love macarons! I adore these. I want to make one in every colour possible! I'm going to try the tutorial out, thank you.

Jessica Jones said...

So today I learned there is such a thing as a macaron. I've only seen macaroons before, and a google image search of macaroons yields something that looks exactly like these coin purses.

I assumed Joann's post had a typo in it, silly me! So, friends, what is the difference between a macaron and a macaroon?

Marie said...

They're so adorable!

http://www.happypaperplace.com/

eileensideways said...

so cute, but zippers intimidate me, and a circular zipper frightens me.

SuzeJones said...

So cute and too lovely not to share onwards! I shared this on my blog, giving full credit to you and to Craft Passion, hope that's okay... http://thejoyofsew.blogspot.com/

Susan - {The Kitchen Designer} said...

They are both useful and sweet! Meanwhile, I sent my daughter the link to the Outside Oslo fabric collection with the subject line "you'll be breathless" and she wrote back, "I already made pillows with that fabric!" I should have known, she has excellent taste!

jojoebi said...

I think these might have migrated from Japan, I have seen loads of here, first appearing maybe 6-9 months ago and macaroons seemed to take over from cup cakes, the Japanese sure like a fad craze :o)

Jennifer said...

Super adorable! :)

B. said...

This is just perfect!

Nina said...

Hm, I'd say a macaron is one of those teeny-weeny trendy little coloured meringue doobries and what those purses look like. And over here (UK) a macaroon is much bigger and sort of somewhere between a biscuit (that's a cookie to you) and a cake. Often with rice paper underneath and a cherry on top. The most common variety seems to be the coconut macaroon and very tasty it is too. I think you get almond ones too. The Wikipedia entry for Macaroon doesn't reflect my English macaroon experience 100% but might give you some idea. And uh-oh, Grandma G is looking a bit mutinous...

Jessica Jones said...

Thanks, Nina!

And... I think you're right. My stream of handmade goodies from Mum might be coming to an end soon, unless I reciprocate! Yikes!

Miranda said...

Wow, those are tiny. The comments from your Mom make me laugh, you guys are funny!

Grandma G said...

Yes, Nina... it's called "Mutiny of the Bounty".

Jane S. said...

Oh my gosh, those are so cute! I love little containers and so do my kids, so I'm definitely going to be making some of these.

Suzanne said...

Those make me think of petit fours. Delicious and totally something fun to have on hand.

Jeanee said...

So flippin' cute!

Leone said...

The are ridiculously adorable! I've got to give these a go. Such cuteness!

Thanks for sharing.

tinajo said...

Too cute!! :-)

Lolitadewdrop said...

These are just perfect! I have been looking for something like this for ages. :)

Bela said...

I'm French, so I'm very familiar with macarons. Put the word 'macaron' in Google Images and you will return a whole page of wonderfully colourful pictures of macarons. These little cakes are not only delicious-looking, they are scrumptious: they melt in the mouth. Some of the best ones are made by Ladurée. My favourite flavours are Rose and Salted Caramel, but Pistachio is gorgeous too, and Blackcurrant and Raspberry... LOL!

The little purses are spot on!

Jessica Jones said...

Bela, you're a macaron expert! And you're making me hungry.

Bela said...

Well, you made me salivate first. LOL!

Nina said...

Jess, my mum (who has agreed to make me a 2 Zip Hipster thanks to you!) has been VERY pleased with the little purses I made her using the Slouchy Make-up Bag pattern from flossieteacakes.blogspot.com, and it's not too difficult or time-consuming... But don't tell Grandma G that... Also I think designing the fabric yourself should count for *something*, right?!

Jessica Jones said...

Great! Thanks for the pattern tip. Grandma G doesn't wear a lick of makeup, but I could make this for someone else sometime... or GG could store cat toys in it. Or tea bags. Or sewing notions, like zippers. To use on more bags for me. Heh heh.

Grandma G said...

Good thing I'm not following this comment thread.

wan said...

macaroons are those disgusting cookies full of shredded coconut. GROSS. macarons are wonderful little airy, slightly chewy cookies made with almond flour and egg whites. they're served sandwiched together with delicious fillings like salted caramel, lemon curd, chocolate ganache, and just about everything else you can imagine. you must try!

Jessica Jones said...

Oh yeah. I've had the sandwich kind from a bakery, but I thought they were called macaroons. Whoopsies.

Grandma G: Um, yeah, good thing.

Grandma G said...

And macaroons ARE disgusting cookies full of shredded coconut. ;(

Karen said...

I can't WAIT to try out this tutorial. Now I won't need to stash my jewelry in my glasses case when I'm visiting relatives.

Ana said...

these are really adorable. Thanks for sharing.

blytheponytailparades said...

Holy cow. This is SO made for me! WANT THESE!

Fashionitsa said...

These are way too cute...

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able mabel said...

Way too cute!!

Nina said...

I'm not a make-uppy sort either but you can keep all manner of things in those purses. I also scaled the pattern pieces up to make a wash-bag - keep meaning to blog that. Certainly is a good thing Grandma G never reads the comments, or we'd never have gotten away with this.

Grandma G said...

Certainly, Nina. Certainly!

Anna Kingsley said...

I copied the instructions, reformatted them, and printed them out. Now all I have to do is make it. I have been wanting to make a hard sided container that zips. Past attempts at doing so have failed. Miserably. Thanks for the link!

Amelie Pou said...

Love love love those!! Tricky for a beginner like me though, might come back to it in a few months time!!

Random Nicole said...

These are way too cute and make me think about three precious days I spent in Paris a few years ago-this first time I had a macaroon and pretty much the best macaroon too! That is until I saw these...

Mixed Kreations said...

Oh these are sooooo adorable. But I haven't put in a zipper since high school in home economics. And that was a long time ago.

nevertheless said...

oh my goodness, these are just the cutest!

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