Rugged metal trouser zippers look great on coin purses and they work well too. Sadly they aren’t available at Spotlight in lengths greater than eight inches so you can’t use them for bigger bags.
This coin purse is made with a five inch zipper. The outside is a remnant of curtain fabric that I bought at some crazy bargain price just to muck around with. There wasn’t enough left on the bolt for a pair of curtains and at the time I recall thinking it would make a cheerful cushion cover. Well, that hasn’t happened yet, but the coin purse did.
The inner lining is a scrap of blue quilting fabric. Yes, it’s lined. Nice touch, that, if I say so myself.
I plan to play around some more using these metal zippers. Not sure exactly where the journey will take me but I’m looking forward to finding out.