Cutting the felt to the die size that PTI is releasing was easy as it's just a rectangle so I did that with some fabric scissors and easy measuring. Then came the cut out part you need to be able to sew the zipper in easily. I was thinking about all the dies I have and the Movers and Shakers die, Spinner's Die came to mind. It has one straight track die that I thought might work.
My first attempt didn't work as the die is too long for a 4" zipper but it was so close. So I realized if I marked my felt at a 4" length and then cut the die half way through, backed it out of my machine and slipped the die under the already cut portion and realigned it to finish cutting the length I could get the perfect 4" I needed. It worked!! I then just used my sewing machine to sew it onto my felt. I just carefully sewed until I need to zip or unzip the zipper to accommodate my sewing foot.
I then die cut other dies I already have, flowers, the heart border and the little butterfly are all from PTI and a couple of extra hearts. After I was done with embellishing I just sewed up the edges with my sewing machine and I have an adorable coin purse to give my daughter! I am also thinking that next time I will cut my base rectangle a little larger with pinking shears to have a cute pinked edge.
Maybe one day I'll be able to get the PTI dies for the coin purse, but I am super thrilled to be able to make them with what I already have. Oh! I also didn't even buy the zipper, I just ripped it out of an old pair of my daughter's shorts :) So, thank you to PTI for the idea and maybe this will help someone else who just afford to buy anymore right now :) Have a fabulous day!!