So she can have her own wallet to empty

My little stink bug loves to empty out my wallet.  And it's saved me a couple of times, for sure.  But recently, I've decided that it's high time she got her own wallet.  Especially since I gave her all my old student cards, expired bus passes, and empty gift cards.  Really, I decided to make her a wallet because I just want somewhere to put away the cards when she's done with them.  So, to start:
One of those fat quarters I bought with no purpose and some felt scraps.
Here it is all laid out.  I didn't take exact measurements because I had some cards on hand and was just comparing sizes as I went along.  The felt is about 8.5" by 4.5" and the lining bit is probably about 1.25" smaller in both dimensions.  The other pieces I just cut to fit.  I don't have any pictures of the sewing process because it was after Mim's bedtime and dark and I just didn't want to take any crappy ones.
The little card holder pieces are the same size and I sewed them along 3 sides to the lining bit first.  Then I attached little closer strap and the velcro square (I realize that's not super close- you'll see in the finished picture).  Then I did a really close zig zag all around the edge of the lining piece to attach it to the felt backing.  Then I sewed clear vinyl to the driver's license pocket and then attached that to the felt backing.  And that was it.
{Here it is, mostly empty}
{In action}
{All the cards, neatly removed}
It's simple and she loves it.  And so I love it. 


Jen @ Life with Jen and Ronnie said...

What is it about girls and wallets? My daughter is 2 and she LOVES to "play" (read: empty) my wallet! Great idea! I will put this on my long list of things to sew!

Alisa said...

Super cute idea! My kids love to play with old wallets and this is much prettier!

Tasha said...

SO DOING this!! My kids always pull everything out of my wallet...I will have to make a boy on and some girl ones!! Thanks for sharing this grand idea!!! I can't believe I didn't think of this! Have a great weekend!!

becca jordan said...

thanks for your sweet comment on my blog! can i just say that i love your header! i'm attempting a new one this weekend! :)

The Trouts said...

This is such a cute idea! I love how crafty you are! You're little girl is lucky. :)

Bobbie - Clumsy Crafter said...

That is the best idea. Mine loves to empty mine and i have seriously never thought to make her own wallet. You're a genius.