In A Snap; Kids Wallet Tutorial

Here's a quick project you can whip up in a snap!  Makes a nice little stocking stuffer for some lucky little one.

What you'll need
  • 2 pieces of exterior fabric, 5 x 9 inches
  • 1 piece of exterior fabric for pocket, 5 x 5.5 inches
  • 1 piece of contrasting fabric, 5 x 7 inches
  • 1 piece of medium weight fusible interfacing, 4 x 8 inches
  • 1 snap fastener
Fold pocket pieces in half, press and top-stitch along folded edge.  Your pocket pieces should now be 5 x 3.5 and 5 x 2.75 inches.  (note, depending on what size snap you use and the weight of your fabric, you may want to insert a small piece of interfacing between the layers of your smaller, exterior fabric pocket, so the snap doesn't tear the fabric over time)
Lay the larger pocket on top of one exterior fabric piece.
Layer the smaller pocket on top.
Place the other exterior fabric piece on top.
Pin through all the layers and round the top.
Sew around with a 1/4 inch seam allowance.  Leave an opening just above where the pocket begins.
Carefully turn right side out and top-stitch all the way around.
Fold the flap down and add a snap.
Super fun and easy.  Make 1....or 8.


  1. LOVE it .. so cute and such adorable fabrics you chose!

  2. really cute I am going to whip up a couple of these before christmas :)

  3. Thank you I love this!! The step that says to put some facing in the contrast fabric I think is an error. I couldn't figure that out till I could see how the snaps went. But the snap goes on the smaller pocket on the inside. Is that correct?

    1. You are correct! Thanks for catching that. I just updated it now.

  4. looking for small gift for our teens at church, you save my day! thanks a lot!

  5. FAB cotton prints to make these small snap wallets for KIDS-- winning creative idea! What an ideal gift for kids & certainly kids would LOVE one of these to keep their money. THANKS for tutorial--looks easy to cut & sew. Sarah Helene, Minneapolis

  6. How did my larger pocket end up on the outside of the smaller one (can't see it)? Boo. :-( Still cute, but I wasn't expecting that!

  7. So cute. The little ones will surely love these small snap wallets.