only-the-essentials felt wallet

 So whenever we go to Disneyland, I hate bringing my wallet into the park. It’s big, cumbersome, and I don’t need half the stuff in it. (really, just my annual pass card or ticket, ID, debit card, and some cash.)

I also hate grabbing my bag whenever we go on rides because I’m afraid someone will take my wallet if I leave it in our stroller. I do it, but I hate toting it along. So I whipped together this little felt wallet for my essentials-it’s small enough to stick in my pocket or camera bag, but it fits what I need!

Here’s how I made it. (this would also be a great little kid wallet or play wallet)

You”ll need:

felt (I use a wool felt blend)

Cut one piece of felt 8.25″x4.5″
Cut a small piece 3″x1″
I also cut out some embellishments but only used the small flower.

I folded the long ends in so that they were even and there was about an inch between them, then pressed it with my iron. (on the wool setting)

Then I placed my strap like so on one side.

I opened it up and sewed it to the blue felt in a square and then an x.

Then I wrapped it around the opening and figured out where to place my velcro. I drew a little mark with disappearing ink.

I then sewed on my other piece of velcro on the strap.

and added the flower!

Then I sewed both sides together, using my presser foot as my guide (about 3/8″ seam)

Then I trimmed the edges with pinking shears, tada!
It’ll look like this from the inside.

Slip your essentials in, and you’re good to go!

Quick, easy, and if you ruin it somehow it will only take 10  minutes to make another.

Gotta love quick projects!


  1. Veramente bello, è proprio ciò che cercavo per mia madre che mi ha chiesto un portafoglio piccolo; io lo farò di stoffa! Ciao e grazie per la condivisione.

  2. very cute Jess! Great idea for all those places that I don’t want to take in my diaper bag! Now to just move closer to Disneyland 🙂

  3. Oh! It’s darling. I love the colors of your felt. Toting big bags around because your afraid people have no heart and will steal your stuff is such a pain. Good thinking!

  4. This is sooo cute!

  5. So cute! I’m a minimalist with my wallet (and purse) but still don’t like bringing everything. Love the flower and the colors and that you have an annual pass. 🙂

  6. Cute!!! Thank you for sharing.

  7. That’s super cute! I love the touch that the little flowers add. 🙂

  8. So cute! I love this! Thanx for sharing and giving us step by step pictures!


  9. WOW! Great idea. I am definitely making these as stocking stuffers this year. So lovely 🙂

  10. Love it! Great idea. We leave for DL on Saturday – whoot whoot – and I could definitely use this.

  11. Thanks for the idea…I just made one to match my diaper bag and it was so easy and cute… Thanks again!

  12. Can I just tell you how much I LOVE your style! I think you are amazing and I wish I could meet you! Cheers to you and for sharing your sweet you with me. 🙂

  13. Obrigada, amei esse passo a passo


    Regina Célia

  14. Oh my god, SO cute and SO useful! Will definately be trying this soon <3

  15. Love this! I will be making four or five this weekend for Christmas gifts, never know what to give my Mom, Sister, and Sister-in-law, so excited to have something that they will all use and love.

  16. Love it 😉 Simply and Cute <3

  17. This is great for gift card giving!Thanks for the tute.

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