Snap Trap Wallet {for the boys!}

I feel like I am always sewing for my girls, but not as often for my boys. So when the need arose for a project for the little men of my life, I was excited to get to work. We had a yard sale recently and the kids had a lemonade stand set up. They were absolutely darling and did a great job. And when it was all said and done, they needed a place to store their little pile of cash.
So I decided to make them each a wallet.
Do you remember the slap bracelets we had as kids? Well, they are back and this wallet utilizes the “slap” function in keeping the top pocket closed. And do you know what you use to make it snap? A metal measuring tape! You learn something new every day! Thanks to Just Another Hang Up‘s tutorial, I was able to make these wallets for them and they were perfect for their needs.
A zippered pocket on the front…
With a slap style closure on the top.
Perfect for their bills and coins….
And an area for gum or a small toy.
(The slap closure secure enough for larger items, but not for coins.)
Aaron thought it was just about the coolest thing and couldn’t figure out how I did it. Was it a snap? Was it magnetic? Magic?
Nope, just a measuring tape!
I can see myself making these for birthday  gifts for the kid’s friends. Maybe with a few bills stashed inside the pocket and a treat inside the snap pocket. Perfect! and such a great way to use up some scrap fabric.


  1. says

    Hi Brandy!
    I clicked over last night from A Mom, Money and More, and I’m SO happy I did!!

    I should be too embarrassed to even tell you this, but I read back through your ENTIRE archives! Like I said, I started last night, but had to stop after almost 2 hours because we had dinner plans. Then, the first thing I did this morning was come back where I left off. Here I am an hour later!

    I’m adding you to my blogroll right now! :)

    Your children are beautiful, by the way.

    You have inspired me to dig out my sewing machine, which I never learned to use in the first place, and finally DO something with it. Maybe I should start with a class…. 😉

  2. says

    That’s such a great idea! I’d seen the ruler idea used on purses and sewing bags, but never thought of using it for wallets for the boys.

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