My youngest, Olivia, LOVES getting into my purse. If it is anywhere within reach she WILL find it and will empty its entire contents onto the floor.
I decided it was time for her to have her own little purse that she could tear apart. So I made this sweet little purse:
Nothing special – regular cotton fabric for the outside, flannel for a soft, cozy inside and some straps.
But what does a little princess carry inside her purse?
Her cell (OF COURSE), a comb and a Twallet. Wait, what? What’s a TWALLET? A Toddler Wallet of course! I took inspiration from my felt fairy wallet and made a simple, fold in half wallet with one large pocket for “bills” and two small pockets for her cards (what baby doesn’t leave home without a hotel key and Toy’s R Us Rewards card?).
I then put together a few fabric bills using cotton fabric. I appliqued ones onto the front of the bills, added cellophane sandwiched in between the two layers. Sewed them together, leaving a 3″ gap along the bottom. Turn them right side out, top stictch and you’ve got some fun, crinkly bills.
This is a great toy for her to use to imitate mommy, so it really keeps her attention. I love to watch as she combs her hair with big smiles. 😉
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“Sew” cute, Kim!!! She looks adorable with it over her shoulder. 🙂
Oh this is too, too cute! I love that you made the little “twallet” too. Great idea.
Your little one is just darling too. 🙂
That is such a cute idea. I love the money you made. I might have to make a twallet for my little man. Would it be ok for me to make one, put it on my blog, and send the credit back to your page? My little man loves my wallet, ok, love is not a strong enough word, he’s obsessed with it! And I got a big box of felt from my mom that I’m itching to use.
Beth at Sand to Pearl
Beth – DEFINITELY OK! And you will have to stop back by on Thurs if you love the girl version… because my son loved this one so much he requested I make him a Batman one and I’ll share it during the WALBMO party! He gets to hold real money in his though. 🙂
what pattern did you use for your purse in the picture? love that. such a cute idea for little girls. great job.
Heather- No Pattern. Just made it up as I went. I had an idea for a shape, drew it onto paper and went with it. 😉
Kim, visiting from Skip to my Lou. Very cute. I have a little one who loves purses too. The wallet and money idea would be a great addition to her stash of girlie toys. Thanks for the idea.
OH my gosh. I LOVE both of those. I wasn’t following your blog back when you created that adorable wallet but I’d sure love to have a tutorial on both that purse and the twallet. I have a granddaughter that just turned 3 yrs old yesterday that would love those.
Every woman must have her purse…she is so cute!
seriously this is just beyond cute and i have two little girls who likes to do that to mommy so you know what i’m linking you over to my blog and doing the same making some little purses for my sweeties thanks for sharing. I also have tons of little girl tutorials if you ever want to stop by 🙂
This is great! I found your blog just today over at Twelve Crafts till Christmas. I followed too 🙂 I’m ALWAYS looking for great sewing crafts as that’s my skill. I don’t do much else :/ I have a blog showcasing my bags. I’d love for you to come and see! This week I’m doing my first giveaway…I’m trying to give away two of my one of a kind bags. Anyway, come on over if you’d like to take a look…
How adorable and what a really cute idea. I love that you added the cellophane to make the bills “crinkly”. Your daughter is very blessed to have a mom like you.
What a great idea. I love your pretend credit cards for the wallet. I just started following your blog less than a month ago. Thanks for your great posts.
Totally cute and funny! Little boys would also love a macho twallet, I need to make one for my nephew.
Great idea and totally cute! My daughter used to carry around a litte purse. I should have had a twallet for her back then!
I made it! And it looks SO adorable! I have it up on the blog: http://sandtopearl.blogspot.com/2010/09/twallet.html
Thanks so much! I’m also making another one for my little nephew’s birthday. So fabulous.