I made a simple wallet following this tutorial, but I'm not very happy with it. I need to tweak the design to be more useful to me. But as it is, it might be a nice way to give a gift card. It was fast to make, and uses only small scraps of fabric.
Lauren (aged 10) has fallen in love with the bag I made two days ago, and wants to use it for school. So I added a zippered pocket inside, and a button and loop closure. It's really too wide and open to be suitable for a school bag, in my opinion, but she was adamant .... we'll see how they both fare tomorrow.