A few weeks ago my little boy asked me to make him a wallet. I (bad mommy) promptly forgot! Today he reminded me when he found his Lego Official Builder Licence (which the kids received as birthday party favors last weekend) and wanted a special place to put it. I had a little time on my hands and decided to get right down to business. I chose to use the Basic Boy’s Wallet tutorial from Noodlehead. I liked the accordion fold pockets and I thought that the style of this one was most like Daddy’s. I thought he’d appreciate that the most. I also liked the way she chose to decorate the wallet, although I didn’t use her decorations ideas. I did find several other tutorials that I liked with different features, they are listed at the end of this post.
I had some Lego Fabric from Spoonflower leftover from the gift bags for Caleb’s party that I decided to use for the lining. I used some dark denim for the outer layer and fussy-cut a minifig head for the decoration on the front of the wallet. The denim was a little stiffer than the suiting fabric recommended by Noodlehead, so it was a little bit difficult to sew, but not so difficult that I had to give up. The whole project took me about an hour and my little man is thrilled!
As promised, here a few of the other tutorials that I found. I might consider making these in the future:
RePlayGround | Shirt Cuff Wallet - Clever wallet that uses the cuff of a men’s button-down shirt. Uses the button on the cuff as a wallet closure and has an unfinished edge on the sleeve side of the cuff.
Lola Nova | Summer Wallet Tutorial - This wallet is quite basic like the one from Noodlehead. Has a button closure and uses separate pieces of fabric for the card pockets for a scrappy look.
::verypurpleperson:: | Boy’s Wallet - I love this wallet, but it had a few more features than I wanted to tackle today. Has a zipper pouch on the outside, an elastic for closure, and has a hook-and-loop closure pocket for coins.