For Nates class they are doing "Math Matters" and learning about money. I was asked that we provide a wallet for Nate that will stay in the class all year and it needed to hold quite a bit of change. I new right away trying to find one at a store with 3 kids that would hold change and be "cool" was not going to be worth the effort so I headed to the computer and went pattern hunting.
I was so excited when I came across this Boys Wallet over at the very purple person. Fantastic blog by the way!!! She made this one for her son using this pattern from Napkitten Pattern at Etsy. I headed straight over to buy the pattern and unfortunately the shop owner was on vacation. I was so bummed! It was perfect with the little pocket so I decided to just make it on my own. Napkitten is back open now.
The Napkitten Pattern is for a girl's lace wallet and Novita changed it up to make it all boy. I copied everything she did. I added the zipper, did velcro for the pocket, and added the elastic strip to hold it closed. I still like hers a lot better with the cool skull fabric and rustic charm but Nate is happy with his and it works perfectly for what we needed.
Oh, and have you seen Patterns By Figgys new sewing for boys book? Awesome! I can't wait for mine to arive!