Whew! This is truly going to challenge my abilities to get things done in time for each post! I am finding, though that I really enjoy working with my sewing machine for gifts though. This project I geared for a younger boy, but found that my teenager was asking if he could have it when I finished. I did borrow the idea from another blog - Noodlehead. Her tutorial is great, so go ahead and give her a shout out and use her step-by-step directions.A few things that I did change was to use denim instead of suit material on my wallets (The one on the right shows that.) I wanted it to be durable, and thought that denim fit the bill. the mistake I made was to use denim on the outside and then camouflage denim on the inside, making the wallet very thick and hard to sew on. In fact, I had to make an emergency trip to Walmart in the middle to get new needles for my machine!
I loved the idea of the camo in the middle of the wallet, because my son loves camo. I think it is a right of passage for boys.
Cute how the grommets show the money through on the top. This is the wallet I made with the suit material. I did use smaller grommets than Noodlehead did, because I didn't want the wallet to be so bulky in the pocket. My husband always complains about the backache he gets from his wallet on one side when he sits - so I didn't want to start them early!
There you go, Day 6 of Christmas Gifts! If you don't want to make one yourself, consider supporting my Etsy Shop and giving some handmade gifts this year. I am listing that denim wallet on the right side of the picture. Also, show the love to my favorite blogs that I link up to by checking them out from my right bar over there.