Sunday, August 12, 2012

Make My Week #33 - Wrist Wallets or Money Cuffs


Not sure of the exact technical term for these but I hadn't really thought much of them until we started doing pocket-money.
Suddenly my guys need to take money places and even though the big one has a wallet and they often have pockets - it's just one more thing to lose or leave somewhere. Modelled with kind of photo you're pleased you didn't pay for!

Enter the wrist wallet - velcro on and off with a wee zip to hold money or other very small treasures.
I made them from fabric the boys had chosen 'lighting N'Queen' and Dr Seuss. Find similar Dr S fabric here.


On Friday when they got up there was a little package waiting for them both at their places for breakfast.
These versions are fully lined and..... I followed an online tutorial!!! I know Juliet will be very proud of me - online tutorials freak me out a bit but this one was very simple. You can find it here.
The boys can put them on without any help too which is great as well.

I am really pleased with these - I can see they might make a feature on the birthday present list. I made 2 extras because it always takes so much longer to make one individually than several at once.
It's also another pin real life where you take some inspiration on your pinterest board - here's the board, and you actually do something with it. You can find all sorts of my inspiration on pinterest and follow along if you want to.

I think an adult version would be great too if you were a running/walking type and just wanted a house key (and maybe some $ for a coffee along the way)

What do you think? Would you wear one?

14 comments:

tartankiwi said...

Oh so proud my dear!!! Great job!
... See, online tutorials are really not that scary :-)

Fruitful Fusion said...

I think they're great! Wish I could make some! I LOVE pinterest!

the domestic fringe said...

What a cute idea! Love these. They are perfect for kids. Nice job.
~FringeGirl

m.e (Cathie) said...

wow, such a wonderful idea for little ones!
my kids would definitely wear one

Andrew and Rachel's Mum said...

Looks great. I think I might try making a few for Christmas presents.

Hootnz said...

I made some of these a couple of years ago for christmas, and my boys loved them...they would look great in leather for men I reckon.

O'Quilts said...

Thank u for this link...your cuffs are adorable..and you have 5 children..wow I do not see where you are located..

Miriam said...

ha ha thanks - still taking it slowly - you never know though!

Miriam said...

thanks so much I think they make a great idea

Miriam said...

thank you - I am really pleased

Miriam said...

awesome - thank you

Miriam said...

you should you'll find them easy!

Miriam said...

That could be great although I have very little experience with leather sewing

Miriam said...

No not 5 children - just 2! We are in Christchurch, New Zealand