I first discovered the Boon Wallet by XOXO Lauren on the Tops & Bobbins website. It’s been on my ‘to buy’ list for a while, and yet? I still haven’t got the templates. The other day, though I did finally buy the pattern and once I looked at it knew I had to make one RIGHT AWAY. It looked very uncomplicated, which I love. I love making wallets, but hate folding all those card pockets.
I used a trio of fabrics originally ordered from Spoonflower for a custom order. There was more than enough for this project.
This thing is so simple and so smartly designed. I love this pattern because it’s not fussy and goes together quickly and the finishing is super easy and well done.
And? It takes such a small piece of accent vinyl/leather/cork that one 8×11 peice is enough with a bit left over, which I love. Overall it doesn’t take a lof of fabric and I was able to cut it out easily out of scrap.
I did change the way the zipper pocket inside is done. The instructions tell you to just insert a set in zipper, like you would the pocket on the outside of a bag… which made no snese to me. So I set it in like the instructions in the Wisteria Wallet. I’m a pro at those pockets (I’ve made about two dozen of those), so it made this wallet zip along quicker.
I love this wallet! I’m so pleased with how quickly and nicely it sewed up and really bothered I didn’t make one sooner! I can see myself making a few to match projects because it doesn’t take too much material or time wise!
prints from Spoonflower
Boon Pattern from XOXO Lauren
zipper from Zip-It
Gray cork scrap from Sew Sweetness