My kids love these! Little guy always loses his money. Since we will spend most of July on vacation in various places I knew that I needed to find something to help him keep it together. I found a great tutorial for a lunch money cuff at this website
Her tutorial is FANTASTIC! It is easy to follow and literally only takes about 10 or 15 minutes to make. The best part is that all you need is fabric scraps.
I made them for our cousins that we will see on vacation, too! These would be great for birthday or back to school gifts with a little something extra tucked inside.
The only changes I made was using interfacing to back the entire exposed front panel. It adds a little more stability. I also made two button closures on each one rather than the Velcro-it's what I had on hand. I couldn't find any zippers shorter than 12", so I just measured how much I needed and stitched back and forth at that point to create the right length. Then, just trimmed off the excess.
Little guy hasn't taken his off in three days. Success!