I've had it in my head to make a smaller wallet for a while now. I want it to be a design that can work for men and women. Yesterday I had a go at it... OK, I had two goes at it.
- The zipper pulled out of the seam. BUMMER!
- When I had my dad try it out he had a hard time getting it to close with all his cards in it. The problem was the space between the pockets wasn't big enough with the bulk all the stacked up cards created when the wallet was folded together.
- I think the jeans are too thick for a wallet that should fit in someones pocket.
|Cards are too cramped|
|Zip pulled out|
|plenty of space for cards|
I spent some time pondering and then got to work on the second wallet. The design is essentially the same just the measurements got a rework. I tried slacks instead of jeans for this one, I'm going to give that a fail. I don't think the material is durable enough to use for a wallet. I might be able to reinforce it, but that would add more bulk to a wallet that I am trying to make less bulky.
The construction of this attempt was much better.
- The zipper is secure.
- There is plenty of space between the card pockets.
- The wallet folds even when filled with cards.
- I added a new pocket.
- The bulk was cut down dramatically.
- The slack material isn't very sturdy. I don't like that the seam allowances show through the fabric.
- I'm not sold on the placement of the zipper.
|bill pocket and receipt pocket...|
I love the challenge of designing a new item. It's fun, exciting and at times so freaking frustrating I want to give up and throw it all in the trash. The good, the bad, and the ugly, it's all part of the story.
|bulky bottom edge|
|seam allowance shows through|