Monday, July 23, 2007

A mini version of the wristlet wallet

I have been mulling over a smaller version of this wristlet wallet design -- something useful while traveling. After a few sketches, the dimensions were finalized during my kiddies swimming lessons :)

As for fabric choices , I was looking for a Japanese-y small scale print in a non-unidirectional pattern-- when I saw these cute chicks/ducks at Repodepot! They are about 1/8 th of an inch :)
Features to be included:

- a
dark toned and padded wrist strap - not all my shorts and skirts have pockets and I don't always want my wallet in the bottom of a sandy beach bag! I found this roll of dark charcoal seam binding which coodinated with the navy chicks.

- pockets for ID, credit cards - A vinyl window was sewn onto the interior slip pocket. Another one could have been added on the flap too.

- a zippered pocket for coins and a cell phone - This was the trickiest part. For a wallet this size, a regular pocket would have been too small. The solution was to create an expandable pocket on one side -- it's amazing how this feature increased the storage space and the accessibility.
I loved the overall simplicity (it was fairly easy to sew after all the pieces were cut) and functionality of the finished product.... so why stop at one?


maia (glassbeach) said...

Those are adorable! The expandable pocket is absolute genius. I'm excited to see your next iterations!

TinkerBlue said...

I like the expandable pocket. Very nice.