you might recall from our last post in this series that even though I very much liked the new wallet I designed for my own personal use, I decided that I needed to make some pretty BIG changes in order to publish this wallet pattern because photographically, it looked too much like our 1st wallet pattern, the Walkabout Wallet
So with that backdrop… let me show you the changes that I made for this 2nd prototype! I think you’ll agree, no one’s going to mistake it for any of our previous designs now!
My Samsung S20 Galaxy will even fit in here!
Oh it’s a little tight, but the wallet zips up just fine!
And since mine is one of the larger phones on the market, it should be capable of holding yours too!
And guess what else?
I recently found a supplier for some nifty clear vinyl ID holders and stitched one into the side wall of the Coin Purse which you can see at left. (I’m kinda sick of tired of having to dig my license out of credit card slots.) All I had to do was satin stitch it into place, and VOILA!
So there you have it!
On my list of things I’d like to improve for next time… I think I’d like for this wallet to open up a bit wider for easier access. I also think it could stand to be just a tad wider. The dollar bills fit OK into the paper money slot, but just for ease-of-usage it wouldn’t hurt to widen the whole bag a bit… say 1/2″ and additionally. I think it I could easily reduce the height of this wallet and make it about a 1/2″ shorter.
And now, it’s YOUR turn!
What do YOU think of the changes I’ve made to this design? I’d be interested in hearing your comments and please stay tuned for the next post in this series when I plan on showing you our first true show sample on the road to our next new pattern!
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Like this fabric and the striped lining. Good size; could be used as purse or inside larger purse as wallet.
thanks Nina! I agree! Its very versatile! 🙂
Love the fabric!
I love the fabric, the design, and the clear holder. I agree that it could be a tad wider and shorter and still look wonderful!
Thanks Beth! I can’t wait to show you the next sample!
This looks great! And I’m sure it will be even better once you’ve adjusted the size. I do love a well-designed wallet!
Me too Kathryn! 🙂
I like the changes you made and also like the next modifications for making it a tad wider (I thought the bills looked a bit tight in the picture. I also like the ID slot for your license and am wondering if it is big enough to hold my registrations? What about adding a zippered pocket on the outside of the wallet? I am so looking forward to making this one!
Hmmm…. What registrations are you referring to?
I love it, even if it gets a little size adjustment. But I’d still like a second outside pocket, with a zipper please! That way I can have keys in one, and phone in the other!
Hmmm… I’m not entirely sold on another zippered pocket on the outside as I’m trying to keep this profile THIN. But do stay tuned to what happens next? 🙂
I do like the slip pocket on the outside…perfect for a kleenex. I agree with the change in dimensions. If the purchaser wish to make any other dimension changes it would be very easy. Hurry with the pattdrn!
I can’t promise to hurry. We have a nice vacation coming up in late May, but then I’m pretty wide open with no shows until late October.
I love the style and the fabric. Great job.
Thanks so much Diane! 🙂