Thursday, September 25, 2008

Wonder No More


Okay ~ that's not really true. I love the Wonder Wallet by Lazy Girl Designs. It's one of my favorite things to make. I've made more than I could ever count. Given away dozens and use them myself all the time. I make one for every purse I use. The down side is that I can't sell them due to copyright issues. I make and sell quite a few purses ~ mostly screen bags and I'm asked all the time if I would make/sell them a wallet to match so I've come up with a design of my own. I have the utmost respect for Joan Hawley and her patterns ~ they are some of the easiest and prettiest bags etc. I've ever used ~ and I have no plans on marketing my own design at this point in my life. It's just my solution to my customer requests. I came up with the idea based on a book cover that I made up a few years ago.DSC03786 One side has a clear pocket for your driver's license and the other has a plain pocket for credit cards, money, etc. It folds in the middle and closes with elastic that hooks onto a button. It's a bit smaller than the wonder wallet and doesn't have as many pockets but it does hold just as much and now you don't have to take your id out of your wallet to show it. I'd love to hear what you think ~ both good and bad cause there is always room for improvement. DSC03783 Now this is just my prototype...
That big pocket there just screams for some embellishment ~ maybe some embroidery or ribbon ~ even just a fancy top stitch. Maybe inserting a grommet and keyring? I'm also thinking of doing something more fun with the buttons.
I guess the highest compliment came from my husband who told me, in the right fabrics, he would carry one. COOL!
Well back to the sewing room to see what else I can come up with.

5 comments:

Bella said...

I LOVE your wallet...GREAT DESIGN! and I'd buy the pattern when you choose to market and sell it.

Sandra said...

I love it too - especially the clear pocket for a drivers license - and I don't even HAVE a drivers license, lol! That section would also be good for monthly bus passes!

On the big pocket, what about adding a centred smaller pocket as wide as, but a little bit shorter than, a credit card, so people could have their favorite credit card right at their fingertips (for fast shopping! LOL!) ... I also would like a "closable" pocket for change/bus tokens etc., so I wonder ... on the side where the clear plastic is, if the spot for the drivers license could be one pocket, and then behind it is another pocket that could velcro closed?

It's great, Barb - I can just see this as a fabulous addition to your great bags - you're so creative!

Regina said...

That's a great design!!!

jillytacy said...

Wow it looks great! I think the best thing is to use it yourself or get a friend to use it and give you feedback, then tweak the design if you need to.

Mom Taxi Julie said...

Cute!