Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Large Pursellet

This is my small pursellet that I designed several years ago and has been my go to wallet. It is a wallet and coin purse. It holds all my cards (I have over 18 different cards - no credit cards!) and my bills plus my coins. The bills have to be folded in half in order to fit inside. For a while, I’ve been wondering about making a pursellet that could hold bills that didn’t need to be folded. Well, someone else saw this and had the same thought, so I decided to make a larger pursellet and it took me 5 tries until I finally got what I wanted.

Here is the first attempt. It measures 7 ¼” x 4 ½”. The card pocket wasn’t long enough for the cards to be placed side by side.

The second attempt - measures 8” x 4”. The cards could not fit into the pockets, I had to make the pursellet bigger.

The third attempt - measures 8” x 4 ½”. I made it bigger, but messed up on the pockets. I ditched it, which is why it’s unfinished. I was trying to make the card pocket so the cards went in head first.

The fourth attempt - measures 8” x 4 ½”, I got the pockets right and everything fits! The cards go in head first and there’s plenty of head room to zip it up. As I was doing the final touches to it, I realized that it is fairly large - not sure if someone would want to carry around something that large, so I redid it again.

Tada!! The fifth and final try - measures 7 x 4 ½”. This is perfect, not too big and not too small and I can get everything I want in it. I could probably put my cell phone in there too along with the coins.

Here are other pics to show off it's details:

Card pocket: left side has 12 cards - right side has 6 cards


Unfolded bills and coins

Boxed corners make the inside roomy

Hand painted bead helps to make a nice zipper pull

**Check out what others are saying about my Pursellet here.

Here's a comparison between the small and large pursellet so you can see the difference:

Small is 6" x 3-1/2"/Large is 7" x 4-1/2"

So, after about 4 days of thinking and reconfiguring, I have a large pursellet. I need to make more because these will definitely be up for sale - but first, I need to go buy more zippers!


JOSEPH said...

This is so stinkin' cute! I love it! I miss the small purse days, a few years off yet as my purse doubles as a diaper/kid bag!

Jill said...

Brilliant! I love the black and white fabric!
Found you through!

I would love if you came over and linked this project to my weekly Round Tuit party at:
Have a great week!
Jill @ Creating my way to Success