I’m in the process of designing an iPhone Wallet with ‘pockets’ for credit cards & notes – because that’s usually what I bring to the grocery store – but I haven’t got anything handy to keep everything nice in the same place.
I made you a little time-lapse sequence of the process to watch.
I like how inner tube is a bit like leather, and think the stitching you get on really nice leather pieces would be good for the inner tube wallet too.
I also wanted to have a smooth inner side to the wallet, so it would be easy to get the iPhone in and out – as I have my grocery list app on the phone – so I’m lining it with nylon stocking.
As I got designing – one of the first challenges I’ve come across, is how to keep it all in place when sewing. I tried double sided tape – but it wouldn’t stick for very long. Probably because of the grease on the tube. So in the end I decided to sow without – and hope for the best.
But there are a few problem points – especially the corners – where the stitching hasn’t quite succeeded.
So I’m on to the next prototype to try and sort that out. Have any suggestions? Let me know in the comments below.
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