Friday, March 9, 2012
I had been carrying a Teeny Weeny Shara for a couple of months, and I had noticed the slight tear in my coin purse flap. So we took the wallet apart and tried out different ways of doing the flap. It occurred to us that the tear seemed to happen only when the coin purse was made of clear plastic, never when it was made of woven plastic. After testing various materials, pulling them and twisting them and trying to rip them apart, we had a bolt-of-lightning insight: the real problem was the right angle! And we could easily get rid of that devilish angle by making the flap separate from the body of the coin purse.
The drawing above as well as the photo show the existence of the two pockets. My grandson Jacob suggested we make the flap on his wallet solid so that no one could see that there was a second compartment under there. We liked that idea for his wallet, which had a solid red coin purse. But for wallets like the chicken one above that have designs on the front of the coin purse, we need clear flaps to avoid cutting off the chicken's head with the solid flap. But here's a solution: we will put a Velcro strip inside the top of the secret compartment so that it stays closed until the owner pulls it open.
One more thing-- if you are the owner of a Shara that develops problems in the coin purse flap after a few months, send the wallet back to us and we will fix it. Email us for return shipping details. Satisfaction guaranteed!