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A minimalist wallet that holds everything you need and nothing more.

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Top view shown with 5 cards
Top view shown with 5 cards
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Here is where it all began:

I gave my wife a sewing machine for her birthday last year. She was so excited, but little did she know, I was about to become a sewing machine hog.
I gave my wife a sewing machine for her birthday last year. She was so excited, but little did she know, I was about to become a sewing machine hog.
I wanted a smaller more versatile wallet that could make my life easier, so I took over the kitchen table for a month and sewed for hours every night. After realizing it no longer was just a one wallet project, I shifted everything into my office.
I wanted a smaller more versatile wallet that could make my life easier, so I took over the kitchen table for a month and sewed for hours every night. After realizing it no longer was just a one wallet project, I shifted everything into my office.
This was the first wallet I made for myself. This was before it became known as the Crabby Wallet. I am glad it has evolved into something much better.
This was the first wallet I made for myself. This was before it became known as the Crabby Wallet. I am glad it has evolved into something much better.
The first wallet didn't look too good, but I liked the functionality of it. With a lot of trial and error and some coaching from my mom, I was able to make the wallet look, feel, and function better.
The first wallet didn't look too good, but I liked the functionality of it. With a lot of trial and error and some coaching from my mom, I was able to make the wallet look, feel, and function better.
I sketched out a better version of the wallet and started on round two.
I sketched out a better version of the wallet and started on round two.
After I hand sketched the wallet, I opened Illustrator to create a version that would allow me to move the pieces around.
After I hand sketched the wallet, I opened Illustrator to create a version that would allow me to move the pieces around.
I made some changes and then created a pattern to start making wallets for my friends and family.
I made some changes and then created a pattern to start making wallets for my friends and family.
This is the first batch of wallets that I made for other people to test and give feedback. (The long keyring loops are attached to these wallets, but the picture is too dark to see them and they are tucked in the front pocket).
This is the first batch of wallets that I made for other people to test and give feedback. (The long keyring loops are attached to these wallets, but the picture is too dark to see them and they are tucked in the front pocket).
My wife posted this Instagram of my wallets requesting people to test them. I mailed them out and received some feedback on the wallets.
My wife posted this Instagram of my wallets requesting people to test them. I mailed them out and received some feedback on the wallets.
Adding color seemed to be the next appropriate thing to do. I also attached the keyring loop on the inside of the front pocket this round as a different option. I found that the loop was more useful on the outside and smaller.
Adding color seemed to be the next appropriate thing to do. I also attached the keyring loop on the inside of the front pocket this round as a different option. I found that the loop was more useful on the outside and smaller.
At this stage, the crab comes in. Most people know me as "Crabby" (derived from my last name). Everyone naturally started calling it the Crabby Wallet. The name stuck, and I knew I had to mark the wallet with a crab.
At this stage, the crab comes in. Most people know me as "Crabby" (derived from my last name). Everyone naturally started calling it the Crabby Wallet. The name stuck, and I knew I had to mark the wallet with a crab.
I didn't have the equipment to put the crab on the wallet, so I started making connections with some manufacturers to see how it could be done. This is the prototype they sent back with a crab embroidered on it.
I didn't have the equipment to put the crab on the wallet, so I started making connections with some manufacturers to see how it could be done. This is the prototype they sent back with a crab embroidered on it.
With a prototype on hand, I needed some pictures and video for Kickstarter. I bought some PVC, white bed sheets, umbrellas, and some tripods to put together a shooting studio in my office.
With a prototype on hand, I needed some pictures and video for Kickstarter. I bought some PVC, white bed sheets, umbrellas, and some tripods to put together a shooting studio in my office.
Here are the final wallet options for Kickstarter backers. All of the wallets I made were of colors I found at local craft stores. With your backing I will be able to have the wallets manufactured in regular solid colors.
Here are the final wallet options for Kickstarter backers. All of the wallets I made were of colors I found at local craft stores. With your backing I will be able to have the wallets manufactured in regular solid colors.

Wallet Specs: 

  • Dimensions- 3 7/16" x 2" x 1/8" 
  • Material- Elastic
  • Pockets - 2 
  • Attachment loop
  • Card securing band (can fit over an iphone)
  • Capacity- 10+ Cards 
  • Colors- Red, Orange, Yellow, Green, Blue, Purple, Pink, Grey, Black

True Story: 

My friend lost his credit card in his wallet.

My wife and I recently returned home from a vacation to California with some friends. As we were getting ready to board our flight, my friend couldn't find his credit card. He contacted the rental car company thinking he had left it in the car after filling up with gas. The rental company double checked the car, but found nothing. My friend searched his wallet over and over again, but still couldn't find it. Fearful he would have to cancel his card, he resorted to emptying all of the contents of his wallet while seated on the plane. I was amazed at the heaping pile of stuff that came out. Luckily for my friend, he found his credit card hidden deep in his wallet.

For me, the vacation went smoothly using my Crabby Wallet. In fact, it was more convenient than I had ever expected. Clearing security at the airport was easier than ever with my car key and phone securely bundled with my wallet. My ID was easily accessible when required.

While at the theme parks in California, I had everything I needed and nothing more all in my front pocket with my Crabby Wallet. The wallet made the trip so simple. All of the park's reentry tickets and fast pass tickets slid easily into the front access pocket. Needless to say, I didn't lose my credit card in my wallet unlike my friend. I did however, lose my wedding ring. I guess I should have attached it to my Crabby Wallet somehow.

Goal:

Have enough backers to put a crab in your pocket!

Risks and challenges Learn about accountability on Kickstarter

I know that timely fulfillment of rewards is extremely important to backers. I have already identified time and resources needed to complete this project if it exceeds my $10,000 goal . Initial relationships have already been cultivated with manufacturers who I worked with to place the crab on the wallet. Fulfillment requires a team of people. The Crabby Wallet team is organized and are just as committed to rewarding your pledges as I am.

I really hope to get your rewards to you before June, but I am allowing some wiggle room just in case I run into problems.

All I need now is your support. Please let me reward your backing. I am ready to send the Crabby Wallet around the world.

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