Throughout my research in the play stage I found a strong theme of magic when it comes to money e.g. concealing, disappearing, altering. I came across a money flip concept that allows you to place a note on one side and when flipped across (like a page in a book) the note is held in place. When flipped the opposite way the note appears to jump sides.
Below is this concept integrated inside a prototype hand sewn using foam, ribbon, card and plastic.
As further development, I decided to consciously use my current purse to see how easy the design was to use. I found that getting my cards out of the fabric panels proved to be difficult and so I thought of a way to get them out quicker and more efficiently.
Below: Ribbon sewn inside the fabric panels (looped inside) allows the card to removed when pulled. To put the card back in the slot, you simply push it back down.