Handmade Leather Artisan - Page 25
pretty much what you said..
just store your cash in the ------> side pockets like you said. keep about 10 seperate bills. any more than 10 will cause bulkiness.
for easy access, fold 10 bills seperately and organize it. that way you can just count how many bills you need when the bills are inside side pockets without pulling the entire cash and unfolding, count money, folding , putting in the side pocket.