This instructable is very easy; I'm making mine on-the-go with just my hands as you will on your travels. I'll show you how to make the simplest (and for me the most effective) paper money wallet.
You will need:
• A free tourist's map (usually A3 sized).
• Scissors (optional - if you're not comfortable with tearing).
• Thanks to WatchingWoolykal for your fantastic plain-paper wallet build video.
Step 1: Folding
All folds are inwards (up towards yourself, then flat), so it's nice and easy to remember.
With your map in portrait orientation, fold it in half (top down to the bottom). Then open the map out again. You'll have a centre line as shown in the 2nd photo.
Now fold the bottom edge up to your centre line (3rd photo) and the top edge down to the centre line, quartering the map vertically (4th photo). The result can be seen in the 5th photo.
Finally, fold the map in half crossways (last photo).
Step 2: Tearing
Make tears along your quarter lines, from each edge to the first fold that crosses it. For ease, these are the blue dotted lines in the 3rd photo, making 6 tears in total. You can see an example in the 4th photo. Do these tears as straight as you can and along the fold lines; accuracy makes the wallet easier to assemble.
I'm not gong to add a centre-fold pocket as many others do because in my experience cards fall out of those pockets - better to keep everything in the top pocket.
Step 3: Assembly
From side-on, you have two halves, each with pocket and a flap. One flap is toward the middle and the other toward outside. As shown in the 2nd picture, fold the innermost flap across the centre and tuck it into the opposite pocket (1). Then take the outermost flap and fold it across the middle into the remaining pocket (2). Repeat on the other end of the wallet.
That's it! Your map wallet is now held securely together, ready for your stash. Happy travels!