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Tapes degrade over time... the sound sucks on most of them, and my tape player is broken.

BUT they still look cool!

So this funky blue tape is now a wallet.
As illustrated, this wallet will make you wealthy (and yes, that is real money) (and no, you can't have some).

I was inspired by

http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=113031.0;topicseen
and
http://www.craftzine.com/blog/archive/2007/04/cassette_wallet.html

Step 1: Gather the stuff

What!? you don't have funky colored tapes lying around waiting to be re-fashioned?

Fine. Do what I did and hit up the thrift store...

You'll need:
Some old tapes
Pliers
Screwdrivers (small)
Hot glue gun (and glue sticks)
Scissors
a sewing machine or needle and thread
Small scraps of cloth
A zipper (or buttons, or whatever other closure you can dream up).

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Poor cassette tape. Incase you wonder about audio quality, MP3 is below cassette.
designboom has the same thing for $39, which is ridiculous. I have to try this :D<br/><br/><a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.designboom.com/shop/cassettewallet.html">http://www.designboom.com/shop/cassettewallet.html</a><br/>
that is realy awesome...
so it's a tape glued to a change purse....... i've never entirely understood why more than a rubber band was necessary.. i mean.. what are people carrying in their wallets that they require more than a rubberband.... somone should make cool rubberbands to use as wallets.
Really cool idea! Retro. I like it.
Awesome work! I for some reason couldn't find my cassettes (go fig) But I happened across a mini tape that had the tape film cut.I simply made a mini version of this using felt and a velcro dot. It's not really productive but I turned it into a key chain from an old plushy key chain ( he came off ) Thanks for the instructable! <sup></sup><br/>
nice, i wonder if i could make a regular folding walet (im a guy) but good idea to use the old casset
Sure you could. You could just use an old cassette to modify an inexpensive canvas wallet. I would just find one the right size and glue the cleaned out cassette to either side.
And to think I wasn't inspired by neither of those.... then again my design differs :)

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