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In this instrucable I will show you how to make a wallet out of a bicycle inner tube. I based the design off a duct tape wallet I made a while ago. Hope this works for you!

you'll need:

-Bicycle inner tube ( you only need a two foot strip)
-sharp scissors
-sewing machine
 
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Step 1: Prepare the Tube

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First get your tube and cut it right down the middle, then cut off a 2 ft. section, now make sure the tube section is clean, I had to wash mine to get the white dust stuff off. Then cut that piece down the middle and you should have two strips, 2ft x 2in.

Step 2: Cutting the Body

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Now cut from the 2 ft. sections 4 pieces that measure 71/4in. x 2in., so you should have four 71/4 in. x 2in. pieces. these four pieces are going to be the wallet body, next I will show you how to make the pockets

Step 3: Cutting the Pockets

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Now to make the credit card pockets cut three pieces of tube with the length and width of 31/2in. x 2in.. To make the change pocket cut a piece of tube 33/4 in. x 2 1/2in. now you are done cutting stuff out so now you'll have to sew it all together

Step 4: Sewing the Body

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Once everything is cut out you have to sew everything together, so to start i'll show you how to sew the body of the wallet together.
           Now take two of the four body pieces and sew them together lengthwise, then repeat this with the other two strips, now you should have to strips, don't sew them together yet. Sewing bike tubes can be really hard and frustrating and some sewing machines cant handle doing it.
eastney4 years ago
cool gear guys...LOL
it helps the recycling program...go green!!1
Brilliant Idea, might try it soon :D
Emsaid (author)  rossjolliffe4 years ago
i would suggest buying the cheaper bike tubes that arnt shaped to fit better, get the flat ones so your wallet doesnt get all wavy
Dr. Pepper4 years ago
good job