I did not invent this thing. It's been done before! But then.... Wallets have been around since paper money.

I'm going to show you how you too can make a magic wallet. Some sewing skill is helpful, but not required. You can make this by gluing two sets of two firm sections with the ribbons between them or sew a leather or vinyl covering. The latter is the technique I used.

Step 1: Gather Supplies

To do the covered wallet you'll need:

Cardboard Any box should do...
Vinyl or leather An old purse works nicely for this...
Strapping This should be rugged. I used the strap from an old 35mm camera. An old Lanyard my do too.
Glue You may need this. I didn't
Sewing Thread and needle Not pictured, but it's what I used...
very, very nice. thank you for sharing!
I love this instructable. It is really quite nice.
Okay. I have everything but money.
Lots of tags and very helpful really a good ible ! LOVED IT (inspired to make me one)
Two words: Kick. Freaking-ass!
isnt that (kind of(?)) 3 words?<br />
Not when there's a hyphen. Hyphens are magic.
good idea http://www.vernabridal.com/
Nice! I have just found a really cool site that teaches amazing magic for free: http://member.freemagictricks4u.com/?members-area=652
You can make one from duct tape <a href="http://www.instructables.com/id/Magic-Duct-Tape-Wallet/" rel="nofollow">www.instructables.com/id/Magic-Duct-Tape-Wallet/</a>
Lol, I just bought one today at old navy for $5<br />
<p>Thats a great idea!!<br /> I have used a rubber - band and clued the sides hehe wallet lasted 3 hours so&nbsp;I then went online and purchased a proper one form Australia. If your wallet also sucks check out <a href="http://www.lukegan.com">www.lukegan.com</a></p>
I just made a test one out of some cardboard and some string. Works like a charm. Might make one out of a pair of floppies soon as they seem the right size to begin with :) Now I just need to figure out how to release the crazy purple knockout gas if someone opens it the wrong way :D
my house, is filled with, this crap, shows up in, bubble-rap, most every day, i bought it on EEEBBBAAAYYY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
from some guy i never met in Norway, found him on e-bay
I am the type who is liable to snipe you, With two seconds left to go, whoa! Got Paypal or Visa, what ever'll please ya... As long as I've got the dough!!!
I'll buy... your tchotchkes, Sell me... your watch, please. I'll buy I'll buy, I'll buy, I'll buy... I'm highest bidder now! (LOL!)
Junk pizza hiding in the mail! From that, world wide garage sale! Hey, a dukes of hazards ash tray yay! I bought on ebay.
Junk pizza hiding in the mail! From that, world wide garage sale! Hey, a dukes of hazards ash tray yay! I bought on ebay.
love that song
that song is by wierd al. i sang it for a singing contest. i had everything on the list of junk from that song to show the audiance, and LOTS of bubble warp. YAY BUBBLE WARP! I love wierd al songs
sorry i meant YAY BUBBLE WRAP!
A used... pink bathrobe, A rare... mint snowglobe, A Smurf... TV tray... I bought on eBay!
btw, i used shoelaces and it worked fine!
stop the text singing!
a farro-foster poster pez dispensers and a toaster
Pretty sweet I made an instructable too on this!!! Check out <strong>Inside-out vachetta wallet</strong>!!!<br/>
Sweet... tomorrow i will have plenty of extra birthday wrapping paper and string, and i already have boxes... B-day wallet, here i come!
consider selling this great idea
he didnt make it
Erm, what's the go with coins?
you can put a pocket on the back, thats what i did
same wallet in how to make video -<br/><a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.metacafe.com/watch/801600/clever_wallet_2_0/">http://www.metacafe.com/watch/801600/clever_wallet_2_0/</a><br/>
i love these things! I've made a slew of them ...but instead ...i use elastic ...that way your wallet can keep expanding ...i also put a slit on either side for cards.
awesome. i think the straps should be cut to at least 5", to make sure they're sewn in snugly.
Thanks for this great instructable. All my friends want one.
I love these things, I made them all the time in Cub Scouts!
i give you an A and a + because this is plain awesome
hey i had one of these made i plywood though...it was called a hillbilly wallet which just gives it a bad name.... hill billies arent smart enough to know how it works anyway
dude this is awsome
Cool. very cool. i love your instructables. they are very well put together. ~Twisted
Simple and nice. :)
just to clarify: In step 5, side 1 is on the right side. In step 6 side one is on the left side. Hope this deconfuzes some people. I looked at it for 15 mins before realizing it :P
Thanks imonsel. I didn't realize I'd flipped it and should have identified the sides.
i am confused with pictures 2,3 and 4 for step 7, how does the wallet magically grab the money when all you do is close, and open it the same way, do you mean you open it from behind, and the 2 wide straps slip around the wad of cash, as the cross grabs it?
Quote from Step 7: <em>Open the wallet. Place your money on one side. Close the wallet and open it the other way. Magically your money is held tight no mater which way you open the wallet!</em><br/>

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