Introduction: High Quality Duct Tape Wallet (with Check Pocket!)

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I discovered the Duct Tape Wallets here at and decide to make my own design. If you want a high quality wallet, please consider in read this instructable. I have taked many pics to help you to try it out! Yet, forgive possible English language mistakes, because I am brazilian, ok?

Enjoy this instructable and please send me your apreciations or comments!

Step 1: Material List

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- Paper cover of any book
- Duct Tape (sure)
- Scissors (or swiss army knife)
- Credit cards or any other plastic cards
- your checks book

Step 2: First Pocket (checks Book Pocket)

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The first thing you must to do is the main body of the wallet, that will be used to hold your checks book. Take the paper cover and cut a piece that have 2X the size of your checks book.

Cover one side of the paper with duct tape. Fold the paper in the middle and, with the paper folded, cover the other side with duct tape.

Now you need to cover the opened side of the paper with duct tape, in order to make a "pocket". Insert the excess of duct tape inside the pocket.

Cover the last side of the pocket with duct tape. At last, cover all pocket and trim the excess.

Step 3: Second Pocket (money Pocket)

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Take a money note and measure the size of it over the the checks book pocket. Cut another piece of paper, that must to be smaller in tall than the first pocket.

Cover all paper with duct tape. On the bottom side, place a piece of duct tape and leave half size out. Use it to fix the first pocket and this one together, like in the pic. Trim the excess of the closed side and put the excess of the opened side inside the first pocket.

The next step is to fix the sides. Use duct tape to fix the sides, but trim the duct tape to cover the exact size of this second pocket. Insert the excess inside the second pocket and trim the external excesses.

Step 4: Third Pocket (the Cards Holders)

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The next step is to make the cards holder. For a duct tape wallet, I think three cards is a good number.

Take another piece of paper that have the same high of the second pocket, but with a bit small than the full size of the wallet.

Cover all the paper with duct tape. Take a piece of duct tape and fold it almost in the middle, leaving a small part of glue out. Place this piece on the place of the first and higher card. Repeat this process two more times in order to make the other card holder, taking care to place the tapes down and down.

Cover the sides with duct tape and take care to do not pass the size of the cards.

Fix the card holder on the wallet using duct tape half in card holder and half in wallet by the bottom of the piece.

Fix the other sides of the card holder and put inside the excesses inside the checks book pocket and the money pocket.

Leave the left side oppened.

Step 5: Fourth Pocket (left Side Internal Pocket)

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The next step is to make an internal pocket. The way is almost the same of the previous step, without the card holder.

Take another piece of paper and cover it with duct tape. Fix it with duct tape on the wallet by the bottom side and insert the other sides excesses inside the money pocket.

The outer side you will fix in the same way of the bottom side.

Leave the right side of this pocket oppened.

Step 6: Folding

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Fold your wallet in the center strongly.

Step 7: DONE!!!

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We finish our duct tape wallet, Orray!

Now you can put your money, credit cards, notes, tickets, check books and wathever fits inside!

I hope you like my instructable and I am waiting your comments!

Many thanks to my wife Adriana, that buy my roll of duct tape!

If you have any sugestions to improve this design, please let me know, ok?



CaseyE1 (author)2015-01-07

this keeps printing bad

dawg065 (author)2011-06-21

can you use ducttape sheets instead of the bookcover?

SteampunkManiac (author)2011-01-19

I'm too young to have a checking account, so i made this into a coin/receit pocket

mary cunningham (author)2009-02-04

This is the best one I have seen. I found it hard to follow the instructions but only because I am old and stupid these days, but I love people like this, creative people, people who make things.......... and thank you for sharing. If you learn't how to sew you could make some really lovely ladies wallets out of material scraps using this pattern. Sadly leather is too expensive now. Mary

I bought enough upholstery leather scaps from eBaY for £6 to make 5 of these wallets for x-mas

ElvenChild (author)2010-09-21

Brazilians are awesome, well except for this one I know

cesarscavone (author)ElvenChild2010-09-21


ElvenChild (author)cesarscavone2010-09-21

your welcome

coolis50 (author)2008-12-19

Awesome dude! Havent seen this before! A nice instructable, this weekend im totally gonna try this one!

cesarscavone (author)coolis502008-12-19




Cartuner55 (author)cesarscavone2009-01-05


Valeil (author)Cartuner552010-07-10


porcupinemamma (author)2009-12-16

for the cover of the book, are you talking about a paper- back book?

Valeil (author)porcupinemamma2010-07-10

I think he means the dust-cover.

sparktech (author)2010-06-01

NICE!  a lot of these tutorials on wallets are not that good! they dont look good and have alot of useless stuff on them!
good job!

nerfguns1997 (author)2010-04-29

this is so cool

enigmaticmerkaba (author)2010-01-31

Very nice indeed. Although I did not follow your steps exactly, I found your instructions very well written and wonderful to use as a template for mine. My first ever duct tape wallet came out quite nice, fits in my pocket perfectly, holds everything I need neatly, and is very low profile. 5 stars :) 

diogosodre (author)2009-10-28

Its good to see Brazilian tutorials!!!

Foaly7 (author)2009-10-03

Cool Instructable. *Tries to find a full roll of duct tape*

sharlston (author)2009-08-07

woaa thats well good,neat design -sharlston

flio191 (author)sharlston2009-09-21

do you say that to every single wallet instructable? copy + paste?

sharlston (author)2009-08-04

nice and cool maybe a different coulour? i think yellow is best :)

jefersonrod (author)2009-01-23

Ficou muito bacana, estou unindo forças para fazer uma tbm. hehehe. Nice job.

Kokkan (author)2009-01-12

Eaí cara! Curti a carteira! Só queria saber como chama a duct tape aqui no Brasil... Vc compra ai em SP mesmo ou pela internet? Valeu!

cesarscavone (author)Kokkan2009-01-12

Cara, é só olhar para saber... Duct Tape é a famosa Silve Tape, que se compra em qualquer casa de surf ou construção. Abs!

Kokkan (author)cesarscavone2009-01-12

Opa, valeu, nem tinha me tocado... Vou procurar amanhã! Fique com Deus!

Capt. Fat (author)Kokkan2009-01-15

What the hell are you sayin!?!?!!!!!!

cesarscavone (author)Capt. Fat2009-01-16

I'm chating with a brother in Portuguese. I suggest you to know Is that what we do when we want to know what other person is saying in a language we don't know. But to save your time, he ask me how we in Brazil call "Duct Tape" and I answer that is called "Silver Tape" and it is easy to find at surf or hardware stores. Do not forget that as myself, he is reading an article in a language that is not his native one, and I'm writing in a language that is not the mine too! Probably, that friend have troubles to read in English, so he decided to ask in Portuguese his questions. Cheers!

Capt. Fat (author)cesarscavone2009-01-16

Ohh! Once again the Captian makes a stupid mistake. Oh well... Nice wallet by the way.

Thelonelysandwitch (author)2008-11-12

like xaiofdren said, nice and easy. What country are you from, I like your 50

Oh! Sorry! Now I understood what you mean! My BRL 50 money note! I don't know where is it now, maybe in a bank or another owner pocket, because I spent it... But don't worry, here we can find lots of those!!!! :)

its better then the us one. well more decorative anyway

Well... I prefer to have USD 50s in my pocket than BRL 50s, despite the artwork... ;)

mail me, buddy! cesarscavone (at) gmail (dot) com.

about what

just to keep contact... I have many non brazilian friends that I knew at Instructables... I like to make friends that speak English in order to improve my skills!

well, ok

I am from Brazil! I'm proud you "like my 50", even I don't know what it means! Cheers!

XaiofDren (author)2008-10-22

This is a nice and simple instructable, unlike some really long, complicated ones. Good job

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