Instructables

High Quality Duct Tape Wallet (with check pocket!)

Picture of High Quality Duct Tape Wallet (with check pocket!)
I discovered the Duct Tape Wallets here at Instructables.com 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!

 
Remove these adsRemove these ads by Signing Up

Step 1: Material List

Picture of Material List
- 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)

Picture of First Pocket (checks book pocket)
DSC00164.JPG
DSC00167.JPG
DSC00170.JPG
DSC00171.JPG
DSC00172.JPG
DSC00173.JPG
DSC00188.JPG
DSC00192.JPG
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)

Picture of Second Pocket (money pocket)
DSC00195.JPG
DSC00198.JPG
DSC00199.JPG
DSC00200.JPG
DSC00201.JPG
DSC00202.JPG
DSC00204.JPG
DSC00205.JPG
DSC00206.JPG
DSC00207.JPG
DSC00208.JPG
DSC00211.JPG
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.
dawg0653 years ago
can you use ducttape sheets instead of the bookcover?
I'm too young to have a checking account, so i made this into a coin/receit pocket
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
ElvenChild4 years ago
Brazilians are awesome, well except for this one I know
cesarscavone (author)  ElvenChild4 years ago
Thanx!
your welcome
coolis505 years ago
Awesome dude! Havent seen this before! A nice instructable, this weekend im totally gonna try this one!
cesarscavone (author)  coolis505 years ago
HAHAHA! THANK YOU FOR YOUR COMMENT! THIS IS TRULY FUN TO MAKE AND YOU WILL HAVE A GOOD TIME WITH A DUCT TAPE ROLL. yET, WHY NOT TO GET SOME INSPIRATION AT http://www.ducti.com/products.asp?cat=10 . TRY DO MAKE SOME LIKE THOSE! I HAVE DONE THE FOURTH OF THE FIRST ROW.

REGARDS!

CESAR
lol
15may27-caps-lock.jpg
HAHAHA.
633758071317237740-myhorseisamotorbikeyourargumentisinvalid.jpg
for the cover of the book, are you talking about a paper- back book?
I think he means the dust-cover.
sparktech4 years ago
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!

this is so cool

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 :) 
diogosodre5 years ago
Its good to see Brazilian tutorials!!!
Foaly75 years ago
Cool Instructable. *Tries to find a full roll of duct tape*
sharlston5 years ago
woaa thats well good,neat design -sharlston
do you say that to every single wallet instructable? copy + paste?
sharlston5 years ago
nice and cool maybe a different coulour? i think yellow is best :)
jefersonrod5 years ago
Ficou muito bacana, estou unindo forças para fazer uma tbm. hehehe. Nice job.
Kokkan5 years ago
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)  Kokkan5 years ago
Cara, é só olhar para saber... Duct Tape é a famosa Silve Tape, que se compra em qualquer casa de surf ou construção. Abs!
Opa, valeu, nem tinha me tocado... Vou procurar amanhã! Fique com Deus!
What the hell are you sayin!?!?!!!!!!
cesarscavone (author)  Capt. Fat5 years ago
I'm chating with a brother in Portuguese. I suggest you to know www.google.com/translate. 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!
Ohh! Once again the Captian makes a stupid mistake. Oh well... Nice wallet by the way.
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... ;)
true
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!
XaiofDren6 years ago
This is a nice and simple instructable, unlike some really long, complicated ones. Good job