Step 5: Adding Final Details

The first photo of this step illustrates the last 2 steps where the logo, frayed area and pocket was added. To this we will add some final details that look like stitches.

I found one last image (from the web) that showed a series of denim stitches in detail. I cut away all the other portions so that I was left with only the stitching detail. I applied a color effect to the stitches so that they match those on the pocket.

I positioned them along the fold lines of the paper wallet, so that it has a more realistic "stitched together" look. By simply copying the stitches as many times as needed, you can position them where you want. I also made an inside stitch line for the red fabric area near line "A" and "B" since this is the only edge visible when the paper wallet is constructed.

The final step is to place your copied layers (showing the folding lines, numbers and letters) over the entire design. You'll want to erase the letters now and lines "A", "B", "C" and "D". The areas where the red print meet the denim print is now your fold line. Line "D" is a fold, but since it is the vertical, center fold it isn't necessary to show (and ruin your printed paper).

Now that your design is complete, you can print it and follow the folding directions. (Link to the PDF is found in the introduction of this Instructable).

I would very much like to see your unique design, so please post a photo in the comments!

UPDATE: See the last photo for Version 2.0 - The upgraded Paper Wallet Design (PDF can be found in the INTRO of this Instructable).
All PDF files have been updated and can be downloaded from Instructables! <br>(see introduction).
<p>PDF security password please ?</p>
<p>I wrote this tutorial to explain how to make your own Paper Wallet design. I've included the PDF files for personal printing only. Design files aren't included.</p>
I made a real rough trial one out of old cardboard! I never made a real one because the trial lasted 2 and a bit years! Surprisingly hardy. It even got wet a few times.
<p>Wow, that is a long time. I find card stock works really well too (if your printer can handle it). Plus, you can style it any way that you want. I didn't want people to feel locked in to any one idea. You should have the freedom to make it your own. (Sorry for the late reply. I missed a number of email notifications, so I'm trying to get caught up).</p>
<p>Good Tip .. Stop by FedEx and grab a large Tyvek mail bag to use instead of standard paper.</p><p>Or just grab an amazing printed wallet at <a href="http://www.thewalart.com/" rel="nofollow">www.thewalart.com</a></p>
<p>I was looking for a cub scout craft for the theme Dollars and Sense, quick, simple and can be individualized , perfect</p>
I made it and its awesome thanks canucksgirl
Just wish I had Ps
Awesome... Thank you. :-)
Just made it! Once I get my hands on some clear packing tape, I'll feel better about putting it in my pocket.
Hey that's awesome! Maybe you can post a pic when its all taped up? I'd like to see how it turned out (my darn printer is still out of ink). ;)
It looks pretty awesome all put together. Just a couple things though, I wish that in between the card holders was the same denim design, and the tag on the pocket that says &quot;Instructables&quot; is mirrored...other than that it's awesome! My favorite part is on the back, the worn spot matches my favorite pair of jeans! :)
Gotcha... Thanks for posting the pic's. It helps me see how it turned out (lol). The text obviously needs fixing. For the white parts, the only thing I can do is include a second pdf, that you'd use to print on other side of the same sheet of paper. It's something I can do if you, (and you think others) would like it?<br><br>Any other request? I'm actually kinda bored right now, and I could have version 2.0 done here fairly quick.
I'm up for trying out version 2.0. Maybe just a denim strip on the bottom? I'd also forgotten (it was midnight here) it's worth mentioning, if you're building by instruction, cut out the cut-outs first, then flip over to the blank side and start folding. Otherwise the design is all on the inside and you have a white wallet with a plaid card pocket.
Thanks. I already started on the changes, and then built an entirely new design too (which I'll post). So I'll upload those a little later when I get the rest of the &quot;step by step&quot; parts done. I'll also have a look at the folding instructions. They're actually the instructions from Instructables, but I agree with a design, it's worth mentioning more info. I made up a file for the denim strip (to print on the reverse), and added a few details around the opening (so that it stands out a bit more). I think also for the written instructions, I'll suggest that if you want to add clear packing tape, to do so after printing and before cutting and folding (as I think it'll be easier). <br><br>Thanks again for all your feedback. It's really appreciated. I'll comment back when I have the changes uploaded. ;)
You're welcome! As for the folding design, the directions for the wallet have you fold everything in, so initially when I did it I could see that something was amiss. But once I flipped the paper it came out fine. So flap 5 ends up in the place of flap 1. And I'd be happy to try out your new design!
Okay, I finally got this instructable updated. I hope you like the modifications to the denim wallet. Make sure to check out the new design! There are additional pdf files for each design so that you can print the pattern onto the back side (eliminating the white area of the card slot). ~ Thanks again for all your time and feedback!
Not a problem! :)
Very good!
Thanks. :D
NP if i knew how to use Photoshop i would do this.
Ah ha... see I thought of that. :D - If you check out Step 6, I gave a mini-tutorial on how to hack this project using absolutely NO graphics programs. It's a little basic, but it works!
it is very easy to just do it in <a href="http://www.adobe.com/cfusion/tdrc/index.cfm?product=photoshop" rel="nofollow">photoshop</a> though...
It is! :) <br><br>So are you going to make your own paper wallet and post your photo here when you're done??? ;)
Thanks for sharing! I printed page six. Here is the picture:
Thanks for sharing sunshiine!<br><br>If you want the full sized color image, you can download the PDF from the introduction - or you could try making your own design!<br><br>Step 6 explains how to make a pattern/theme for the paper wallet using ONLY printed images from the internet (try Google images).
Lovely guide :D photoshop adds to it.
Thank you. I hope you make your own!
Very nice, indeed!
Thank you. Not only for the compliment but for quoting &quot;Kiteman's Law&quot;. :D

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