Introduction: Origami Wallet

Hardly origami, but is made from a single piece of paper with no cuts and no glue or tape.

Step 1: You'll Need

a single piece of A3 paper and about thirty seconds. If you can't find a scrap piece of A3, tape two A4s together. Or if I'm talking gibberish, just a piece of paper about 30cm x 40cm.

Step 2: Fold It Here and There

Fold it in half, and then in half again vertically. Open it out so you have four rectangles.

The first rectangle is the back of the wallet so leave it as it is. The second is the back of the first pocket, so make a fold about three quarters of the way along it, and fold it again where it now meets the bottom of the first rectangle.

Fold it back on itself about half way up the original rectangle, and back on itself, and then the last bit should reach about a quarter of the way.

Confused? Just follow the pictures, kay?

Step 3: Round That Fold

On the largest bit, you need to make the fold more rounded, otherwise the large amounts of cash you carry won't fit snugly. To do this, just make an extra fold about a millimetre away on each side of it.

Step 4: Close the Wallet

Make two folds to turn it into an actual wallet. One to separate the two sections, the other to serve as a flap o keep it closed.

Might help if you look at an actual wallet, for dimensions.

Tuck the "flap" into the main cash area to keep it closed. I was gonna design a proper flap, but thought it might be beneficial to mow the lawn.

Once again your folds need to be pretty rounded if you don't want the wallet to skew.

Step 5: To Close

Fill it with cash and cards and the like. There's no coin pocket because my mum said "real men don't keep coins in their wallets." And after one glance at the competition's entrants so far, there's absolutely no hope of this design winning, so I may as well give up. Whatever.

It would be cool though to print a nice design on the paper first. I'd do that, but I don't have an A3 printer handy. Pity.


Genocideftw1 made it!(author)2016-05-19

I couldn't seem to tuck the flaps in, so i just pinned it together.

BananaIT made it!(author)2014-05-22

Always what I wanted

BananaIT made it!(author)2014-05-22


cooperhans made it!(author)2013-11-29

I have one question what is A3 paper? And A4 paper?

suecsuecsue made it!(author)2013-03-03

Exactly what I was looking for! Thank you. It's perfect!

maeve made it!(author)2010-01-07

Yes! At last an instructable by a person who uses A3 and A4 paper! You dont know how hard it is having to cut paper to fit american sizes. Phew, I dont have to do that!
Yah, about the coins, when you buy something and get given back a handful of change, you nearly always just fire it in your pocket, even if you have a big roomy purse. You could always add a coin pocket by adding velcro somewhere, if you really wanted.

adamthiede made it!(author)2007-06-03

where can u get a3 or a4 paper? Im from the US and i dont know what ur talking about. Is printer paper a3 paper and will it work? Printer paper is 8.5 by 11 inches. INCHES. Please respond! By the way very sweet instructable. store paper inside paper!

daninja made it!(author)2009-07-08

I live in the U.S. printer paper is A4. I learned this from my experience with origami.

paperairplanecreator made it!(author)2009-06-17

um dude, a4 paper is the regular rectangle kind.

Digital_Anarchy made it!(author)2007-12-15

there is a similar Instructable detailing how to make a wallet from legal size paper. iLegal paper wallet

DavidRobertson made it!(author)2007-09-19

a4 paper is 8.3 by 11.7 inches or 21 by 29.7 centimeters

DavidRobertson made it!(author)2007-09-19

ps a3 is exactly twice the sise of a4 (making a3 16.6 by 11.7 inches or 42 by 29.7 centimeters

egadsman made it!(author)2007-07-21

a4 paper is just you average printer paper and a3 paper is the really big peices of paper. hope that helps. i can only mesure in cm sorry.

mitxela made it!(author)2007-06-06

If you stick two of those together it should probably do. Try it, you might just get a different size wallet.

pinque made it!(author)2007-10-20

Call your local office supply store or search on the Internet for places in your area that sells a4 or a3 paper. I have found it at a local paper supply store. ;o)

Joe+Lombardo made it!(author)2007-04-29

Hi, I just noticed you didn't add the keyword "Wallet_Challenge" to your instructable. I think this is necessary to enter the competition. Good luck!

mitxela made it!(author)2007-04-29

Well, it's in the wallet challenge group, but I added it anyway. Thanks.

LasVegas made it!(author)2007-04-29

That's all that's required; That it be in the Group.

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