Super-slim, Cool-lookin, EMI-shielding Wallet

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Introduction: Super-slim, Cool-lookin, EMI-shielding Wallet

Ever get tired of carrying around a huge honkin' leather wallet?
Want to impress your hipster friends with your wacky style?
Worried about your credit cards getting erased by all those stray electromagnetic fields you've been hearing about?

Then this is the wallet for you.

Step 1: Cut Pieces

grab the anti-static bag that your CD-ROM burner came in, and cut it into tiny pieces.

9 pieces 2.3" by 4.5"
1 piece 4.5" by 9"

Step 2: First Pocket

tape two pieces together, with their long edges 0.4" apart. Sew them along the opposite edge.

Step 3: Second Pocket

do it again: Another piece, offset by 0.4" along the long edge. Sew along the other edge

Step 4: Third Pocket

do it once more

Step 5: Make the Second Set of Pockets

make another set of pockets, just like the first set

Step 6: Join the Two Sides

Put the two sets of pockets back-to-back, with the last piece of plastic between them. Make sure the last piece sticks out 0.4" along the long edge. Tape the long edges in place.

Now, fold back three pockets on each side, and run a single seam, 0.4" from the left edge as shown.

Step 7: Sides of Pockets

Run two seams from the top down to about the middle of the wallet, on each side, as shown.

These are finish seams, so make sure you do the reverse trick at the ends.

Step 8: Attach Outer Flap

Attach the outer flap by sewing a three-sided seam as shown. This is also a finish seam, so make sure to reverse at both ends.

Also: Be sure not to go too far up near the top of the wallet; if you do, your money pocket will be very tight.

Step 9: Trim

Trim around all your seams. Turn the wallet over and trim the outer flap to your desired shape.

Step 10: Load and Go!

Put your most used cards in the front pockets.

Put your least used cards in the back pockets.

Put your money in the money pocket.

You're all set to go, in lush, slim, silvery, EMI-proof style!

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I'm an upholsterer so I'm a little particular about stitching.

Some Suggestions:

1. Increase your stitch length. The material between close stitches has a tendancy to tear. It'll still hold and be more aesthetically pleasing.
2. Reduce the thread tension. The thinner the material, the less tension you need.

Practice on scraps before you begin your project to find the perfect balance!

fortunately, I amaze with ur idea..thx for the idea...hmmmm...its smell money. better to make business with it...

...what a spiffy idea!!...my dad has a bunch of that lying around......hmmmm might make wallet....THANKS........giving you a good rating

Tweeks is right...it must be made of wire mesh. I found this site http://www.rfidblockr.comThere wallets, passorts covers are made of copper mesh that creates a true faraday cage. DIFRwear only uses tinfoil in their products but it still works but http://www.rfidblockr.com I think will last later because it is copper wire mesh.

maybe adding a clip from a 9v battery halved and on a strip like on the wraparoundish things to shut it? I dunno but Great Instructable! My wallet was getting lame!

Nice cool instructable dident quite understand it all but cool.

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i know this is old, but still point 1 : this material is indeed electrically conductive to prevent static, static often charges to many thousands of volts this material is designed to prevent that. Point 2 : A EMI sheilding pouch for mobile phones?! Mobile phones for by EM radiation, so wrapping your phone in shielding would block it from getting any signal too...

are there other places i can get this meterial besides as a packing material

You can try the Shieldon fabrics: www.shieldon.com