I got a bunch of Tyvek scraps from misprints at work and thought I would do some projects with them. They are all poster sized but i cut them down to what i needed. If you cant find any sheets of Tyvek, lots of mailing envelopes are made of Tyvek and are free. Tyvek is a plastic product with the basic properties of paper. It is water resistant, and nearly tear proof. 

Step 1: Cutting and folding

I got tired of folding up my paychecks and wanted a wallet big enough to hold them. Thats how i decided how large to make this wallet; big enough to fit the huge (not in amount, but sheer size. why are they so big? my checks are one third the size) checks I get. 
I started with a piece of Tyvek 4 times the height of the check and a little wider. IT was about 10x14 inches. I folded the sheet in half then each of those in half as well. One fold will later house the cards, one the cash and receipts, and the "hidden compartment " on bottom would hold the checks. 
<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>
I've had a FedEx Tyvek wallet since about 2008. I thought it would be indestructible, but it is not. While it does not tear, it does wear out from friction. I glued mine together with Alene's fabric glue from any hobby store. The glue has held up beautifully.
Not so far, i figured people have used magnets in their money clips for years with no ill affect. If they go out Ill post a comment.
cool idea, any problems with the magnets messing up your credit cards?

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