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Tyvek Wallet with ID Window

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Make a thin and stylish bi-fold Tyvek wallet with a USPS Priority Mail envelope, a sheet protector and a pair of scissors. No other materials needed! Not even glue.

And now you get to carry around your government property (money) in other government property (mail envelope).

This wallet is the DIY version of a designer wallet found here. Except for the ID window, of course. That was all me.
 
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knakamoto1 year ago
Two sets of card holders is the max possible to be honest. :/
I am really having trouble understanding this. Can you specify if the folds are mountain or valley folds when you say "fold?"
mason01903 years ago
lol onthe dodgeball reference. If you can dodge a wrench, you can dodge a ball. WHAP! AHH!!MY FACE!!! WTF DUDE!!
dynomighty5 years ago
Hey - Nice wallet.

Its great to see such enthusiasm around tyvek - that reminds me of a design I posted a couple years ago on instructibles if anyone is interested...
www.instructables.com/id/Express-Mail-Envelope-tyvek-Wallet/

This video demonstrates the instructions

Many years ago I was the original designer of the Tyvek Wallet called the "Mighty Wallet" which is now gaining popularity after years of marketing and hardwork. Its really cool to see this new trend in wallet design emerging into the limelight - THANKS!

You can see the Original Mighty Wallet on my website:
www.dynomighty.com
really, cause I have one of your wallets, its so awesome
Thanks rck_mtn_climber!
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gregsayss4 years ago
make a video man. your pictures and diagrams dont help much
octavecat5 years ago
actually, i think that in your diagrams 2 and forward, fold 1 and 2 might be reversed. is this possible?
octavecat5 years ago
hey wisepig, the problem with these diagrams is that they are so far off scale that they don't really appear to support the photos. i really do appreciate your posting this instructable, and i want to make this wallet, but i'm lost at step 3 here. i'm using a USPS EP14 envelope, which it looks like you're using too. if fold 1 is the large precreased flap on the envelope, and fold 2 is just the height of our currency, how can fold 2 possibly have more area than fold 1? also, i'm not sure what "the bottom" i'm supposed to measure up from is. anyway, thanks a lot in advance.
wenpherd5 years ago
there is two fold three's on the 9th pict
How would I make one where the credit card slots face inward, instead of upwards, so my cards don't fall out?
wisepig (author)  FreshPineSent6 years ago
I've been thinking about this one and I believe the best way (while still keeping to the one envelope premise) is to cut the credit card compartments down the middle of the fold so that the cards can slide in and out of pocket a cut makes. If you made multiple card compartments, you could stagger the cuts so that multiple levels of cards are visible. The one problem with this method is that the wallet would become more flimsy, structurally. It might need additional taping (from the sticky portion of other envelopes).
Ok and by the way, I ordered a $#!t load of envelopes and boxes from the usps, so I'll have plenty of adhesive.
bubbytom6 years ago
i like this idea for a wallet,but im having a very hard time trying to get the folding right. is there any one that can explain the folding a little bit better or have a video of the folding. please help
M4D-M9X6 years ago
hey, I like the idea of using tyvek for a wallet, but I also had quite a hard time trying to figure how the folding was made... but I think I made it ! so here is my attempt to clarify... step #3, pic #3 (with dollar bill) : don't we have to fold not the actual sheet you marked but the one right under it ? otherwise I don't understand how come we don't see a "priority mail" logo on pic #5 of same step... oh and also part #3 pic #9, there are two folds numbered 3 and no number 2... Other than that, great idea !
This looks good but the folding instructions are still really confusing. Like you say bottom but never designate what the top is. I always end up with some really funky high part sticking up. I acknowledge I am spacially disfunctional but this instructions are still a bit hard. Thanks
Streeks6 years ago
Awesome! I'll try working on my wallet again tomorrow and I'll let you know how it goes. _
Streeks6 years ago
I love the outcome, but the instructions in the folding section are really bad. Seriously, it'd be great if you redid that entire section including your description of how to perform each fold, and new pictures of each step with better perspective views. At this point, I've been splicing information from different instructables to try and finish this. >_<

thanks :p
wisepig (author)  Streeks6 years ago
From your prompting, I've finally added in all those folding diagrams I've been putting off. Hope it makes things clearer.
Psychic6 years ago
sorry, new to commenting. Here is the image--just a clarified diagram that could replace picture six, step three.
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wisepig (author)  Psychic6 years ago
Great idea! I was trying to think of a good way to diagram the folding and it never occurred to me to diagram the folds head on. Of course, using your diagram, people could add in extra folds if they wanted to create more pockets. And yes, that is a MTA card!
Psychic6 years ago
I just backspaced over a longish comment asking you to clarify your directions. I decided that it will be easier to design my own Tyvek wallet than to demystify your steps. Maybe it's just me, but after several committed attempts, I could not get your results; I ran into trouble with the folding section. You might consider working through the directions as you've given them, from our perspective. After I came up with my design, I concluded that it would've been most helpful to include a simple diagram like the one attached. Thanks a lot. (I actually really like this rather inspiring project; sorry if I seem very negative here...). btw, is that the NYC metro card?
ispeakjive6 years ago
Sweet. You could do some spray paintin' and stencilin' before you do the foldin' n' junk. This is probably teh kewlest paper wallet instructable.
wisepig (author)  ispeakjive6 years ago
Thanks!
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