Uber Band





Introduction: Uber Band

Uber band is a soft, expandable money clip made from durable industrial elastic. It allows simple access to all your cards and cash, while keeping them tightly in place both in and out of your pocket.

Step 1: Materials & Tools

Uber band is pretty easy to make. All you need is:

About a half foot of 2" wide industrial elastic
Thread color of your choice
A sewing machine (not pictured!)
A measuring tape or ruler
Fabric sheers
A little pair of sheers for cutting thread
1 Straight pin

Step 2: Measure & Trim

The first thing you'll need to do is trim down your elastic to about a 4.5" length.

Step 3: Defray

Now that you've got the appropriate length of elastic, you'll want to finish the edges so that they don't end up fraying over time. I used an overlock stitch to finish the edges but a zig zag stitch will also do the trick, as jessyratfink shows in her slim elastic wallet instructable.

Step 4: Pin and Sew

After defraying your edges, fold the elastic in half so that the two ends meet. Pin it about half an inch away from the ends; this will help ensure that they stay aligned when making the seam. Make a straight stitch just to the inside of the existing overlock or zig zag stitch to join the two ends together, making sure to go over your stitch twice at both beginning and end.

Step 5: Flip

Next just flip the elastic inside out so that the seam becomes hidden.

Step 6: Stretch and Stuffify

You did it! Stretch your Uber band over top your cards and cash and fall in love. To find easily find a card in the middle of the stack just  place your thumb and index fingers on either side to spread them apart; pick the card out without having to remove every card. The extra material thickness of the seam provides a perfect spot to tuck back and insert cash. Enjoy!



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    Very cool, I used an even more low budget approach. I stacked the cards I carry daily to include driver and work ID's. I put a business card on top and bottom of the stack, I then single wrapped (you can wrap 2X for more durability) with Gorilla tape, you'll need to do an upper and lower wrap if wrapping width-wise. This allows me to access/stash cards from top and bottom or side to side depending on how you carry.

    You can also use duct tape but I prefer the black of Gorilla tape.

    Thanks! It had been too long since my last able.

    Where do I get this Industrial Elastic?


    U are worthy of the Nobel Prize for simplicity and usefulness!

    You are too kind haha. Looks like I'm not the only person who arrived at this design though, as whatcansixdoforyou pointed out below.

    You can give yourself extra fray-prevention backup by applying a substance known as "Fray Check". Basically, it's a fabric glue which, well, stops fabric from fraying.