Introduction: Woven Duct Tape Wallet

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I know that there are a lot of duct tape wallet instructables out there, however, this one is different... This one is a trifold woven /checkered wallet.

Step 1: Materials

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You need two different colors of tape
A knife

Step 2: The Woven Panel

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First take a strip of tape seven or eight roll widths long. Lay tape face down. Take another strip of the opposite color tape and lay it at right angles on the other strip of tape, color side down, with half an inch of tape extending over the top (see picture) and a two tape widths extending down the other side. Now lay another eight roll width long strip of the first color down on top of the second piece of tape that was lain down alongside of the first long strip. Now do the same thing but in reverse. Take a short piece and go under the first long piece and over the second long piece. Continue in this fashion until you have six short pieces woven into the longer ones. Try to keep all the pieces of tape as close to flush as you can. After this take two long pieces of tape and cover the back of the panel you just made. cut off any excess on the sides. Fold over the excess on the top of panel. Leave the excess on the bottom long, we will use it later.

Step 3: The Inside Panel

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Lay color side down six of the short strips side by side. Lay two long strips down on top of them. Wrap the top and bottom excess over and cut off the excess on the sides.

Step 4: Put Em Together

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First cut about a quarter of an inch off of the inside panel(sorry no picture). Put the first panel checkered side down and lay the second one on top. Wrap the excess tape of the first panel up over the second panel. Cut a triangle in between the first two strips, the second two strips and then again between the second two strips and the third two strips. There should only be two triangles cut out. Now on either end match up the colors of tape on the outside and wrap around on the inside. The edges need to be smooth so that they will not wear out as fast as other duct tape wallets will. This is the end of the basic form. It will hold cash but no change or credit cards/gift cards. if you want that go ahead to step 5...

Step 5: EXTRAS!!!

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take two strips a little over twice the width of your wallet(that is top to bottom). Wrap them around sticky side out and over lap them half an inch. Lay them side by side on one side. Wrap another strip up over the top and down into the inside cash pocket, do this for both the strips. Do the same thing you did for the edges earlier again, but this time cut a little extra tape to wrap inside the coin pocket.

Step 6: EXTRAS!!! (cont.)

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Sorry no pictures for this step.

But now we are going to make credit card pockets. Wrap a piece of duct tape all the way around a card sticky side out letting half an inch hang down off the bottom of the card. Wrap this up and stick it to the back side of the tape. place this on the middle section of the trifold.Place another peice of tape over this to make sure it won't go anywhere, and you pretty much done. I just can't describe how i finished up the wallet, but it should be up to you. Have fun! These pictures should be something similar to what your finished product looks.


mrschneeebly (author)2011-10-04

Alright I made mine a little different but check it out. Thanks for the inspiration!

crochetn (author)2011-08-11

Where do you cut off the 1/4 inch? On one of the short sides? And why do you need to do this?

jetsmiley123 (author)2009-04-19

what is a roll with?

999592 (author)jetsmiley1232009-04-20

a roll width is the width of one piece of tape.

jessilou1998 (author)9995922011-03-19


295234001 (author)2011-01-12

ya i agree

bubbachr (author)2011-01-02

nice a little confusing for me but all re read it maybe it will make more seance and I have the same knife that you showed im the first pic.

airboi (author)2010-12-18

hey could you tell me the length and with required in inches ? i really am not getting roll width !
oh and what's the width in inch required for this ?

doublewomit (author)2010-11-25


Cmrntroutt (author)2010-11-21

ive been making wallets for about a year now, i based my original ones off of this, ill show pics when i get the time to make some more

Mr.Dougle07 (author)2010-09-25

Wait... you lost me at "Now lay another eight roll width long strip of the first color down..." Help??

999592 (author)Mr.Dougle072010-09-26

Lay a strip of tape down that is the length of eight rolls set side by side

balover1996 (author)2010-07-30

This is a tad difficult to follow

REDphoenix374 (author)2009-07-31

i made the coin pocket into a id pocket by just cutting the middle out and putting in clear vinyl, or if you wanna keep the duct tape look using masking tape.

999592 (author)REDphoenix3742009-08-03


XxAwesomexX (author)9995922010-04-07

what do you mean

fisacat14 (author)2009-10-15

After 3 hours of fixing and messing up, I have successfully made my pinkand turquoise wallet!!!!! It's awesome. Thanks for the instructions,999592!!!

999592 (author)fisacat142009-11-08


Limeaid (author)2009-09-10

ok um i got you until the second or inside panel where did it come from

999592 (author)Limeaid2009-09-15

could you rephrase that in the form of a question?

make_it_or_leave_it (author)2009-08-13

Question. When say 5 or more coins in the change pocket, does the wallet get to thick to fold together?

fold the coin pocket on the OUTSIDE... works alot better...

ok great!

make_it_or_leave_it (author)2009-08-13

one more thing, this is the best wallet i've seen on Instructables to date!

make_it_or_leave_it (author)2009-08-13

wow i think that is really great! i am TOTALLY going to make it! Nice clean design, very original, and super boss. I make duct tape wallets for my friends similar to this, and sell um for a good price. You could make loads off this design!

GianniMora (author)2009-07-24

dude that is sooooo awsome :)

999592 (author)GianniMora2009-07-25


lemur97lemur (author)9995922009-08-07

I started over 4 times with the weaving (!%$)
so I just made a solid core and added the pattern on the outside :)
It looks much smoother and nicer than just weaving it.

999592 (author)lemur97lemur2009-08-07

hey i never said it would be easy

REDphoenix374 (author)2009-07-30

Flippen sweet dude! this is probably one of the best duct tape wallets i've ever seen! NICE!

999592 (author)REDphoenix3742009-07-31

well you know... i try and keep things fresh

Signo (author)2009-07-26

This is SICK! I made one in about 3 hours, i restarted twice though, the weaving of the duct tape takes a lot of practice to get right, but it's AMAZING results are well worth it. I couldn't resist going to Walmart and getting some black and red duct tape to do it. 5 Stars and favorited, I'm definitely going to tell my friends about this... This is without doubt the best Duct Tape wallet instructable around... P.S. I took the picture with my cell phone, it's camera sucks, so it looks like pink instead of red

999592 (author)Signo2009-07-27

thank you!

Doctor What (author)2009-03-29

Very nice! I've been needing a new duct tape wallet, and I'm tired of my gimmicky one. This looks great! (5'd and fav'd)

helloworld1 (author)2009-03-29

wow i have to make one!! thats awsome!!

mbudde (author)2009-03-28

Awesome. Checkers are one of the best patterns out there. Second to plaid, but still awesome.

Booyaka3 (author)2009-03-28

3rd and if i wasn't too lazy i would do this... I'm just gonna use a old wallet and cover it with duct tape great ible BTW

Shut Up Now (author)2009-03-27

second comment.. great ible

BillyK12 (author)2009-03-27

W00p! that looks awesome! But one thing that sucks. This instructable is featured and only has 257 views. But it still is awsome. 1st commenter.

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