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This is another notebook/wallet instructable. What makes this one different is that it's not a well done instructable.

I was looking for a new wallet, but couldn't find anything worthy. My last wallet was a cigarrette case from Barcelona which was great. People (read: chicks) were always curious where I got it, but the main reason I got it was to potentially fool muggers/pickpockets. I was searching for such a wallet, but no matter what I ordered, I wouldn't be able to tell the stories that came with it.

Thus I stumbled upon a few ideas and threw them into a blender. I saw this instuctable:

It's one of those "magic wallets." So I decided to custom make a magic wallet using the instuctable above and throw it on the front of a small Ecosystem notebook.

A magic wallet will only handle cash though. Fortunately there's a sleeve at the back of Ecosystem notebooks (http://ecosystemlife.com/products/detail/author/?PHPSESSID=fccbf55507fef0aad99499def88dadb9). I have the 'small' size.

The pouch just needed a quick modification to hold some cards.

NOTE: for those looking for the simplest possible solution for writing+wallet, you could buy a Pico Pad (a credit card sized pad with a micro pen found here:http://www.amazon.com/Everyday-Innovations-Bronze-Onyx-Silver-Complete-WN3-Pack-BOS/dp/B000V8PP7Y)

Philosophy : All of this was based on the idea that I need to write more. A wallet is pulled out often, so if i've got my wallet-notebook out, maybe I'll write a genius insight as well. Plus, I'd have a quick story to tell about my not-so-unique wallet-notebook. If they don't like the craftsmanship, I'd say it's a gift from my younger nephew. Some of you may go, "Why not keep the wallet and notebook seperate?" But the idea is to (hopefully) write more.

Step 1: Materials

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This is more or less what you'll need:

Stretchy bands
Super Glue
Exacto Knife
Cardboard/Strong paper

Optional: Ruler
BeccaParty1 year ago
Can you be more direct with the instructions, because the ones from the other guy didn't work out right. Please add in those instructions.
jheininge1 year ago

Great idea. I also came up with a notebook-wallet hybrid and I'm taking pre-orders now. Email send_joe_mail@yahoo.com if you're interested:


i love the little improvisations you made :D
it's like a crazy all in one wallet/notebook/cardholder thingum.
great job! :D