Dog-food-bag Wallet




About: I'm a social-worker, working with 12 - 23 year-olds. I used to be a printer. In 2018 I opened a small makerspace ( in my house, where I have lasercutters, 3d-printers, Arduino's, Mindstorms and ...

I always make my wallets from crisp-bags, but they wear out in 3 months. Now my dog changed to a new type of dog-food and the bag it came in, looks like the perfect material to make a better wallet out of.

I used a laser-cutter, because, well, I am a laser-cutter addict, but scissors will work fine.

The dimensions are for a stack of 20 credit cards and Euro-bills.

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Step 1: You Will Need


  • Empty dog-food-bag


  • Scissors (or laser cutter)
  • Sewing machine

Step 2: The Design

I designed the wallet a lot like the chips-bag wallet, because that design is working for me. I made the whole wallet from one piece.

Both the original Gravit-Design and the PDF-file are included.

Step 3: Cut the Design

Cut a flat piece from the dog-food-bag and cut the pattern on the lasercutter. (or print the pattern on paper and cut it from the bag with a knife or scissors)

Step 4: Sow the Tug-ins

Sew the two pieces that will be tug in the wallet with a simple straight stitch, close to the edge.

Step 5: Sow the Sides

I used a fancy stitch for the sides and a straight one over the dotted line at the bottom.

Step 6: Sow the Rest

Finish it off bij stitching between the credit card compartment and the bills. Just for show, I also stitched the dotted lines on the flap over the credit cards.

Step 7: Add Money

Now just fill your wallet with money and plastic, roll it up and put it in your pocket.

Step 8: Finished

Enjoy your new, cool, recycled wallet.

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    8 Discussions


    Reply 11 months ago

    I didn't think about that ;P


    1 year ago

    And the wallet is probably RFID-blocking! :-)

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    1 year ago

    A trivial note. Sew is what you do with a sewing machine. Sow is what you do with seeds. They sound the same. So does so. Thanks for a neat design!

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    Reply 1 year ago

    Crazy English :P Thank you for the tip.


    1 year ago on Step 8

    This is a great recycling idea! Most packaging materials are strong and moisture proof.

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    Reply 1 year ago

    Thank you. I like to use waste to make nice things that don't look or feel crappy.