Introduction: Duct Tape Wallet
Supplies and tools
duct tape (Duck brand is available at The Home Depot, Michaels, and many other stores. TapeBrothers.com carries the widest selection of duct tape I have seen, including Platypus Designer Duct Tape.)craft knife (X-Acto or other utility knife. We used these mini cutters)self-healing cutting mat or other cutting surface (we used sheets of Plexiglass from my salvaged window project)credit card/driver’s license3- by 4-inch piece of clear plastic for ID window (I cut up a roll of clear plastic I had on hand)12-inch ruler with metal edge
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Step 1: Step 1 Main Fabric
1. Tear off four pieces of tape that are at least 9 inches long. (Don’t use scissors. Don’t use your knife. Rip it!) Place them sticky-side-up on your cutting surface. Stick them to each other (front-to-back), overlapping about 1/2 inch.
2. Tear off four more pieces the same length. Starting about 1/2 inch from the top, adhere one piece at a time (back-to-back). The last piece should overlap about 1/2 inch. (The reason you start 1/2-inch down is to stagger the thicker parts of the duct tape “fabric” you’re making. If you don’t, some parts of the fabric will be four layers thick, which is difficult to fold.)
3. Fold over the top and bottom edges. Your fabric should now be about 6 inches tall.
Step 2: Continuing Your Back Bone of Your Wallet
4. Using your ruler and knife, cut a clean edge on the left side. Always use your ruler when cutting with your knife.
5. Then measure 8-1/2 inches and trim the other edge. Set aside.
Step 3: Adding Pockets
6. Tear off two pieces of tape about 5 inches long. Overlap them the same as step 1
7. Tear off two more 5-inch pieces and adhere the same as step 2.
8. Fold over the top and bottom edges the same as step 3. This large pocket should be about 3 inches tall.
Step 4: Continuing Your Pockets
9. Using your ruler and knife, cut a clean edge on the left side.
10. Then measure 4 inches and trim the other edge. Set aside.
11. Tear off two pieces that are about 9 inches long. Stick them directly back-to-back.
12. Cut this double-sided piece into two 4-inch long pieces. These are your smaller pockets.
13. Tear off a 5-inch piece of tape. Rip it lengthwise down the middle. (Yes, I said ripit. Fast. You can do it. Don’t worry if it’s not exactly down the middle.)
14. Use two of the ripped pieces to make a top border on each of the small pockets. Tape the top edge, then fold over. Trim the excess.
15. Tear off a 4-inch piece of tape. Rip it lengthwise down the middle.
Step 5: Start to Add Some Style(long Steps)
16. Stack the pockets on top of each other. Stagger the height of the two smaller ones evenly.
17. Place a credit card on top of the stacked pockets to make sure you leave enough space for your cards. Using one of your ripped pieces, tape the left side of your pockets right up to the edge of the credit card. Fold it over to the back side and trim the excess with your ruler and knife. Do not tape the right side yet. ID window:
18. Use another ripped piece to tape the right edge of your window. Fold it over and trim the excess. Do not tape any other edge yet. Set aside. Final assembly:
19. Fold your main fabric in half lengthwise. Make sure the height of your pockets, window, and wallet are all the same height (3 inches). If not, trim them as necessary.
20. Unfold the main fabric. Place the window and pockets in opposite upper corners of your main fabric. Rip a 9-inch piece of tape lengthwise. Option 1: Use one piece to tape the top edge all the way across. Or option 2: Using your knife and ruler, cut one of the pieces in half endwise. Tape the window down, lining up the cut edge with the right side of the window. Then tape the pockets down, lining up the cut edge with the left side of the pockets. Trim off the excess.
21. Tear off another 4-inch piece of tape. Rip it lengthwise down the middle.
22. Refold your main fabric. Place a credit card on top of the pockets. Using one of the ripped pieces, tape the right side of your wallet right up against the edge of your credit card. Fold it over the entire wallet. Trim the excess with your knife.
23. Tape the left edge (window side) of your wallet the same way. Trim the excess.
Step 6: Practically Done
24. Following either option 1 or 2 in step 20, tape the bottom edge the same way. This piece will show on the outside of your wallet, so follow option 1 if you want a contrasting border. (You can cut out a notch on the inside, if you prefer.)
25. Fold your wallet in half endwise, then press it flat.
Step 7: Your Done
I took pictures during my sisters but this green one is mine.Be creative and do something cool
Step 8: Start to Add Some Style
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