Quality Duct Tape Wallet

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About: Dan Goldwater is a co-founder of Instructables. Currently he operates MonkeyLectric where he develops revolutionary bike lighting products.

Intro: Quality Duct Tape Wallet

standard duct tape wallet with 2 pockets for cards. this takes about 30 minutes to make. i like it because you can customize to exactly the size you want.

the main trick to making a nice duct tape wallet that lasts a long time is to clean up the seams and edges - you don't want the edge of a strip of tape at the edge of the wallet, it will fray and the glue will get on your pants. i've pointed out all the places where we add an extra strip of tape to clean up an edge or seam.

oh, the other important thing is to use good quality tape. cheap tape disintegrates and the glue melts and gets all over. this is my third wallet - the first one fell apart after 6 months with crappy tape, the second one lasted over 2 years from good tape.

tape options: you can use good quality duct tape, gaffers tape, or reinforced packing tape. other types may work also.

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Step 1: Make "duct Tape Cloth" and Cut to Size

Most of the instructions are in the photo-notes. Move your mouse over the yellow squares to read the notes.

You will need to work along with the photos to build it. Click every photo in order and match your work against the photos as you go.

Step 2: Make Large Bill Pocket

add two strips at the edge, then fold the main section in half

Step 3: Make First Card Pocket

this pocket will hold lots of cards. follow the photo-notes on each photo.

Step 4: Add Second Pocket

this pocket will hold a couple cards for fast access

Step 5: Done!

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thoraxe

9 years ago on Introduction

My wallet. It has reinforced sheet aluminium siding so it will never wear out, the soda can tab chain hole is reinforced, and i have a duct tape holder that fits in one of the 2 card pockets. I may add another, but i ran out of yellow tape :(

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frenzythoraxe

Reply 8 years ago on Introduction

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samuely5

7 months ago


i made three versions

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chrisharne

6 years ago on Step 5

My wallet from these instructions lasted two whole years. It's beat up now - sure - but it far outlasted my expectations. That one was pink; next one is orange...

Thanks!

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SparkySolar

3 years ago

I love my new wallet

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SparkySolar

3 years ago

thank you for this awesome instructable

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SparkySolar

3 years ago

My first attempt i will shield my CCpockets with doubly folded aluminum tape.
Then decorate with wild coored Duct tape later

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BradleyB2

3 years ago on Introduction

I'm sorry but these instructions ARE pretty terrible, please add more actual text, I understand the hover over box thing, but it still doesnt all make sense

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ShajiS

3 years ago on Introduction

looking so pretty...want to make mine own... :) ...also pls teach how to make mobile covers or bags using duct tape... thanks...

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DurtyDuncan

4 years ago

I made it, but not as pretty. :D

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listentome

4 years ago

was gonna make one in black with the pockets difrent colors but didnt have only black tape :(