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Duct Tape Wallet

10 Jul 10
About 50 years ago (or maybe like 5 months or so ago) a friend of mine told me about Duct Tape wallets and I said I’d have a go at making him one, now I’ve eventually found time to do it! I found a lot of tutorials on youtube about how to make them, but the one I used to help me with this was the best one I could find as the fold in the centre was better than the others I’d seen. It was actually pretty easy to do, but required a little more patience than I thought it would to try and get the tape smooth and straight…
First I measured two lengths of duct tape measuring 9inches, then overlapped them to create one wider strip measuring 3.5inches wide. I did this twice and then placed the two sticky sides of the pieces together. I then did the same again, but made the pieces 9.5inches long, this longer piece provided the outside of the wallet, and the shorter piece is for the inside (which we’ll call the front)
Next I made the pockets for holding cards. These were a little wider than a card, I made them about half an inch bigger so that it gave me room to trim them down. I kept them the width of the tape and again used two pieces stuck sticky side together for each piece. The tutorial I used made four pockets, I chose to make 6…
This shows all the pieces so far…
Next up I added a strip to the top of each card pocket, and then made a piece to attach these to, which would also form the hidden side pockets on the wallet. I made two of these pieces, one for each side, they were the same width as the large pieces for the wallet (3.5inches) and the length is 4 inches…
The next step was to tape these to the hidden pocket piece, again I altered the instructions I was following a little, I taped the card pieces to the larger piece, putting each one about a centimetre higher than the last and taped them in place…
I then added a strip on either side to tidy it up…
Once I had done this with the pieces for both sides I trimmed down the edges to tidy them up, and then put a strip along the inside taping down all the edges of the card pockets…
I then added a strip of tape across the top and bottom of the front piece, and across the top of the outside piece, with a little strip in the middle at the bottom…
The next step was to place these on top of eachother and put a strip of tape down each side, taping together the edges of the card pockets and attaching the front and back pieces together. As the outside piece and front piece are different lengths I had to line up one side and tape it, then slide the edges of the other side so they met and then tape those. The last step was to add the strips to the bottom so the money wouldn’t fall out! These strips were as wide as the card pockets so that there was a hole left in the middle of the wallet, this meant that when the wallet was folded, the outside was larger than the inside and the inner piece wouldn’t crease…
So that’s it. Finito! 
  1. Lee says:

    Wonders never cease

    You are a lady on many talents

  2. Lynsey Gray says:

    haha thanks Lee.
    how's the holidays going? been doing much drawing?