The wallet maker.

My every day wallet is dying. It’s a tiny, credit card only, pink leather “wallet”. That holds about 6-8 credit cards and a folded money bill or two. I don’t think I have ever had a big fat wallet, I just can’t stand having to carry a purse just to hold my wallet. I’m a wallet in my back pocket, kind a girl 😉

Sadly the pink one is getting worn out, and yesterday I decided to hunt for a new one. I remember having read something about some really thin, strong wallets made out of Tyvek on Kickstarter, so I decided to see if I could find them again. And I did 😉 My favourites are the the Card Holder at Paperwallet , the Micro Slimfold wallet, from Slimfold and the Mini Mighty Wallet from Dynomighty.

While surfing the net looking for these, I came across a website called Instructables , where I found a whole lot off instructions, on how to make wallets, and among them some cool, duct tape wallets, origami wallets out of paper or Tyvek, the original Tyvek wallet and more.

So I decided to give it a try. Since I don’t have any Tyvek envelopes in the house, I grabbed a mail pouch that I had laying around, and I decided to make a origami wallet out of it, since it don’t need anything other than a piece of paper to make it.

It actually didn’t turn out to bad, and I’ll be taking it for a test run over the next few days, just for fun 🙂 You can see it below. If it works out, I can let my old wallet go…

After I did that one, I came across a link on how to make the original Tyvek wallet, and I’ll be giving that a try next. I just need to get my hands on some Tyvek made envelopes first 😉

This was fun – definitely not the last wallet I make – might be the last wallet I buy though 😉 I’ll let you know how it goes when I get my hands on some material to use, there are several different ones I would love to try, within duck tape, Tyvek, and plastic.

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    • Anne Lene

      Yes, isn’t it! And if it works out, I might never have to buy a wallet ever again 😉 (well at least not for quite some time) I’m sure I will at some stage feel to “old” for “homemade” wallets, but for right now… if could be fun)

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  1. purpleslobinrecovery

    So, are you still using a wallet you made yourself? Have you bought any wallets since last year? You certainly are a handywoman! I never have thought of making my own wallet. That pink isn’t purple, but a pretty color nevertheless!
    Melinda

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    • Anne Lene @ MinimalistSometimes

      Yes, I’m still using a wallet I made for myself. But it’s not the ones of the pictures. I made one just a few days later from a tyvek envelope, and that one I’m still using. The blue one on the picture I probably only used for a couple off weeks and then I switched to my tyvek one.

      I have however bought myself a proper tyvek wallet (mighty wallet), so that I have a template for wallets I want to make in the future (when I’m done with all my other projects), I have not used the one I have bought.. because I really like my own made best 😉

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