Duct Tape Project – How to Make a Duct Tape Wallet with Pockets

Here’s a new twist on the classic Duck Tape Wallet.  By adding a few pockets inside the wallet, the challenge and fun of making this duct tape creation is brought to a whole new level.

This Duct Tape Wallet with pockets is an exciting new twist on everyone's favorite duct tape project.
This Duct Tape Wallet with pockets is an exciting new twist on everyone’s favorite duct tape project.

Project level:  Intermediate (prior experience with duct tape projects is essential in making this project.  For a beginner version of a Duct Tape Wallet, click here.)

Supplies needed

Step 1 Make a duct tape fabric piece approximately 8 inches wide and 7 inches tall.
Step 1 – Make a duct tape fabric piece as shown above.
Fold up your fabric and tape the sides to form your pocket.
Step 2 – Fold up your fabric and tape the sides to form your pocket.
Step 3 Make a smaller fabric that is about 2 in. wide and 3 in. long. Make 6 of these.
Step 3 – Make a smaller fabric that is about 2 in. wide and 3 in. long. Make 6 of these.
Step 4 - 4 Step 4 Make 2 smaller pieces of fabric that are the same size as the ones above. Cut out a triangle from the top of each fabric.
Step 4 – Make 2 smaller pieces of fabric that are the same size as the ones above. Cut out a triangle from the top of each fabric.
Step 5 - Add your cut outs from step 4 to 2 of the fabrics from step 3. Add a strip of duct tape to the top of the other 4 pieces of fabric.
Step 5 – Add your cut outs from step 4 to 2 of the fabrics from step 3. Add a strip of duct tape to the top of the other 4 pieces of fabric.
Step 6 - Attach each fabric to the inside of your wallet, with the pockets on the bottom.
Step 6 – Attach each fabric to the inside of your wallet, with the pockets on the bottom.
Step 7 - Add a strip of tape to the bottom of each pocket.
Step 7 – Add a strip of tape to the bottom of each pocket. Now you’re done! Enjoy your new Duck Tape Wallet with pockets.

This project is courtesy of Duck Tape® Brand Creations and can be found at http://www.duckbrand.com.  You can find a great selection of colored duct tape, metallic duck tape, camo duck tape, and even glow-in-the-dark duck tape at jmcremps.com.  If you want even more fascinating and fun Duct Tape Projects, check out our e-book series called Warfare by Duct Tape.  The easy-to-follow instructions will allow any creative kid (or adult) to create swords, armor, shields, and more!

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Duct Tape Creations – How to Make a Duct Tape Wallet

Duct Tape is more than just a useful tool for Dad.  It can be just the inspiration you need to create something really cool.  Creative people have used duct tape to make clothing, decorations, toys, and even games.  A favorite duct tape project amongst the JM Cremps kids is a duct tape wallet.  Duct tape wallets are real, working wallets, and they are the perfect duct tape project to get started with.

Duct tape wallets can be more than just a one-time project.  They are also a great business idea for a young entrepreneur.  Some of the kids in the JM Cremps team have made duct tape wallets and have sold them to their friends and classmates.  By being creative and adding designs, initials or school logos, our kids made some spending money and learned a valuable lesson at the same time.

Be as creative as you want with a wide variety of Duct Tape colors from JM Cremps.
Be as creative as you want with a wide variety of Duct Tape colors from JM Cremps.

Duct Tape Wallets require no special tools – just some scissors and whatever styles of duct tape you want to use.  JM Cremps carries a good assortment of color and patterned duct tape, so your wallet can be as fun and colorful as you want it to be.

Here is how to make a duct tape wallet.  (To see the completely animated, easy-to-follow version of these instructions, CLICK HERE.)

How to Make a Duct Tape Wallet
It is easy and fun to make a Duct Tape Wallet. Make a few extras and sell them to your friends and classmates.

1.     Cut a strip of duct tape 8.5 inches (22cm) in length and place it sticky-side up on a flat, stick-resistant surface. A cutting board or plastic craft board works well for this purpose.
2.     Cut a second piece of equal length and place it sticky-side down, covering half of the first piece lengthwise. The other half of this new piece will now be sticking to the flat surface.
3.     Fold the sticky part of the first strip down over the second.
4.     Flip the two strips over and place a third strip sticky-side down to cover the remaining sticky part of the second strip. Once again, the other half of this new piece will now be sticking to the flat surface.
5.     Continue flipping and extending the width of your duct-tape sheet until it measures at least 7 inches (18cm) from top to bottom not including the sticky edge.
6.     Fold the last sticky edge over and trim the edges so that the sheet is a rectangle of 7 by 8 inches (18 x 20cm). This will make your wallet approximately 3.5 inches (9cm) from top to bottom.
7.     Fold the rectangle in half lengthwise and tape the two sides closed to create a large pocket. Your crease should run in the same direction as the lines of the tape. This pocket is where you will place your bills.
8.     Fold your wallet in half. Run your fingers or a blunt edge over the crease to make it more defined.

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