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The UberWallet

My UberWallet.

2 cash pockets,2 credit card holders, and the possibility for ultimate modification (see my bus pas holder, chage pocket mod at the end)

To make this masterpiece you will need -

one (1) piece A3 paper (the thinner the better, thin newspaper works really well)
one (1) sheet sticky back plastic about 36 cm * 24 cm (you can use tape but its far more fiddley)
one (1) small sharp craft knife.
NO ruler needed (after measuring out the sticky back plastic anyway)
A little folding skill

First Folds

1, Fold the paper into half and half again and open back out both horizontally and vertically. this will give you 16 equal rectangles.
Then, fold a 'lip' at the top edge about 1–2 cm down

Making the Pockets

1, fold the paper with the to edge folded towards you as shown from the center top down to the left middle, and then to the right middle on the other side so it is symmetrical.

2, turn the paper over and fold the top point down so that it touches the middle. Turn the paper back over and it should look like picture 3

Second Pocket

colour change!! (didnt have yellow at home...)

1, where there are already creases, fold the sides into the middle, then open it out completly, like so...

2, so you can see everything inside. If you want to now it would be a good time to fold the bottom 1/4 backwards with the crease already made so that you dont have to undo everything later. When you fold the front sides back again, bring the parts that look like lapels out...

4, and press the whole thing flat,

5,so that it looks like a it packaging in the shop!

Inward Folding Check

picures 1 and 2 are what it should look like diring the fold...

and 3 and 4 after the fold.

Picture 5 is what the back should look like

Fold Complete!

1 now fold the bottom part backward making it obviously wallet-shaped and you have finished all the folding!!! But its not complete without the covering, so peel the paper off the stick back plastic (or use the sellotape) and lay on a flat surface.

2, Place the wallet near the top of the plastic about 2com away from the edges, wallet innards (where the credit cards go) to the plastic.

3, it should look like this if you turn the plastic over.

4, On the original side, cut out tabs that will close the sides and go into the lip of the main money pocket

5, Like so. Make sure that you don't stick the wrong part closed!!!

6, Now do the side tabs

Plastic Back

1, Fold the wallet over so that it sticks to the plastic again like so

2, and cut some tabs like before...

3, and stick them down. Again, don't stick the money pocket closed

Nearly Done!!


This is the tricky part. Very carefully cut where indicated with the craft knife but ONLY THE PLASTIC!!!

As indicated...

A is the front money pouch

B is the openings for the 2 credit card holders

C separates the front credit card holder from the back one. This area is very easy to cut too much so be careful!!!

All done!! Here are a couple of variations, such as one more secure CC holder, and a id pass / change pocket made from the back of the wallet


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