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Perfect for your London underground Oyster card.

Posted by Cat Morley from Edinburgh, United Kingdom • Published See Cat Morley's 507 projects »
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  • How to make a card carrier. Travel Card Wallet - Step 1
    Step 1

    For this you will need a tube map (grab one for free from any underground station) and the original Oyster card wallet that it came with to make the template, or you can just wing it.

  • How to make a card carrier. Travel Card Wallet - Step 2
    Step 2

    Draw around the wallet on to card.

  • How to make a card carrier. Travel Card Wallet - Step 3
    Step 3

    Cut out the card template.

  • How to make a card carrier. Travel Card Wallet - Step 4
    Step 4

    Trace around the template on to the tube map and on to some paper, which will line your wallet.

  • How to make a card carrier. Travel Card Wallet - Step 5
    Step 5

    You should end up with two pieces that look like this.

  • How to make a card carrier. Travel Card Wallet - Step 6
    Step 6

    Stick the map and paper together with spray adhesive.

  • How to make a card carrier. Travel Card Wallet - Step 7
    Step 7

    Cut two strips of clear vinyl, big enough to cover the wallet and two more strips which are half as wide as the wallet.

  • How to make a card carrier. Travel Card Wallet - Step 8
    Step 8

    Place the map in between the two sheets of vinyl and place the two smaller squares at either side, these will hold the cards.

  • How to make a card carrier. Travel Card Wallet - Step 9
    Step 9

    Sew around the outside.

  • How to make a card carrier. Travel Card Wallet - Step 10
    Step 10

    Cut around the wallet, trimming off any excess vinyl.

  • How to make a card carrier. Travel Card Wallet - Step 11
    Step 11

    Pop your oyster card in to make sure it fits.

  • How to make a card carrier. Travel Card Wallet - Step 12
    Step 12

    And your ready to go. Happy travels!

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Bat Ma'am
Bat Ma'am · Seattle, Washington, US · 13 projects

LOVE this, I gotta make some with my bus schedules xD

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ramsandgold
ramsandgold

Great idea! By the way, if anyone needs the template, I found a downloadable PDF of one which you can just print out and use.
http://www.phillipsdirect.co.uk/promotional-printed-pvc-card-wallet-p-140.html

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EmmaThePrincess
EmmaThePrincess · 23 projects

Nice!

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Astara
Astara · , Illinois, United States · 1 project

Oh I would love to make one of these out of the map for the Chicago Metra! I used to live close and used the Metra a lot, so it'd be a cute little memento.

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Cat Morley
Cat Morley · Edinburgh, GB · 723 projects

I got an Oyster card wallet free when I bought my card. Vinyl is a clear plastic fabric, you should be able to pick some up in a fabric store!

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RogueSister
RogueSister · Richmond, London, United Kingdom · 11 projects

oh and whats vinyl, where do you get it from?

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RogueSister
RogueSister · Richmond, London, United Kingdom · 11 projects

where did you get the oyster wallet from, because i can't see any free ones at my station...
dyou have to ask or something?

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Sylvie P.
Sylvie P. · 1 project

I think I'll make one with a bus timetable for my bus pass. Brilliant idea, thanks :)

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Smiles
Smiles

Super cute! I would like to make one of these for my sister she does not carry a purse. TY, Lisa

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Chris D.
Chris D.

i love this idea. what type of vinyl have you used is it sticky backed or not :)

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