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Sew a unique wallet out of magazine pages.
This is such a simple idea and you can use it with all sorts of magazine pages, newspaper, photographs or images.

Posted by Cat Morley from London, United Kingdom • Published See Cat Morley's 1141 projects »
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  • How to make a paper wallet. Magazine Wallet - Step 1
    Step 1

    Rip a couple of interesting pages out of a magazine or newspaper.

  • How to make a paper wallet. Magazine Wallet - Step 2
    Step 2

    Glue two pages together, so that the good side is facing out.

  • How to make a paper wallet. Magazine Wallet - Step 3
    Step 3

    Trim around the edges to make sure they're the same size.

  • How to make a paper wallet. Magazine Wallet - Step 4
    Step 4

    Cover both sides with a sheet of sticky back plastic.

  • How to make a paper wallet. Magazine Wallet - Step 5
    Step 5

    Cut two strips of paper which are about 1.5" thick and a third the height of your wallet.

  • How to make a paper wallet. Magazine Wallet - Step 6
    Step 6

    Fold in half and then fold each half down, to create an accordion shape like this.

  • How to make a paper wallet. Magazine Wallet - Step 7
    Step 7

    Lay flat and cover each side with sticky back plastic.

  • How to make a paper wallet. Magazine Wallet - Step 8
    Step 8

    Sew around the outside of your wallet.

  • How to make a paper wallet. Magazine Wallet - Step 9
    Step 9

    Use a decorative zig-zag stitch and bright thread to give the wallet an interesting edge.

  • How to make a paper wallet. Magazine Wallet - Step 10
    Step 10

    Tape the accordion paper to the bottom edge of your wallet, so that the nicest side if facing out.

  • How to make a paper wallet. Magazine Wallet - Step 11
    Step 11

    Stitch in place using a normal straight stitch. Repeat with the other side.

  • How to make a paper wallet. Magazine Wallet - Step 12
    Step 12

    Flip over and carefully stitch to the back of the wallet. Repeat with the other side.

  • How to make a paper wallet. Magazine Wallet - Step 13
    Step 13

    Your wallet should now have a nice little pocket like this.

  • How to make a paper wallet. Magazine Wallet - Step 14
    Step 14

    Stitch a straight line along the bottom edge of the wallet.

  • How to make a paper wallet. Magazine Wallet - Step 15
    Step 15

    Trim around the edges to remove any excess sticky back plastic.

  • How to make a paper wallet. Magazine Wallet - Step 16
    Step 16

    Hammer each side of a stud button in to the flap and underside of your wallet.

  • How to make a paper wallet. Magazine Wallet - Step 17
    Step 17

    You're all done!

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Shawntay A.
Shawntay A. · Yuba City, California, US · 15 projects
You could use clear packaging tape. It inexpensive anc itworks really well.
Cat Morley
Cat Morley · London, GB · 1426 projects
Good thinking!
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Andrea
Andrea · Austin, Texas, US · 45 projects
Is there anything in the US like "sticky back plastic" if not is there something else I could substitute for it?
Cat Morley
Cat Morley · London, GB · 1426 projects
That's so strange they don't have it. Acetate would work well or clear vinyl.
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