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April 23, 2007

Instructables : Paper Wallet

My pockets and back felt a sigh of relief last year when I started carrying a jimi wallet. Much less than a half inch thick and I can carry 5 bills and 5 cards in my front pocket.

I may be replacing the jimi with this paper wallet. I made one in about five minutes and a second one in two minutes. Lighter and thinner than the jimi, plus it carries the same contents.

The bonus is that it is made out of a single 8.5″ x 11″ sheet of paper. I’m fantasizing about all the things that I could print on that paper and what else I could stop carrying. Notebook – check, important phone numbers – check, emergency contact info – check, family photos – check.

Update – April 27 – After carrying one for a few days, I’m still happy with it, but I did make one mistake. I thought that since it was wallet-like, I could revert to my old pre-jimi days of carrying all my cash inside the wallet. It doesn’t really work. The wallet isn’t big enough to attempt to sort through the bills inside. It doesn’t open wide enough to discriminate between bills. Just carry large bills in the wallet and everything else loose in the pocket. When you need a large bill, slip it out.

1 Comment(s)

  1. Randy | Apr 25, 2007 | Reply

    Hi Ray,

    I’m glad you liked the paper wallet! We’re running a DIY Wallet Challenge ending Sunday, so you should totally make a neat wallet to enter! Or if you don’t feel like making one, you can vote vote for someone else’s by just clicking the little “+” on the top right-hand corner of the screen.

    Randy‚Ä®(for the Instructables team)

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