Looking for a quick custom wallet? Well, if you’ve got a paper bag lying around, then you can get started on your own paper bag origami wallet with this tutorial by Taiwanese digital advertising designer Mr. Zhou, as well as a detailed video tutorial by Youtube user thebigbluevan.

If you’re satisfied with the results of your paper wallet, it seems like you could always make a more permanent version from fabric, which I image would hold together pretty well with a few well placed stitches and maybe some iron-on interfacing.


Andrew Salomone

Andrew Salomone

Artist, writer, and teacher who makes work about popular culture, technology, and traditional craft processes.

  • ckpwong

    Here’s the Chinese tutorial of a waterproof, long version:

    Steps 10 and on is instructions for folding the long wallet. Should be fairly self-explanatory.

    Waterproofing was done by putting transparent adhesive vinyl onto both sides of the paper. The adhesive vinyl seems very common/popular in Taiwan, but I had a hard time finding the English translation! It’s supposedly called “cutting sheet” but I couldn’t even find the right thing on Amazon. Adhesive vinyl, like those for Silhouette/Cricut, seems to be the closest match.

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