February 10, 2006

Sarah: Tyvek

You know what's better than a cheap craft project? A free craft project!

I made a wallet out of an Express Mail tyvek envelope:

Tyvek is the material they make those envelopes out of that feel like a cross between paper and fabric. It's water resistant and supposedly very durable. Plus, you can get the envelopes for free from the US postal service! I've seen project tutorials where the material was sewn, but I just used packaging tape (and I did it while I was at work... Ssshhhhhh).

So. Anyway. I thought I took pictures of the steps to make the wallet. But apparently I didn't. So here are some shots of the final project:

It ended up being a tri-fold wallet:

With six credit card slots:

And a place for bills:

But it was a little sproingy when I first completed it, so I had to try to squash it down:

So there you go. I crafted and fought the man, all at the same time.

Oh, and I left the postal stuff on the outside because, well, that's just so punk rock.

Posted by sarah at February 10, 2006 04:22 PM

I can't read those tiny words!

Posted by: lisa on February 11, 2006 09:37 AM

Sooo That is friggin sweet. BUT BE CAREFUL... This guy (I can't remember if I learned this at the UPS Store or in school..) decided to make an installation of furniture made entirely out of FedEx boxes. Fedex Sued him. Lame Sauce.

Posted by: Mallory on February 12, 2006 11:24 AM
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