About 10 months ago I made a cassette tape wallet after I was inspired by some that I saw online. They were on sale for $43 and the first thought in my mind was, “I can make that for less!” So that’s what I did. :) Here’s some pictures of it when it was freshly made.

The point of this post wasn’t just to show you all my wallet, but to show you guys this wallet after 10 months of use and abuse from me. I had my doubts whether it would stay together because all I did was glue everything.. the zipper, the fabric.. I figured the first thing to go would be the zipper, because of the constant zipping and unzipping that this thing would have to take. Fortunately, to my surprise, this thing has kept up pretty well. :) It’s showing a little bit of ware because of some minor cracks at the bottom, and the text on the cassette tape has been rubbed off.

Here are some pictures of it now:

You can barely even tell text used to be there!

Another angle.

Unzipped, with all my goodies inside.

Showing the inside with my grubby, dirty art hands.

The ugly bottom of it. The glue shows, but that’s just because I was impatient when I made it, and I didn’t take the time to make it less noticeable. You can also see how some of the edges are cracking.

This one shows the cracks the best I think.

And thats it! For those of you who want a tutorial, I will be posting one soon (Posted!), after I post the tutorial for the travel set I made.

Oh! Don’t forget to vote for my zombie protection kit on Craftster! Voting ends on the 12th this month so be sure to squeeze your vote in!

21 Thoughts on “Cassette tape wallet, then and now.

  1. very interesting!

  2. I came to your blog through stumbleUpon, and just wanted to say keep blogging! I bookmarked you and look forward to seeing more of your crafts! I even sent the towel/bag tutorial to my Mum! :P

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  4. Dennyce on April 23, 2008 at 10:57 pm said:

    WOW. wikid awesome wallet! Defiantly original. How did the tape get the cracks?

    • Thanks, there are cracks just because it’s been used every day since I had made it. There’s only cracks at the bottom and top edges.. none along the whole thing. All the cracks are just visual eyesores, nothing that makes the wallet unusable.

  5. these are awesome! now i know what to do with my cassette collection

  6. amazing. I want one right know! But it’s 11 at night… I’ll make it in the morning! :] <3

  7. I am totally going to try this. It looks dope!

  8. can u tell me what kind of glue u used? i try as u said, but failed. cz i can’t glue the fabric w/ tape together.

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  11. Cool! my kid will like it. Where can I get one ?

  12. I “Stumbled” across this page – Very Cool! Going to add it to my list of things to try. Wonder if it would work with an 8-track tape (although I don’t know where one would find an 8-track these days)!

    BTW – there’s a link at the bottom of the post that goes to another post with directions (for the person who wanted to know what glue was used). I replied to this post as it was the actual one that the “Stumble!” button took me to.

  13. Another Stumbler passing through!

    Can’t believe that this doesn’t have more stumble votes. My girlfriend now wants one! LOL – Going to have to dig through some old boxes to find some cassette tapes.

  14. Perhaps using a spray on clear coat would help keep the text from rubbing off.

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