These days it can be tough to FILL a wallet with more than coupons and a library card…but you can MAKE your own billfold with a little elbow grease and creativity.
Instructables has instructions a “quality duct tape wallet”. From the site: “standard duct tape wallet with 2 pockets for cards. this takes about 30 minutes to make. i like it because you can customize to exactly the size you want.”
You can also sew one up–something I’m planning to get around to one of these days. If you have time on your hands, check out this pattern from That Darn Kat. If you want something a little less complicated check out this one pocket wallet tutorial. You could also take apart a fabric wallet that’s falling apart to see how it was put together. Lovely wallet fabric on the cheap can be salvaged from a vintage necktie or whatever else you have that you’re willing to chop up.
Super minimalist ? Or want something that’s nearly free? Try a paper wallet. I bet you could make it work with a paper grocery bag.