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How to Make a Bankbook Case

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Since the original vinyl case is cheaply made, I made a bankbook case out of leather.
Leather material gives it a more luxurious feel.
 
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Step 1: Prepare the Template

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Prepare the template that is larger than the actual size of the bankbook.

Step 2: Cut out the Leather

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Cut out the leather with a leather cutter.
Be careful not to cut your fingers!

Step 3: Needed to Complete Project

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These are all the materials you will need to complete the project.

Step 4: Apply the Oil

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Apply the oil  to the back side of the leather.  Make sure you apply a heavy coat  of oil.

Step 5: Polish the Leather Edge

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Apply oil to the leather edge and polish it with the stick of the wood.

Step 6: Draw the seam line for the inside pockets

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Draw a line to show the sewing line.
At this time, draw a line about 0.1 inch away the sewing line from the edge.

Step 7: Glue the Belt

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Glue the belt together using elastomeric adhesive which is used to glue leather.

Step 8: Sew it

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After the glue has dried, sew it with the wax cord.

Step 9: Glue the Inside Pockets

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Glue the two inside pockets onto the inside of the leather.

Step 10: Draw the seam line for the bankbook and pierce it with a hammer

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At this time, draw a line on the bankbook to make the sewing line.
Pierce it with a hammer on the sewing  line.

Step 11: Sew it

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After the glue has dried, sew it with the wax cord.

Step 12: The Inside pockets are attached

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There is an  inside pocket on the right and left  side.

Step 13: You are finished!

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You have completed your project.
Congratulations!!

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lynniehop2 months ago

it looks lovely and soft, very nicely made. Did you attach the loop at the same time as the belt? Did you use glue and/or stitch it?

ishiyasu (author)  lynniehop2 months ago

Thank you for comment! Yes,I attached the loop. I used glue and stitch it!!

chriswooten573 months ago

Nice job, did you punch holes to sew, if not how hard was it to sew the leather?

It looks really nice I never carry checks anymore but I could see using this to make cover for my cell phone to protect when it is in my purse. Thanks for sharing.

ishiyasu (author)  chriswooten573 months ago

Thank you for comment! I strongly punchholes to sew! I want to make it in various ways from now on.Thank you!!

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