In this instructable we will go through a step by step process on how to make your very own leather wallet. I created my entire project at Techshop Menlo Park. I found some really nice pieces of leather in their bin wall and I used CorelDraw to make a file so I could use the CO2 lasers to cut my pieces out. After they were all cut out I used the industrial sewing machine to sew all my pieces together to make my wallet!
Step 1: Making your files
I decided that I wanted three internal pockets so I made the front piece, two different size dividers and the part that would be the back piece to the wallet on one file. I made sure to make them big enough to fit a dollar bill inside without having to fold it. On a separate file I made a piece so I could have a pocket on the back as well. I wanted to put a fun design on it as well so I simply searched the internet until I found one that I liked and did some bitmap work on it so the laser could read it. I loved the design because you could personalize it by adding whatever text you want in the middle!