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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

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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! 
scoochmaroo3 years ago
AND you should consider entering this in the Father's Day Challenge!
That looks amazing! I would love to laser cut leather; great idea and design! You have to enter this into the Fashion Contest :)