Introduction: Make a Slim Leather Wallet

This design is not original, I saw from Internet and impressed by it's unique & slim design, and decide to make similar one.

The inner pocket holds up to 6 credit cards, front pocket for cash.

Step 1: Tools & Materials

To get start, you need to prepare some tools and materials.

  • A piece of leather
  • Scissor
  • Cutter
  • Ruler
  • Hammer
  • Chisel
  • Wing divider
  • Glue
  • Needle x 2
  • Sew thread
  • Sandpaper
  • Sewing horse (optional)

Step 2: Cutting

I made a cardboard template, put it on leather and mark the cut line with a needle or awl whatever you have, then cut it out.

Step 3: Glueing

There are 3 sides need to be glued: first glue the inner pocket part, when it dry glue the out part, put a hammer on it to keep the shape and wait it dry.

Step 4: Burnishing Edge and Punching Holes

Not all leathers need to burnish edges, anyway a smooth and burnished edge make the leather work nice-looking and durable.

Here I use sandpaper (1000) & beeswax.

Use wing divider to make a punching line, usual 4mm from the edge.

Punch holes with a chisel.

Step 5: Sewing

You may need a sewing horse when sewing.

You can check below instructable to know how to sew a leather.

https://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-saddle-stitch-leather/

Step 6: Done

I forgot to cut the pocket corn, you can also leave this to the last step, cut or keep it.

Ok, insert several credit cards & little cash in it and slip into your front pocket. If possible, throw your old & thick wallet.

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If you also interested in making a leather notebook, you may want to check my instructable below.

https://www.instructables.com/id/Make-a-Midori-Type-Travelers-Notebook/

Step 7: Template

I am not good at designing, it's little difficult for me making a professional template.

I did it with Excel and convert to PDF, if directly print not work, please make one according to the measurements.

Any comments will be much appreciated.

Comments

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kiwimaru made it! (author)2017-09-15

I love it! :)

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berti_banane made it! (author)2017-08-11

Much better than my former 'duct tape thing' ... :-)

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Shadenf made it! (author)2016-11-27

Love it, thanks for the project :)

I have never worked with leather before so wasn't sure how it would work out but this was really easy to follow and make.

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septemberleather (author)Shadenf2016-11-27

Great job!

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RoryB13 made it! (author)2016-11-22

Thank you very much for this simple yet awesome project! <3

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septemberleather (author)RoryB132016-11-22

You even changed a little & improved the design. Awesome!

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RoryB13 (author)septemberleather2016-11-22

More projects from you, please! Thank you very much.

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kminer49er (author)2016-11-21

Great simple project with clear and concise instructions. I will make this my next project.

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Hope to see your work soon.

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JoyB21 (author)2016-11-17

It would be great to have the measurements for the template. Can you please provide them? Thanks.

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septemberleather (author)JoyB212016-11-17

Updated, find the pattern in the last step, thanks!

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JoyB21 (author)septemberleather2016-11-18

Thanks! Now I can get right to work making one.

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czarnian (author)2016-11-17

any chance that you upload the template for printing and cutting?

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Updated, find the pattern in the last step, thanks!

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THANK YOU!!!!

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streetlamp (author)2016-11-17

I too would like the template for this with the measurements. Great and simple idea. Thanks

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Updated, find the pattern in the last step, thanks!

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PraneethC6 (author)2016-11-17

If anyone made this , please post the measurements..!

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Updated, find the pattern in the last step, thanks!

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Iqui (author)2016-11-17

The instructions don't provide any of the template measurements or dimensions needed to instruct someone on how to do it though...

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septemberleather (author)Iqui2016-11-17

Updated, find the pattern in the last step, thanks!

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Oliver90driver (author)2016-11-17

Shouldn't be too difficult to extrapolate the pattern size from a credit card. The wide bit folds around one so needs to be twice the width + the seam allowance by the length. The smaller bit with the corner cut off folds up to close the bottom so is the same size as the folded main section. Try it in something like kitchen paper first - strong but soft enough to wrap around.

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Rainath (author)2016-11-16

I like this design, since it requires only one piece of material and has few edges to sew. I think I'll try this out, thanks for sharing!

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septemberleather (author)Rainath2016-11-16

Great, hope to see your work.

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MarcoGhelfino (author)2016-11-16

Looks great!

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