Introduction: Medieval Coin Purse

Hello to everyone, this is my first instructable!

I create this medieval leather coin purse, a motorbiker asked me to do this for him. And I will shear it!! Im not a professional leather craftsman, but i like to work with leather.

Step 1: File Wood

I create with a file a convexity on a simple wood skrap, after this I fix it on a skrap wood table with some glue, just to have it firm.

Step 2: Leather Molding

Before starting molding put the leather pieces in hot water just 2min. and after start molding. In this case I take 3,5mm Vegatble tanned leather. I usede a coffe cup with the same diameter for help pressing. IMPORTANT: make two pieces of this!!

Step 3: Cut Out and Glue

After waiting to have leather dry, just in one pieces you must cut out the coin door. Glue (cement) this two pieces togheter

Step 4: Dye and Rivett

Take mesure of a leather string with place of carabiner, important is that everything must be very firm and precise if you want close and open easy the door. I used 4 rivett and 1 click button.


HempKnight made it! (author)2017-03-16

Just need to add strap, rivers & snap.

sandrone75 (author)HempKnight2017-03-17


Michael-Mays (author)2017-03-08

How did you set the rivets inside the dome after it was glued?

sandrone75 (author)Michael-Mays2017-03-09

Hello Michael,
I begin with the rivets in the back of the door. Use the corner of a table like an anvil or an anvil! And use rivet setter. If you in truble ask for more. Ciao.

Michael-Mays (author)2017-02-13

Love the tutorial on the round molded coin pouch. When you cut the opening for the pouch did you cut it on a bevel to allow for a flush closing when closed?

DavidK75 (author)2016-01-25

This is certainly a thing of beauty. Not sure I could make it though. Congratulations!

sandrone75 (author)DavidK752016-01-26

Thank you DavidK75, you can do it, its easyer then you think, belive me! Try... if you need help ask me.

DavidK75 (author)sandrone752016-10-05

Thank you! If I muster the guts to try it and i get shipwrecked, I may well take you up on that!

sandrone75 (author)DavidK752016-10-05

try and try, its easy

Alywolf (author)2016-01-27

brillant simply brillant.

russbrew2 (author)2016-01-24

Nice- I like molded leather projects- it shows creativity,- great job!!!

sandrone75 (author)russbrew22016-01-26

Thank you, russbrew2.

russbrew2 (author)sandrone752016-01-26

You're welcome!

MelonieR1 (author)2016-01-24

We bow to your fantastic project, you rock!

sandrone75 (author)MelonieR12016-01-26

Rock or bust! Thank you for the nice comment!

DIY Hacks and How Tos (author)2016-01-23

Awesome leather working! This would be a perfect project for a renaissance fair.


thank you!

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Bio: Hello Im sandro from italy. Im interested in mechanic, sport like free climbing Bike snowboard and all about mountain. Im a Bike Shop owner and ... More »
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