Introduction: Simple Leather Card Wallet

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This is a really simple wallet made with leather and it's essentially without a closure, cause it usually will fit in a pocket.

Step 1: Materials and Tools

You need:

+ sheet of thick leather (15 x 21)cm

+ needle (not thin one)

+ some (shoes) sewing thread

+ cutter

+ awl

Step 2: Leather Cutting

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Watch the picture and simply cut the leather sheet using the indication written above these first two.

Step 3: Try to Bend and Roll

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Try to bend and roll the leather and watch your wallet shapes and come to life.

Step 4: Get Wet and Bend

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now we are ready to shape permanently the leather, so simply using water ...a little water, better to use a wet cloth that will works good. After get wet we have to bend.

Step 5: Shaping

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cut small segments of as you can see in the picture on both side, it will help bend and shape the side of the wallet.

Step 6: Punch Hole

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punch two columns of holes every 5mm and make (x) rows every 5mm, start punching holes 5mm from the side.

Step 7: Sewing

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now the last structural step, sewing both side together. Watch the picture and go sewing it.

Step 8: Fill the Wallet With Your Card

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Idea63 made it! (author)2017-11-02

Here are some closeup photo’s from the leather cardholder. I also used youre pattern to make one from fire hose.

Idea63 made it! (author)2017-10-31

a very nice tutorial, i also made this cardholder. The leather inused was not tick enough so i glue 2 layers together. Works very good!

fre21 (author)Idea632017-11-01

Wao!! Great Idea63!!!
I like your double layers, it's better then mine and look fine! Next time I will do like yours! Thank you

Princesskookoo (author)2017-03-08

I love it!! Thank you.

yueleilei (author)2014-10-25

Simple is best.

3366carlos (author)2014-10-20


fre21 (author)3366carlos2014-10-21

thank You !

MsSweetSatisfaction (author)2014-10-20

Very nice job on the sewing, I can't imagine punching all those holes so precisely. Thanks for sharing!

Thank you MsSweetSatisfaction!
That's my first instructable, i will share something else soon maybe about coconut work or bamboo..

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