Introduction: Hand Made Leather Wallet
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Step 1: Make a Pattern
i draw all of my patterns out on bristol board or card stock before i cut them out of leather.
be sure that your most outer piece (if your using the template shown) is a half inch longer to allow your wallet to fold. you can see this well in photo 2.
trace everything onto your leather and cut carefully with an exacto knife.
Step 2: Dye
now is time to dye all the parts to the colour of your choosing. i went antique fade. i did this with a sponge and it wasnt easy. an air brush is more efficient.
let everything dry.
Step 3: Make Your Card Slots.
glue around the edge that will be sewn.
then measure center on your pockets to punch your holes to sew, and sew your pockets together.
glue and sew your card pockets to the top of your inner back piece.
Step 5: Attach Your Outer Back Piece
glue ONLY the ends being sure they and the bottom line up perfectly.
picture 3 will show that your back not laying flat is not a mistake.
scribe a line for your punch to follow.
punch your holes leaving a gap at the bottom center where your wallet will fold. shown in picture 5.
punch holes and sew.
Step 6: Finish Your Edges
grab your burnisher and dampen.the edges of your leather. then rub. and rub. and some more. until they are nice and smooth.
i then dyed mine oxblood
Step 7: Fill With Cards!
filler up and put it in your pocket!
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Tandy Leather Contest 2016