Leather SD Card Holder / Nintendo Switch Card Holder

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Introduction: Leather SD Card Holder / Nintendo Switch Card Holder

Take with you only what you need! An elegant, eye-catching and perfekt solution to store your SD cards and Nintendo Switch cards. Fits perfect in the pocket, smells good and fills great in the hands. Okay, let us make one :)

Step 1: Materials and Tools

Materials

  • Leather of your choice (3 - 4 oz / 1.2 - 1.6 mm is my recommendation)

Tools

  • Cutter
  • Cutting mat
  • Scissors
  • Ruler
  • Hammer
  • Half round punches
  • Scratch awl
  • Wood slicker
  • Stitching chisel (5 mm is my choice)
  • Leather glue
  • Wing divider
  • 2x needles
  • Sew thread (0.55 mm is my choice)
  • Beeswax block
  • Tokonole leather finish colorless (optional)
  • Sandpaper
  • Edge beveler
  • Lighter

Step 2: Print, Cut and Tracing Out the Pattern

Download free attached pattern, print and cut them out. Transfer the pattern on each leather piece. Use the scratch awl tool. Use the ruler, cutter and half round punches to cut the leather pieces out.

For inner round edges use half round punches.

Use the following printer setting:

Size: 100%

Paper size European: DIN A4

Paper size USA: US Letter

Step 3: Glue the Leather Pieces Together

Glue the card pockets with the main part together.

Optional: You can sand and burnish the round inner edges. Use tokonole leather finish and the wood slicker to burnishing them.

Tipp: To remove the excess glue use a plastic card or metal ruler.

Step 4: Punching Holes and Sewing

  1. At first punch holes on the middle stiching marks of the card pockets and sew them on the main part. For sewing i use the saddle stitch technique WITHOUT a stitching pony. HERE you can learn from "Corter Leather" how to do that.
  2. Sand the outer sides.
  3. Adjust 0.3 mm on the wing divider and mark the stiching lines (You are new on leather craft? Just search on YouTube for "How to use wing divider").
  4. Punch the holes and sew the rest together. Finally snip and burn the sewing thread ends.

Step 5: Finishing the Edges

  1. Cut a little bit leather off on the corners.
  2. Sand the outer sides.
  3. Use the edge beveler for taking off the sharp edges.
  4. Burnish the edges. Use tokonole leather finish and the wood slicker to burnishing the edges. You can use water as well. You can find HERE a very useful tutorial from "Corter Leather".

Step 6: The Finished Product

We are done! I would be glad to see your leather sd card holdes / nintendo switch card holders :)

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    16 Comments

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    robotlord2004
    robotlord2004

    11 months ago

    cool project man, quick Q...can this be done to house PS vita games (the cartrige is slightly smaller)

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    PARACORD WOLF
    PARACORD WOLF

    Reply 6 months ago

    Thank you my friend. PS vita games cartrige is 15 x 13 mm and SD card is 32 x 24 mm. You can modify the pattern and make the pockets smaller.

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    NEW PEW
    NEW PEW

    11 months ago

    Great Instructable! Congrats with being a finalist in the Hand tools only challenge!

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    PARACORD WOLF
    PARACORD WOLF

    Reply 11 months ago

    Thank so much my friend. I really appreciate this chance.

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    Nikita Maree
    Nikita Maree

    11 months ago

    There is something so beautiful and natural about leather work.
    Great Instructable. I love it.

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    PARACORD WOLF
    PARACORD WOLF

    Reply 11 months ago

    The leather smells and feels so good. Love that material so much 😍. THANK you very much for your positive feedback, i really appreciate it 🙏.

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    vtatikonda22
    vtatikonda22

    11 months ago

    hate it so boring

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    Nikita Maree
    Nikita Maree

    Reply 11 months ago

    Wow dude. Did you miss the 'We have a be nice policy' ?

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    PARACORD WOLF
    PARACORD WOLF

    Reply 11 months ago

    It is fine friend 😂. Neverthless, thx for your comment. If you want to talk, just contact me.

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    J Panda
    J Panda

    11 months ago

    This is very cool! I will try to make this once I get my switch! Thanks for the inscrutable!

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    PARACORD WOLF
    PARACORD WOLF

    Reply 11 months ago


    That is so AWESOME 😃. Can't wait to see you final result. Thank you for your comment friend.

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    J Panda
    J Panda

    Reply 11 months ago

    Your very welcome!

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    Handy_Bear
    Handy_Bear

    11 months ago

    Really nice Instructable! The photos are top-notch!

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    PARACORD WOLF
    PARACORD WOLF

    Reply 11 months ago

    Thank you so much 🙏 my friend. It means a lot for me. I voted for your instructable, love the idea.

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    Handy_Bear
    Handy_Bear

    Reply 11 months ago

    Thank you! Voted for you too!

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    PARACORD WOLF
    PARACORD WOLF

    Reply 11 months ago

    Thank you very much, i appreciate it 🙏.