Leather Wallet From a Boot

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Introduction: Leather Wallet From a Boot

Don't throw your old leather boots away! Make a minimalist leather wallet / cardholder out of it. You can also use old leather baseball gloves, bags and so on. By the way, leather is very robust and sustainable material. Okay, let us make one :)

Step 1: Materials and Tools

Materials

  • Old leather boots

Tools:

  • Cutter
  • Ruler
  • Hammer
  • Half round punches
  • Scratch awl
  • Wood slicker
  • Chisel (4 mm)
  • Leather glue
  • Wing divider
  • 2x needles
  • Sew thread
  • Tokonole leather finish
  • colorless leather fat (Clear leather dressing)
  • Rotary tool (for example: Dremel) or sandpaper
  • Edge beveler
  • Lighter

Step 2: Removing the Leather From the Boots

The fun part :D. Destroying the boots! STOP! That was a joke! Carefully removing the leather from the boot. You need big flat pieces. Remove / rip out all fabrics wich are glued to the leather. Clean the leather with a leather cleaning brush (optional).

Step 3: Tracing Out the Pattern

Download free minimalist leather wallet pattern, print and cut them out.

You can download them HERE

Transfer the pattern on each leather piece. Use the scratch awl tool.

Step 4: Cutting Out the Leather Pieces

Use the ruler, cutter and half round punches to cut the leather pieces out.

Step 5: Sand and Burnishing the Edges

Sand and burnishing the edges of the front and back pocket. Use tokonole leather finish and the wood slicker to burnishing the edges.

Step 6: Glue the Leather Pieces Together and Taking Off Sharp Edges

The areas to be glued on the smooth side should first be roughed with a sharp blade. Glue all pieces together. After gluing use the edge beveler for taking off the sharp edges.

Step 7: Punching Holes and Sewing

For sewing use the saddle stitch technique. On YouTube you can easy find a bunch of tutorials. Finally snip and burn the ends.

Step 8: Burnishing Edges and Finishing the Product

The leather has lost a lot of fat, so it has to be treated. To protect the leather use clear leather dressing or beeswax leather fat.

Step 9: The Finished Product

We are done! I would be glad to see your leather boots wallets :)

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    8 Comments

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    3366carlos
    3366carlos

    1 year ago

    Awesome

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    PARACORD WOLF
    PARACORD WOLF

    Reply 9 months ago

    Thank you my freind :)

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    Canoeswamp
    Canoeswamp

    1 year ago

    Good job! I did this with one of my brother's snake boots. Before I stitched the pieces together, I filled in the stitch holes the where the strap and buckle had been. Boots are a great source of study leather.

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    PARACORD WOLF
    PARACORD WOLF

    Reply 1 year ago

    WOW, that ist so AWESOME! My friend, thank you! You are so right! It was also my first project where I started working with leather.

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    Canoeswamp
    Canoeswamp

    Reply 1 year ago

    Being your first project, then it was outstanding rather than just good!

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    PARACORD WOLF
    PARACORD WOLF

    Reply 1 year ago

    I need a lot to learn. Currently i am learning to better use the cutter to cut clean curved lines. Working with leather is a such pleaser.

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    Canoeswamp
    Canoeswamp

    Reply 1 year ago

    If you are referencing curved corners, purchase flat washers in various sizes and use them as a corner template. Cut slowly. There is a circle template on the market ... the name and source escapes me now ... which is laser cut out of metal. It looks like bubbles coming out of a kids bubble wand. It is a nice gadget to have, but the washers work just as well, and only cost about 25 cents each.

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    PARACORD WOLF
    PARACORD WOLF

    Reply 1 year ago

    Very GOOD ideas my friend. Thank you very much! At the beginning you need tools and it is great if you can save some money. I will try it out.