Introduction: Make a Slim Leather Wallet
This design is not original, I saw from Internet and impressed by it's unique & slim design, and decide to make similar one.
The inner pocket holds up to 6 credit cards, front pocket for cash.
Step 1: Tools & Materials
To get start, you need to prepare some tools and materials.
- A piece of leather
- Wing divider
- Needle x 2
- Sew thread
- Sewing horse (optional)
Step 2: Cutting
I made a cardboard template, put it on leather and mark the cut line with a needle or awl whatever you have, then cut it out.
Step 3: Glueing
There are 3 sides need to be glued: first glue the inner pocket part, when it dry glue the out part, put a hammer on it to keep the shape and wait it dry.
Step 4: Burnishing Edge and Punching Holes
Not all leathers need to burnish edges, anyway a smooth and burnished edge make the leather work nice-looking and durable.
Here I use sandpaper (1000) & beeswax.
Use wing divider to make a punching line, usual 4mm from the edge.
Punch holes with a chisel.
Step 5: Sewing
You may need a sewing horse when sewing.
You can check below instructable to know how to sew a leather.
Step 6: Done
I forgot to cut the pocket corn, you can also leave this to the last step, cut or keep it.
Ok, insert several credit cards & little cash in it and slip into your front pocket. If possible, throw your old & thick wallet.
If you also interested in making a leather notebook, you may want to check my instructable below.
Step 7: Template
I am not good at designing, it's little difficult for me making a professional template.
I did it with Excel and convert to PDF, if directly print not work, please make one according to the measurements.
Any comments will be much appreciated.