Introduction: Stitchless Card Holder & 3D Configurator.

About: Leathercrafting, design engineering


I'm working on an interactive 3d Configurator library.

This is the second one I posted here, I hope you will find this tutorial useful.

About the 3D configurator:

Is a web based interactive viewer, you can try out various colors, leather type, rivets color, etc. (which updates in real time).It requires some graphic memory, so if it slow just try to make your browser window smaller, that way the resolution will be lower.

About the Card holder.

Holds up to 15 Cards and other small items (main pocket).

Plus an extra small pocket.



  • 3 to 4.5 Oz leather (1.2 to 1.8mm)
  • Rivets (1/2" diameter or smaller)
  • Gum tragacanth
  • Cardstock


  • Utility Knife
  • sandpaper 300+ grit
  • small piece of canvas to burnish edges (you can use an edge slicker instead)
  • 1/16" and 3/16 hole punch (Or the ones that are recommended for the rivets you use)
  • steel ruler
  • cutting mat
  • Manual Rivet setter
  • a Hammer


  • Edge creaser

Step 1: Design It.

Check out the 3D Configurator

In the left toolbar you will find styles, colors, leather types and even custom stamping.

After you finish your wallet, there is a button to save it as an image. so you can compare it with another variation you may like.

Step 2: Print the Template and Trace.

You can get the free pattern here: Free pattern Card holder

Use tick card stock to print the pattern, First verify that the dimensions of the test page are correct.

Cut the template and trace the pieces onto the leather.

Step 3: Cut the Leather Pieces.

You will need 2 hole punch sizes, One for the rivets and a small one to create the tabs.

Create the tabs by cutting the lines that the pattern shows.

Step 4: Finish the Edges.

Before installing the rivets, finish your edges.

Use the edge creaser to add extra detail to your edges.

Spread tokonole or gum on the edges, then create friction by running the canvas (or slicker) back and forth across the edges.

Step 5: Set the First 2 Rivets. #1 & #2

Use the river setter to install the first 2 rivets.

The pattern shows the recommended sequence for installing the rivets (from #1 to #8).

Step 6: Set the Following 2 Rivets (#3 & #4)

Step 7: Install the Pockets and Strap Using the Remaining Rivets.

Here is when we are going to use the other 2 leather pieces.(the small pocket and strap)

Step 8: That's It!

You can also watch the full video tutorial.