I will tell you how to make a simple leather wallet.
Step 1: First Get Leather
Most leather will work but for beginners it may be easier to use thicker leather because it is more durable.
Step 2: Get Tools
A starter kit for leather tools is a great way to go for beginners. They have everything you need to get started. I recommend one with a set of punches and some purpose made needles. Also an exacto knife cuts leather great.
Step 3: Find Patterns or Design the Wallet
You can do whatever you want but the one that I made is the size of a credit card. Trace your design on the leather and cut out the pieces. Mine has a notch out of the bottom so you can push the cards out a bit and then pull them the rest of the way.
Step 4: Punch the Holes
Use your leather punches to make holes for sewing the pieces together. Use a hammer and some soft wood behind it so you don’t damage the punches.
Step 5: Sew the Pieces Together
Use your needle and some thick thread to sew them together. This is a tedious process but it can be fun and the reward is worth it.
Step 6: Make It Yours
You can color it with leather stain, carve it, burn it, anything that you want to do. Just make it your own. Or make it for someone else. These make great gifts or you can sell them. Or just put your money in them.
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