How to Make a Leather Wallet

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Introduction: How to Make a Leather Wallet

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Making a cool leather wallet is easy. Just get yourself some scrap strips of leather ant you are good to go. No special tool required.

You can see full process of making this simple wallet in the video.

Step 1: Cut You Leather.

Cut your leather with some extra space on the sides.

Step 2: Make Slots

You can use thinner leather on the inside. it will be better for cards.

Step 3: Put It Together

Put it together with super glue.

Pinch holes after and sew the ends.

Step 4: It's Ready

Cut it to the finlal size. Its ready to go!

3 People Made This Project!

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13 Discussions

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Lethrwolf
Lethrwolf

5 years ago on Introduction

It is a promising card wallet and looks nice. As a maker of leather goods since 1991, unless I'm missing something, there are a couple of questions I have: If you do not sew all the way around the card pockets, since there is a lot of stress from putting in and taking out the cards, what is to prevent the leather from separating and losing you cards? It was also mentioned; what keeps the cards from slipping down into and behind the cards at the bottom? This is just a helpful hint... start 3 holes from the start of your sewing point, stitch up to the beginning, then back sew till you reach the end, then back sew 3 holes to LOCK in the ends of the thread. This also gives it strength at the ends.

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TheGunNut44
TheGunNut44

Reply 2 years ago

Good tip! Thanks very much. This may save me from having to hide knots on some projects. :)

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essdee1972
essdee1972

Reply 5 years ago

Thanks for the tip!

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poochsnout
poochsnout

5 years ago on Introduction

Nice looking wallet. Can you tell me what music you used on the video? I love it.

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wdbarnes97
wdbarnes97

5 years ago on Introduction

Looks nice. I like how elegantly you have presented your instruct. Nice and thin wallet. But each card, I believe, should be in its own cloth pocket. The top card will end up at the bottom of the wallet from use. Keep at it.

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shallnot
shallnot

5 years ago on Introduction

"strips of leather ant": Tanning ants must be very difficult. For that matter it would take many strips of ant to make a decent sized wallet.

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dave77459
dave77459

5 years ago on Introduction

I own a similar wallet that I bought as a keepsake. After many years, it still works well as a "front pocket" wallet. I'll add a couple photos to give you makers some ideas. Please forgive the "fat wallet" wording... it was part of a series I did.

Anyways, to hold paper, this wallet uses a simple "U-Shape" spring. The wallet wraps around one leg before the stitching, and then the other leg holds the money in. When I said "simple", I meant "surprisingly tricky and elegant". :-) Have fun.

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Lovely leather. Beautiful lighting. Sexy music.

BUT where's the tools list?

Did you burnish the edges?

Howdyoudodat?

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rawbert3
rawbert3

5 years ago on Introduction

This is more just a card holder right? I'm thinking of adding an elastic band (after i do some research) to the center that will hold my cash, so the cash is folded inside between the credit cards.

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clepto
clepto

5 years ago on Introduction

This looks great!!

Can you create a version which includes a coin case?

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Jonny1128
Jonny1128

5 years ago

I have always wanted to try leather work the will be a great project to begin

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seamster
seamster

5 years ago on Introduction

That's a nice looking leather wallet! It looks simple enough to be a great beginner project too.