Intro: Rawlings Football Wallet
I had an old football that wouldn't hold air, so I decided to use it again. I think I can make a few wallets from this football. This is my first project so here goes.
Step 1: Getting Ready!
An old football
dental floss or waxed thread
leather sewing needles
Step 2: Cutting
Cut into appoximate wallet shape with scissors
Step 3: Preparing to Sew
Clamp down sides with large paper clips to hold in place while punching holes for sewing.
Step 4: Piercing the Leather
Use an ice pick to poke holes in the leather, don't worry about the material, you can sew thru that. Trust me, worry about piercing the leather and you will be fine. Pierce the outside edges on the bottom and the side leaving the top intact.
Step 5: Sewing
Time to sew. I pulled about 20 feet of dental floss when doubled gave me 10 feet of thread to sew with. Start at the bottom near the center and work your way across and then when you reach a corner, make some double stitches. I am not an expert so no help on any elaborate stitch patterns. When I reached the top, I made a few extra stitches just to hold and then I cut the floss.
Step 6: Finish Up!
Finish your stitching and enjoy knowing you used something that was about to hit the trash pile.