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Tools and supplies to make this leather card holder.

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First print out the Leather Card Holder Pattern and make a template.

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Rub on some neatsfoot oil to make the leather more supple.

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Also prep the flesh side (rough side) with leather finish gel.

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Use the template to mark lines onto the leather and cut out the leather pieces.

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Trimming the top edges of the flaps with an edge beveler.

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Polish the edges to smooth with sandpaper.

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Apply the edge finish gel and polish to bright.

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Mark decorative lines with an edge creaser.make a leather card holder (13)

Oops! I didn’t realize my mistake until I am going to glue the leathers. I cut 3 same flaps, but actually one of should in the opposite side.

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I cut another flap and go on (the top one is wrong).

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Glue 3 pieces together, with 2 compartments.

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Rough polish the edges.

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Mark stitching lines.

make a leather card holder (19)Punch stitcing holes by following the lines.

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Sewing with saddle stitching method.

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Burnishing the edge.

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Ok, a slim EDC card holder, not so bad?

If you want to purchase yourself this look, you can find it in this Etsy shop.

 

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