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make a leather wallet (part 2) (5)

4 years ago, when I started to learn leather crafting, the first item I made is this leather wallet. Today I am still using that wallet. You can see how it looks now.

make a leather wallet tools

Tools and supplies for this project.

  • Skiving Knife
  • Edge Beveler
  • Edge Creaser / Wing Divider
  • Stitching Groove
  • Hammer
  • Wood Slicker
  • Glue Stick
  • Leather Glue
  • Finish Gel
  • Wax
  • Bone Folder
  • Ruler
  • Awl
  • Cutter
  • Scissors
  • Stitching Chisel
  • Cutting Board
  • Stitching Horse
  • Wax Thread
  • Sewing Neddles
  • Neatsfoot Oil
  • Poish Stick
  • Sandpaper

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First mark cut lines with leather template, I am using vegetable tanned leather, so mark with an awl not silver pencil.

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Cut out the leather pieces with skiving knife, cutter and scissors.

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Polish the slot edges.

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Mark decorative lines.

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Apply leather finish gel on the edges.

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Polish to bright with a wood slicker.

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Glue the left flap.

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When the glue dry, make stitching line on the top with an edge creaser.

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Punch holes with diamond chise and hammer.

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Sewing.

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Make marks for the card slots.

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The leather is about 1.5mm thick, so thinning the flaps with a thinning tool.

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Glue the top card slot onto the inner cover.

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Punch holes and sew.

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The 2nd slot.

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The 3rd slot.

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Make stitching line.

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Punch holes and sew.

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Polish the top edge with polish stick and sandpaper.

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Apply finish gel and polish to bright. For now the inner part is ready.

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Polish the bottom edge of the top leather flap.

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Glue it onto the top of the flesh side (rough side) of the main cover.

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Lay the leather grain side up and mark the stitching line.

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Punch holes and sew. The cover is ready.

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Glue the innder part to the main cover.

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Mark stitching lines in the grain side of the main cover.

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Punch holes and sew.

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Polish the edges with polish stick and sandpaper.

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Apply leather finish gel and polish again.

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Again with edge wax and polish to bright with cotton cloth.

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Rub on some neatsfoot oil onto the grain side and wait it dry.

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The top flap is very necessary, makes the wallet more charm and prevent cash from sliding out.

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Ok now, a brand new handmade leather wallet!

Like this style and want to make yours? You may want to download the PDF Pattern for this wallet.

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