Leather Wallet | Easy DIY

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It has been a while since my last leatherworking project, decided to make something easy to get back into it.
Ended up with a decent looking wallet that I'm already using and that I like a lot!

If you want to make one, here you can download a free template with the precise measure I made mine:
Made to print on a regular A4 size paper.

The leather I used is 2mm thick, making this with a thicker leather might be pretty hard.
I am no leatherworker so take this just as a quick project, I'm sure there are plenty better design.

Index of operation and materials:

All cutting done with a box cutter and steel ruler
I used the pattern on my cutting mat for measuring cuts
0:39 10mm hole punch
1:03 5mm hole punch
1:27 beveling tool
1:58 thinning down the inner side of the card holder
2:25 Sanding edges to smooth everything out
2:55 Folding the two piece of leather together to mark button location
3:24 Setting in the clip button
3:46 Fake chamois leather from a pair of boots
4:13 Dyeing the cuts with brown leather dye
4:52 Leather finish to seal edges
5:10 Burnishing with a pen (anything that fits will work)
5:46 Glueing cards pockets with contact adhesive
7:04 Glueing backing again with contact adhesive (same boots fake leather)
7:49 Glueing two parts of the wallet, care where you add glue
8:23 Sanding edges to make everything nice and square, but also slightly rounding edges.
9:06 Beveling sanded edges to break corners (also sanded off camera)
9:30 Cutting groove for the stitches
9:58 Punching stitches holes with forks
10:28 Leather finish on edges and burnishing
11:12 Sewing with waxed thread
12:17 Weathering outside by removing some color from the leather with alcohol
12:50 Branding iron I made a while back
12:00 Vintage looking numbers
Off camera I also applied more leather finish and cleaned well with rag.

For those asking where to find tools:
I bought mine some years ago when I was starting to make leather sheaths. I went for the cheapest I was able to find. Have been working great so far! Can't find exactly the one I have but the following are pretty much the same and any similar ones will work aswell. Here is all the stuff I used for this project:
Stitching punches
Hole punches
Leather dye
Leather finish
Awl and burnisher
Waxed thread
Snap buttons
Yes, these are all affiliate links, buy wherever you want.

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