Today we will tell you how to make a small leather wallet.
In order to make a leather wallet, you will need the following tools and materials: a hammer, a punch 2-3 mm, rulers, a utility knife, thread, scissors, double-sided tape 3-5 mm, a screwdriver, sandpaper, cardboard 0.5 mm, genuine leather 1.5-2 mm, a button stud.
You will also need the equipment: a sewing machine, or you can sew manually, making the holes with a special hole punch.
In order to cut the material, you need to make a template.
To do this, take the cardboard of 0.5 mm, make forms using a ruler, as in the photo with the specified size. The total size of the patterns: 202х165 mm, 95х75 mm — 3 pieces. Please note that these sizes are for a small compact wallet, if you want to store large bills, increase the patterns by 5 mm in height (specified as 165 mm).
After cutting the shapes, make 2 slits for cards on the patterns for the pockets with a knife, the dimensions are shown in the photos. At the end of the slot make holes with a punch of 2 mm. Make 3 holes with a punch of 2-3 mm for a button stud. Make the rounding on the corners of the pattern with a ruler with circles, in our case, the required circle diameter is 10 mm.
Move on to cutting the leather. Take the leather and put the pattern on it. Cut using a ruler and a knife. Without removing the patterns from the leather make holes with a punch at the ready holes and cut slits. Do not make the holes for a button stud yet.
We have the finished parts of the wallet.
Then glue double-sided tape on 3 pockets on the reverse side.
Stitch the corner pocket without slits on a sewing machine with decorative stitches. You should stitch the long and the short side.
Remove the paper film from the tape and glue the pockets to the main leather parts. Please note how the pockets are glued, do not confuse the top and the bottom.
Now sew the pockets. You can sew pockets in one line, if you start with the pocket with a slit for a vertical card. Thus you will reduce the number of ties. Tie the threads, cut and burn the ends.
Take a punch of 2-3 mm and apply patterns to each pocket, punch holes through the leather.
If the leather is tight, you can fold each pocket and tap the location of the bend with a hammer.
Then take a button stud and insert it in the hole of 2 mm on the corner pocket, twist the screw.
There is a small button on our product, it is put there so that it doesn't protrude when the wallet is closed. And when you store the wallet in your pocket it doesn't press your body.
Depending on what button stud you want to install, you may need to make a slit in the holes of 3 mm so that the cap of the stud can go through.
Polish the edges with sandpaper.
The size of the folded wallet is 100х80 mm.
Thank you for your attention! The wallet is finished.
Sincerely, the staff of the company "Russian Workshop".