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Picture of Funky Leather Wallet (includes Pattern)

I've been using a wallet like this for a while but I made it too small for some UK notes and I wanted to be able to separate my cards so I set about updating the design and this is what I ended up with.

If you want to know why I've called it the "Funky" wallet, it's because the bill fold bit is twisted through 90 degrees, I find it really makes the wallet more user friendly. Over time, I'll probably continue to develop the wallet with some additional card slots or a coin pouch, but for now, this is it.

Step 1: What You Will Need

Picture of What You Will Need

The pattern

  • You can download the pattern in the next step

Materials,

  • about 1 and 1/2 sq foot of leather, I've used some split veg tan that it pre-dyed, it's about 1.2 mm thick. It's really leather that's sold for prototyping as it was very low cost and for most applications I would go to a full grain, but I really like how this split feels for a wallet, especially as I'm still iterating the design.
  • Thread - I used some 1 mm waxed nylon
  • Contact adhesive to hold the leather in place while you stitch

Tools

  • A sharp leather or craft knife for cutting out your pattern and leather
  • Pricking iron or punch to make the stitching holes
  • Hammer - to make the stitching holes
  • Cutting Mat - to protect the table