How to make a leather bifold wallet
Nothing is manlier than making something with your own two hands. It’s a source of pride to build something that you can call your own. However, nothing is more frustrating than purchasing something expensive with your hard-earned dollars and having it fail on you. In this article, we want to show to you how to make a leather bifold wallet.
- This is a bi-fold card wallet. I used an Italian vegetable leather and worked for an hour
- If you’re tired of heavy wallets, give it a try : )
- Leather Thickness: 1.0t
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Step 1: Sketching and Making a Pattern
Design the wallet : Imagine final shape of wallet and sketch it.
Step 2: Cutting the Leather
Cutting the leather following pattern
Step 3: Punching
Make a hole for the stitching
Step 4: Folding and Making Shape
Folding the leather
Step 5: Burnishing the Edge
Apply gum (Tokonole) and burnish with slicker
Step 6: Stitching Pocket
Step 7: Assembling
Step 8: Chiseling and Stitching
Step 9: Burnishing Edges
Step 10: Done!
Now you will have a stylish wallet to slap on the table the next time you are out on the town. Like a well-made pair of shoes, this wallet is designed to be easily disassembled and refurbished to ensure you decades of service. Keep it looking sharp by buffing it with a horsehair brush now and again.
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