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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.

Design the wallet : Imagine final shape of wallet and sketch it.
Design the wallet : Imagine final shape of wallet and sketch it.

Step 2: Cutting the Leather

Cutting the leather following pattern

Cutting the leather following pattern
Cutting the leather following pattern

Step 3: Punching

Make a hole for the stitching

Make a hole for the stitching
Make a hole for the stitching

Step 4: Folding and Making Shape

Folding the leather

Folding the leather
Folding the leather

Step 5: Burnishing the Edge

Apply gum (Tokonole) and burnish with slicker

Apply gum (Tokonole) and burnish with slicker
Apply gum (Tokonole) and burnish with slicker

Step 6: Stitching Pocket

Use cross-stitching on the two pocket parts
Use cross-stitching on the two pocket parts

Step 7: Assembling

Apply glue and assemble every part
Apply glue and assemble every part

Step 8: Chiseling and Stitching

Use saddle stitch on the edge of the wallet
Use saddle stitch on the edge of the wallet

Step 9: Burnishing Edges

Again, apply gum and burnishing it
Again, apply gum and burnishing it

Step 10: Done!

How to make a leather bifold wallet
How to make a leather bifold wallet

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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