Genuine Leather Wallet Tutorial

How to Make a Wallet out of Genuine Leather. DIY Sewing Tutorial and Pattern

Materials: leather, the thread is waxed, shyla, button, needles, sandpaper, hammer.
I want to show you how to make a wallet with a convenient coins pocket.
All tools and materials you need are below + take at least 10 square decimeters of leather: 

 Make a pattern out of paper in 1:1 scale, cut it out. Transfer the pattern on leather and get the blanks:

 Next, take the two pieces for the coin pocket and wet with water at the bend, then carefully bend and put under a press (I put under a stack of books) for an hour (ideally before full drying of the leather).

 Meanwhile, punch holes with a diameter of 1mm, the distance — 5 mm.

 Round the corners of the flap of the coin pocket — just attach a coin and cut off the excess with a knife.

 Remember the flap, cut it out 2 cm x 7 cm. And take the dried details.

 All is done, you're good craftsmen then. Take the large inner part of the wallet and three pockets for cards, sewn at the top ONLY.

 Sew the coin pocket:

 Meanwhile, cut out a small piece for a flap 2 cm x 1 cm:

 Next, apply the right side of the wallet and sew:

 Make the left side:

 As you can see, the flap is sewn between the layers of leather:

 Set the buttons and sand the surface:

 After half an hour of sanding you get a finished product:

Genuine Leather Wallet Tutorial

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  1. thank you very much for this tuto. I have not the tools so that I will do it in "false leather" (I don't know the right word)
    have a nice day

    1. We used to call it "vinyl", but now they call it "vegan leather" lol

  2. woua vraiment très beau tu es douée il est magnifique jolie couleur en plus bravo

  3. Great tutorial! Only one thing that would make it better(for me as a noob) you don't have a measurement or instructions on attatching the snap strap. I noticed in the pictures that you cut out a spot for the strap and overlapped the layers somehow but you didn't have a step for it. Like i mentioned though I'm a beginner but I'm sure i could figure it out. Otherwise an awesome walk through. Thank you!

  4. Buen! tutorial lo pondré en práctica, gracias!

  5. merci pour ce magnifique travaille

  6. This is an amazing patch work! I love the design of this wallet. Although I wonder if the pattern's where in cm, dm, or mm. I'd love to recreate this but I don't how long should it be. I hope read this and help. Thank you for your time and have a great day.