How to Make a Leather Wallet

A leather wallet is an elegant masterpiece, valuable resources and exquisite accessory that makes you complete for any formal occasion. The perfect finishing touches, shine, vibrant colors, beautiful look, and looped embroidery make the wallet to be very important. It is best suited for men in parties.

In 2010, there was a trend that catches on, when people go for wallets that have snakeskin, crocodile or leopard skin patterns to make wallet more innovative for the transformation of your makeover. Leather wallets are of different colors and designs. Most men and women have quality wallet that fit their outfit. Different choices from styles, colors and design make people to be more inclined about these wallets. You will find different kind of wallets that match various outfits, be it a casual wear or a formal dress.

There are various styles of Wallets which are available, some are listed below:-

French Leather Wallet– New styles of wallet that kept on emerging can be great if added to your wardrobe and could also be the trendsetter. French leather wallets that match with their contrasting colors with the most splendid dress worn on formal occasion or a non-glittering one with casual wears.

Classic Leather Wallet– Shoppers and clients can get the benefit of selecting out of the wide range of classic wallets in almost all the color put to use in a formal dress, they are of various designs and have always been the choice of end-consumers throughout the world. These wallets are known for their fabulous designs. The exclusive leather wallets for ladies are of various color combination while that of men are mostly with one color. They are mostly known for their utility and durability.

Coin Leather Wallets- Many leather coin wallets that have attractive designs and are small in size but spacious enough for coins. Some coin wallets also have handbags which are of the same color in order to have a perfect match. Most of these wallets are bigger enough to carry credit cards, money, license, photographs and coins. This is what most shoppers love to have.

Black Leather Wallets- Although most of the fashion wallets nowadays are black, brown or black in color. However, most designers do combine countless colors but one thing for sure is that the black still rule the show. Even if there is a radical change in fashion, most men will still want to buy black wallets because of its class and appealing beauty.

A good, better or best quality wallet can be what many people choose to buy simply because of the touch and feel. Most men can choose them in shops but find it easier to get them online. Most fashion lovers are all in with dresses that are in use and won’t want to lag behind when it comes to exquisite wallets. Apart from shopping online, it is also easier to make leather wallet and the steps to take whenever you want to make leather wallet yourself are explained below.

Steps To Take When You Want To Make a Leather Wallet By Yourself

There is nothing as great as making something with your own hands. It’s also a source of pride to build something that belongs to you. However, it can be very frustrating to purchase an expensive item with your hard-earned money and having it fail after some time. In this content we would discuss how men can easily make leather purse themselves.

You get to use and abuse your wallet than any other accessory every day. And most fashion label builds their wallet to be attractive in store but after some months, the look will be entirely different. From ripping liners to unraveling thread, most of the wallets are designed to wear out nowadays. So before you consider buying another departmental store wallet, follow these steps to make your own wallet which will last you for a longer period.

The first step to take when you want to make a wallet is to get a well-engineered design. Above is a basic blueprint that has a clean, modern look. The entire dimensions are accounted for in order to carry the currency which is use in any country of the world.  The design of this wallet is called Ambrosian manifold, consisting of four pieces of leather which are folded and stitch- assembled into a two-fold wallet with one pocket for bills and six pockets for cards.

Materials needed


Leather is one of the essential materials needed to make this wallet; two square feet of leather would be needed. Any kind of leather can be used but should be of 2oz thickness. The thickness of leather is measured in ounces-you can make use of 1oz of leather, if you want it to be extra thin, and 3oz would be extra bulky if used. The leather should also be relatively rigid in order to have a firm wallet.


Find thread with a color that complements the color of the leather you chose. If you are not sure about the color, consult the authority on matching in your household, either your wife or mom. It is good to start with thread color that is darker than your leather. Regarding the size, we recommend the use of thread that is not smaller than TEX138 or larger than TEX270.

Tools needed


Razor blade

Straight rule

(2) Pushpins

Awl (or something similar like an ice pick)

(2) Ball point stitching needles.

The Construction


Whenever you want to make the wallet with the aid of your own design or using the pattern we provided, the first step is to print the design and cut out the pattern on paper. The next thing is to trace the patterns onto a sheet of leather.


Now you will need to cut the pieces carefully out of the leather. Cutting the leather with clean lines would be easy when a rotary blade is used along with a straight edge ruler. Once the pieces are cut out, you will need to punch stitching holes into the leather. Push pins should be used to tack the paper pattern to the leather piece and use an awl to punch evenly spaced holes. You need to make the holes to be big enough for the needles and thread to pass through without too much resistance.


Once this is done, the component can be assembled together. A and B which are smaller pieces are layered on top of C, which all goes on top of D. The next thing is to fold the leather to see where the holes should line up. You can also crease the whole leather so as to make the stitching much easier. A color-coded illustration has been provided showing the stitching paths with the start and end points for your thread. There are various methods which can be used but we recommend the use of hand saddle stitching. With saddle stitching, one thread and two needles is used (one needle at each end of the thread). When you want to bind the two pieces together, align the holes together and weave the two needles through each aligned hole.


It is highly recommended to start with the blue stitching path. About two feet of thread is needed for this path. Pass one needle through the first hole at the starting point of piece B. Pull through until you have equal amount of thread on both side of the leather. Take one needle and start it through the next hole from the same side of the leather. From the opposite side of the same hole, start the other needle. Grasp both needles and pull through until the stitch is tight and good. After the fourth hole, you can then start binding piece D to piece B. once you reach the end point, you can then pass both needles to the back side and weave the threads, as shown in the image at the middle, so that both of them are sticking out of the back side of B. Take the two needles from the back side of B and add on piece C.


When you want to end the blue path, weave the needles between the two aligned holes of B and C, as shown the image above. Now, you need to check whether the stitching is good and tight through the blue path and make the necessary tension adjustment. If it is perfect, the two threads can be tied together in order to make three consecutive overhand knots.


The red path has the same technique with the blue path but with an inverse shape. You should follow the same routine, stitch piece A to D and C. Tie off the red path and leave about a quarter-inch of remnant thread.


Right now, you can then move on with the stitching of green and yellow paths. The first 18 stitches of this path will be used binding point A and B to C. When you get to the corners, piece D can then be included to the stitching and close the side of the wallet.


The end points of the green and yellow stitching path bring you to the corner fold of part D. You can bring the threads through the middle at these corners and tie them off with three knots, cut the thread remaining, and tuck the knot into the fold at the corner. Now the wallet is complete and ready for use.

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