About a month ago, a dedicated fan of our page gave me a bunch of old stock leather hides which was in her grandpa’s basement for years… so, I started getting ideas what to do with it.
Goga needed a new wallet, and I needed a one day project to keep me sane. The thing with her wallet is that it doesn’t look like a wallet, more like a really small purse, with even smaller one inside, for coins. To her it seems completely legit, although people are usually laughing at it.
I started cutting leather to size.
And it’s done. And it’s crap! I’m already used to giving a second try to something I’m doing for the first time, so this poor thing was recycled.
Second try was a success.
I have sewn the zipper so the thread could be visible.
The edges were burned so they don’t fall apart.
Some more sewing.
I used this cable management plastic lid to form the wallet more easily.
As you can see, plastic was cut to size and inserted to help forming the straight lines.
The next step was to put everything in the hot water to stiffen a leather a little bit.
The wet wallet was set to dry in front of the heater.
Since it looked a little dull, I have punched out this holes.
And put some black rivets.
The ends of the string were melted and flattened, so they don’t take much space, and also create the plug so the string doesn’t go out.
There it is, ready for every day use. Oh, and I also created the Walletinny for the coins in the same fashion.
A detail of the zipper.
A detail of the rivet and the string.
Goga likes it, you should too.