Published on January 23rd, 2016 | by makesupply0
Basic Leather Card Sleeve Template – Build Along Video Tutorial
This is a build along video for the Flap Wallet template. If you wish to purchase the template:
- Standard Letter Size (8.5″ x 11″) Template
- International – A4 Size (210mm x 297mm) Template
- ETSY – Standard Letter Size (8.5″ x 11″) Template
- ETSY – International – A4 Size (210mm x 297mm) Template
The digital templates are instant downloads so you can get started right away. If you have already purchased the template thanks a bunch! You can continue below.
Need help with hand-stitching? Check out our saddle stitch tutorial.
Inventory of Tools
- 110-Lb Card Stock Paper
- No.2 X-ACTO Knife
- Wing Divider
- C.S. Osborne Scratch Awl
- Tandy Pro-Line Diamond Stitching Chisels – 3mm / 4 Prong
- Tandy Pro-Line Diamond Stitching Chisels – 3mm / 2 Prong
- Tandy Stitching Needles
- Wood Slicker
- Craft Sha Edge Beveler
- 15″ Cork Back Metal Ruler
- Royalwood Waxed Irish Linen Thread – 7-ply (Light Rust)
- Rubber Cement
- Various Grit Sandpaper (120 grit and 240 grit)
- Binder clips
- Rubber Mallet
- Leathercraft Wax
- Fiebing’s Saddle Soap
- Cup of water
Leather Selection Suggestions
In this video we used 4oz. Shinki Hikaku Shell Cordovan. For this card sleeve I would suggest anywhere from 2 to 4.5oz. The thinner and more flexible the leather, the more cards will fit initially. If you leather is thicker (maybe in the 4-5oz range) the cards will fit tight at first. The 3-4 oz. range is a sweet spot for this sleeve.
If you are not using a vegetable tanned leather to create this flap wallet your edge finishing guidelines will probably be different. Chrome-tanned leathers and extremely soft leathers like sheepskin are difficult and sometimes impossible to burnish by hand. If you would like to follow this tutorial to spec, we would suggest acquiring a burnish-able vegetable tanned leather.
Guidelines of Template Usage
We put a lot of time and effort into producing these templates, videos, and blog posts. Please do not distribute the template you have purchased from Makesupply. It’s not cool and hurts our feelings. However, you are free to do whatever you want with the end product you create using the template design. Even sell them on Etsy!