Published on December 15th, 2015 | by makesupply0
Leather Card Holder Template (3-pocket) – Build Along Video Tutorial
This is a build along video for the leather card holder (3-pocket) 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
It is an instant digital download 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
- North America/Canada – Standard Letter Size (8.5″ x 11″) Template
- 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
- Dremel Cocobolo burnishing bit
- Edge beveler
- Japanese Leather Knife
- 15″ Cork Back Metal Ruler
- Maine Thread Waxed Polycord – .035″ – Natural
- 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 3-4oz. Q-Tan Lite Bridle Leather sourced from Thoroughbred Leather. You can find more info about ordering from Thoroughbred Leather check out this post.
For this card holder I would suggest anywhere from 2 to 4oz. Something in the 2/3 oz range would be ideal and you wouldnt have to worry as much about skiving. The thicker leather you use, the more you will have to address the thickness of the edges.
If you are not using a vegetable tanned leather to create this card holder 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!