Templates Make a Leather Snap Wallet Tutorial

Published on November 15th, 2015 | by makesupply


Leather Snap Wallet – Build Along Video Tutorial

This is a build along video for the leather snap wallet template. If you wish to purchase the template it is available in two versions:

Digital Templates

Acrylic Template

The digital version is an instant digital download so you can get started right away. If you have already purchased the template thanks a bunch! Continue below.

Need help with hand-stitching? Check out our saddle stitch tutorial.

Inventory of Tools

Leather Selection Suggestions

In this video we used 3-4oz. Hermann Oak natural vegetable tanned tooling leather sourced from Goliger Leather. If you are just looking to purchase a small amount of something similar for this project I suggest this product from Springfield Leather. It is the exact same weight as the leather in the video. If you are outside of the USA I’m not as privy on suppliers. However you could try one of these Madison Shoulders – 1.2mm/1.4mm from A & A Crack & Sons. They have an awesome selection of leathers available to ship worldwide.

Snap Setting Tips

Snap Setting Diagram

Make sure to accurately access which size snaps you need for your project. If you are using leather in 3/4oz range short post is what you want. If you are using anything larger you will have to adjust accordingly. If the posts are too long they are more liable to bending and setting crooked. Set the snaps with light taps and not hard strikes.

Leather Selection Suggestions

For this snap wallet I would suggest using leather in the 3/4 or 4/5 range. 2/3oz will work but will probably be a little too flimsy around the snaps.

If you are not using a vegetable tanned leather to create this slim card 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!

One Response to Leather Snap Wallet – Build Along Video Tutorial

  1. Alexander says:


    I really enjoy watching and learnings from your videos, they are very well presented and informative. I have been interested in leather for some time and have made several items mostly wallets.
    Originally several years ago when I became interested in leather I wanted to make watch straps but the process of making leather wallets took over and I love making them and giving them away or as gifts.Its a shame now how mostly everything is mass produced in 3rd world countries. Nothing compares to making items by hand, and the personal reward of knowing each item is uniquely made. I enjoy the end result and also the learning process. Just a suggestion maybe if it’s not too difficult I think it would help others if you would have a more close up zoom video on the whole process of assembly. Other then that it’s an awesome video.
    Thanks and keep up the great videos

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