Published on November 15th, 2015 | by makesupply1
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 PDF Download – Standard Letter Size (8.5″ x 11″) Template
- Digital PDF Download – International – A4 Size (210mm x 297mm) Template
- ETSY – Digital PDF Download – Standard Letter Size (8.5″ x 11″) Template
- ETSY – Digital PDF Download – International – A4 Size (210mm x 297mm) 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
- Snap Wallet Acrylic Template
- 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
- Line 20 Solid Brass Snaps – Ring Socket – Short Post
- Line 20 Setter and Anvil
- Rotary Hole Punch
- Tandy Stitching Needles
- Wood Slicker
- Craft Sha Edge Beveler #1
- 15″ Cork Back Metal Ruler
- Royalwood Waxed Irish Linen Thread – 7-ply / White
- Rubber Cement
- Various Grit Sandpaper (120 grit and 240 grit)
- Rubber Mallet
- Block of Beeswax
- Fiebings Saddle Soap
- Cup of water
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
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!