Free Templates Make A Free Leather Bi-Fold Wallet - Template

Published on January 28th, 2016 | by makesupply


Make A Leather Bi-Fold Wallet – Free PDF Template – Build Along Tutorial

This is a build along video for the free leather bi-fold wallet template!

Be sure to download the bi-fold wallet template (8.5″ x 11″ version / A4 version) to print out and follow along!

Also available as an acrylic template: 5-Pocket Bi-Fold Wallet Acrylic Template

Usage Note: You are free to use this card holder design to create and even sell the end product. However, you cannot re-distribute this template in any form.

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

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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. 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.

For this wallet I would suggest anywhere from 2-4oz thickness for the inside pocket pieces. For the outside panel I would suggest up to 4oz. I find the best all around weight is the 3/3.5 oz range. Thicker leather that isnt properly skived might cause you some fitting problems especially around the “top collar” area of the wallet.

If you are not using a vegetable tanned leather to create this bi-fold 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!

Free Leather Bi-Fold Wallet Template

Free Leather Bi-Fold Wallet Template



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