Free Templates Make A Leather Roper Wallet - Free Template

Published on January 30th, 2017 | by makesupply

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Make A Roper Style Long Wallet – Free PDF Template – Build Along Video Tutorial

This is a build along video for the free leather “roper” long wallet template!

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

Also available as an acrylic template set: Roper Long Wallet Acrylic Template Set

Usage Note: You are free to use this wallet 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.

Inventory of Tools

Leather Selection Suggestions

In this video we used 3oz natural vegetable tanned leather sourced from Wickett & Craig. If you are just looking to purchase a smaller amount of something similar for this project I suggest looking for a 24″x12″ project panel or shoulder from Springfield Leather or other leather supplier. The template is larger than 12″ so a 12″x12″ project panel wont be enough. If you are outside of the USA I’m not as privy on suppliers. However you could try one of these natural veg tan sides from A & A Crack & Sons. They have an awesome selection of leathers available to ship worldwide.

For this wallet I would suggest anywhere from 3oz tp 5oz. The thicker leather will work OK for the panels but will get bulky when creating the stacked card slots. Make sure to skive if using a thick leather. A great all around weight would be 3oz.

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

Examples of the Finished Wallet (Western Peak and Non-Peak)

Make a Leather Roper Wallet - Free Template

Make a Leather Roper Wallet - Free Template

Make a Leather Roper Wallet - Free Template

Leather Roper Wallet with Braided Wallet Rein




7 Responses to Make A Roper Style Long Wallet – Free PDF Template – Build Along Video Tutorial

  1. Ron Fleecs says:

    Justin, I just reviewed your latest video and it is super, as usual! I just completed a similar roper’s wallet for a customer, and sadly I used an interior from Springfield Leather. The interior was fine quality, made by them from Hermann Oak, but I would have been happier today create your design. I will be making another wallet using this design, and I am sure that it will be a hit ! Thanks for your time, and I look forward to seeing the next Makesupply video!

  2. Ron Fleecs says:

    OK, from what I’ve seen, you’re sporting a fairly substantial beard and head of hair…also, I noticed the girlfriend playing music in the background…
    I went ahead and ordered the Crimson pricking irons, I will let you know what I think. Looks like you’re a believer.
    Hope all is well, I will be making the roper’s wallet soon. Again, thank you for your expertise and the free pattern. If this wallet proves popular, I will be ordering the acrylics soon. Have a great week!

    • makesupply says:

      Hahaha thanks Ron. Pretty weak beard game but do have substantial a head of hair. Getting into my mid-30s Ill take what I can get haha.

      Let me know how you like the irons they are quality tools!

  3. Ron Fleecs says:

    Hey Justin, I may have missed it, but why have you switched to the leathercraft cement replacing the rubber cement? I’m still using the contact cement, but am always looking for the best way to complete my projects. Your input is greatly appreciated!

    • makesupply says:

      Hey Ron!

      Whenever it was colder in my workshop the rubber cement would get gummy and hard to work with. Decided to try a new things and since started liking the Fiebings leathercraft glue. Dries quickly and not messy. Will stick with it for a little while maybe until something new comes along haha.

      • Ron Fleecs says:

        Thanks for the info…I might have to give it a try ! Always looking to improve also.
        BTW, I received the Crimson pricking irons and am really pleased with them. Super quality and performance. I opted for the 4mm size, 2 and 5 prong. I might have to get another set…it’s going to be hard to return to the Craftool punches. Thanks for your time!

  4. Alfonso luna says:

    Grandioso video

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