How to Make a Simple Leather Credit Card Wallet

by Attila Acs

Template can be downloaded at


  • Leather
  • Thread
  • 2 Needles
  • Cutter
  • Awl
  • Stitching Spacer
  • Wing divider
  • Instructions

    Step 1

    Step 1: gather material - Get a piece of leather that’s big enough to fit the template on it. Get template from

    Step 2

    Step 2: mark the template - Use an awl to mark the outline and where the holes will be.

    Step 3

    Step 3: cut - Cut along the marks using a utility knife, scalpel or head knife.

    Step 4

    Step 4: punch holes - Use a 3mm hole punch and mallet (or a rotary punch) and add the 8 holes needed for the credit card slots. Connect the holes by cutting between them.

    Step 5

    Step 5: stitching line - With a wing divider, mark the line where the stitching will go

    Step 6

    Step 6: stitch spacings - To make sure that your stitching is evenly spaced, use a stitching spacer to mark each stitch before you start sewing.

    Step 7

    Step 8

    Step 8: sewing - Sew along the previously marked holes.

    Step 9

    Step 9: cut threads - Cut the end of the threads.

    Step 10

    Step 10: melt threads - Melt the end of the threads with a lighter.

    Step 11

    Step 11: clean-up - Optionally, you can clean up the stitching with the stitching spacer.

    Step 12