So leather wallet are used to store cash, coins, cards, etc. in one particular thing or pouch which we say wallets. It is foldable the size of its pouch is minimum like it’s exactly the size of a palm-size of humans hand.
From the invention of the coin, the people kept the coins in their woolen pouch.
The government finds out that to release the weight of coin they created a paper cash currency that is in the lightweight. As a result, people keep their coins cash in their wallets.
Now in 20th-century, some other country has created a credit card to use online currency instead of hard cash so they use a credit card, debit card, net banking, etc.
So people use card wallet holder to store coins, cash, and online transaction cards. But on the other hand, they also store small accessories in the wallet due to which it have lots of pockets & secret pockets to save the cash.
What we’ll discuss about leather wallet ?
- Leather wallet making process.
- Leather materials used in wallets.
- How many pockets can be created in a leather wallet?
- Can leather wallets be customized?
- Brands who sell leather wallets online.
- Why a secret pocket is created in the wallet.
- Difference between real leather wallet vs fake leather wallet.
Now the main purpose is wallets are made for men and purse for women so the leather industry makes both for men & women.
Why people use leather wallets in their day to day life. As every person use pockets for saving small accessories with currency, but different styles of wallet they use to like single fold till three-fold pouch with zip pockets are useful for wallets.
Leather wallet making process.
When we made leather wallets we make three types of pockets like single patterns wallets with one fold, two fold leather wallet but the height of the wallet will be stretch & the width of the wallet will decrease.
So we will tell you the process of making leather wallets step by step so that you can be made easily at your home. So we will collect the tools & materials to make leather wallets proper & accurate size.
Tools & materials we needed:-
- Leather animal skin with quantity.
- Nylon thread/wax thread.
- Sewing machine
- Leather oil for glossy
- Straight long ruler
- Spray bottle
- Leather cement
- Cardboard piece
How to make leather wallet in a simple way.
Step 1:- Select leather material & cut the shape of a leather wallet.
Now we know that there is two to three pattern of wallet with length and width have three patterns like square shape, three card wallet, in that it has 8 pockets with 8 inches long & 3-inch width, two card wallet has 6 pocket length of 7-inch height & 2-inch width.
Measurement will be applied on cardboard & leather material then cut into piece regarding the size and angles of wallets.
Step 2 :- Remove unwanted edges.
When the material gets cut into piece check it that edge & size are inappropriate & accurate margin.
You remove the unwanted edges due to margin size, first apply little bit oil to get wet & can be easily be cut because skin leather is difficult to cut when it gets dry because it is hard to tear with a knife.
When the unwanted edges get remove rough edges with sandpaper and provide a smooth surface.
Step 3 :- Fold the leather to give the shape of the wallet.
Now the leather is very hard to fold, so apply water in the marking area line and it can release the hardness of skin & you can fold it properly.
But the fold should be applied in the first attempt otherwise that leather material will get waste and in future, it will of no use.
Step 4 :- Stitch the folded line with material.
The folded marks hold the line to stitch it with pockets to fix the leather material all together properly & all the cardboard piece and skin piece stitch with nylon thread twice to keep tough.
When all accessories get stitch one by one it will create a shape of wallets.
The hardness of leather & cardboard should first stick with leather cement in all edges & glue at the center of a two-piece to get dry it will not unmold.
Step 5 :- Brush oil to leather
Now when the rough surface of the leather wallet is getting ready then apply oil in leather to glow & look glossy.
Step 6 :- Finishing the wallets.
Check all the angles of the wallet is perfect or not.If edges might get rough take sandpaper and brush it on the edges.Polish all the sides & angles for the quality.
Check the stitching process applied perfectly or not. If any thread gets loose or remove, cut it and again stitch it properly.
You will get the best quality leather wallet from craftsmen. Now they are experience because of its manually hard work and handicraft helps to narrate your leather to your satisfaction. Therefore they create beautiful products
The process of handmade is slow because they create a wallet that should be slim, flexible, and tough.
Leather materials used in the wallets
- There are various types of leather material used in wallets like cowskin, horseskin, deerskin (rare), leopard skin, goatskin, sheepskin, and many more.
- Every leather skin has its own quality, thickness, flexibility and durability, etc. Let’s discuss in detail regarding the skin.
- Cowskin is mostly used in all leather products. It is unbreakable and rough to use.
- Sheepskin gives comfort from inside out because of wool inside out. Durable of skin is hard. When you touch it feel soft skin.
- Goatskin’s thickness is quite thin. The flexible level is good. It is used in bags as well as in wallets too.
- Buffalo skin quality is very hard to use. This skin leather material is used for furniture purposes. The durability of this skin gives competition to calfskin.
How many pockets can be created in a leather wallet?
As we all know the types of leather wallets for men, but we don’t know how much pockets they provide to the user. Now we will first see the types of wallets & each and every pocket count will also check in the wallet.
Two fold leather wallet
- It has 6 pockets, 3 card slots to store the cards, ids, etc. and 2 slots for cash and 1 hidden pocket for extra cash and person card.
Three fold leather wallets
- It has 8 slots, in that 4 slots for a card, one slot for cash, 1 hidden pocket, 2 side pockets for small accessories.
- It has max 12 slots in the wallet.
- 4 slots for cards like a credit card, debit card, etc.
- 3 cash pockets to scatter the currency.
- One pocket for coin collection.
- 2 hidden pockets.
- 2 side pockets for accessories.
- It has 4 slots in the wallet.
- 2 slots for card storage.
- One pocket for cash.
- One pocket for coins.
So as we see through my research 12 to 13 slots/pockets are there in wallets?
We know that according to the count of wallet, the size of the wallet will increase & weight can also be an increase so every user has to buy the average pockets to not get so much weight.
You can easily keep this wallet in your pockets to travel anywhere.
Can leather wallets be customized?
Yes, the leather wallet will be customized, because it will provide you the choice of your design, size, the best quality of the skin, thickness, etc.
Now the company thinks that why people nowadays creating fancy wallets rather than normal wallets because those who want their signature style look in the wallet, so they can’t get in readymade wallets so they go to craftsmen to provide their creativity in design.
So that why companies are also adding the category in their list is custom made wallet or design your own wallet.
While creating custom wallets there are lots of choices you get in your wallet but when you choose the best quality accessories & material, the cost of your wallet also increase and it gets expensive to buy a wallet.
So those who can afford the custom leather wallet that type of person can only buy wallets.
But if you want slimmest wallets with a casual look can easily grab it at a reasonable price.
Because every leather material has its own durability to use it for long years.
Brands who sell leather wallets online.
- Montblanc (Germany)
- Bottega (Italy)
- Bellroy (Australia)
- Louis Vuitton (France)
- Thread and leather
- Leather clue
Why a secret pocket is created in the wallet.
Every stylish leather wallet has a hidden pocket so you can hide your lots of cash.
Now in my perspective, there are some reasons to hide the money which I want to explain in this topic.
If someone finds your wallet they might take some cash from the wallet, but they will not find more money because of a hidden pocket.
When they act smart to give the wallet to the police station to be not a thief & your wallet will be received by the inspector & you save the extra money from hidden pocket for further use.
When you use more cash & want to not use more money so what you can do is take some amount of money in your daily expense and keep it in your secret pocket.
There are much other reason company makes a secret pocket for your safety purpose.
Difference between a leather wallet and a fake wallet.
Genuine leather wallet :-
It will never have a label of 100% genuine or man-made material, it will have visible pores & stretch marks.It changes the color slightly when you bent the wallet.It is very expensive.
Fake leather wallet:-
In their wallet, they have the label of 100% genuine & man-made material, finishing of the wallet is smooth, cant is stretch material, and not even have the pores.
They stitch with cotton thread which might not guarantee your wallet life.It will never change the color when the wallet gets bend it will not change the color texture that means it’s fake.The cost of wallet you get at a cheap rate is a signal of a fake wallet.
So when we talk about the leather wallet, the comfort of the wallet should be smooth to easily take or put in the pocket.
It will never get a tear but might see the scratch in the wallet. The main problem in the leather wallet is very bulky.
There is one difference between machinery and handmade is of design & stitching process nothing else.
Yes, take a soap water and the normal cotton cloth and just apply on the leather it will remove the marks and the dirt from the wallet.
No, i don’t think so the leather material which is used in some particular thing can get be recycled.
Just try to not rub the leather material, quality of leather might get lose.