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DIY LeatherCrafting: Make Original Embossed Leather Wallet

Timur K., Teacher, Life-Long Learner, Traveller

DIY LeatherCrafting: Make Original Embossed Leather Wallet

Timur K., Teacher, Life-Long Learner, Traveller

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17 Lessons (1h 55m)
    • 1. Introduction

    • 2. Types of leather. Cutting cover and inner parts

    • 3. Smoothing and Moistening

    • 4. Carving

    • 5. Embossing borders of images

    • 6. Embossing the inner ornament

    • 7. Cutting and carving the borders

    • 8. Making 3D leaves

    • 9. Ironing the background

    • 10. Dying the cover

    • 11. Varnishing

    • 12. Sewing the zipper

    • 13. Stitching inner parts

    • 14. Stitching the whole wallet together

    • 15. Finishing the edges

    • 16. Showing the finished wallet

    • 17. How to sell Leather products

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About This Class

Complete Leather Crafting Course: From Zero to Hero. Learn to make leather goods of your own.

Do you want to learn how to make your own designed handmade leather goods? Bracelets, belts, wallets, shoes, bags, etc.

If your answer is yes, then this is the course for you! My dad is a leatherwork and craftwork professional with 25 years of experience who has made literally thousands of handmade leather goods, including bags, wallets, belts, and even winter shoes) He sells them in his own shop and online. He recently started to teach other people how to make leather goods on their own at home. 

If you are passionate about leather and you have some ideas what you would like to produce, but you don't know where to start, start with this course. 

The course will follow you along all necessary steps of the process, including choosing the proper leather type and necessary tools, cutting, trimming, embossing, dying and varnishing the leather, stitching several layers of leather and inserting rivets and zippers. No single detail of the whole process will be omitted. The course features the downloadable pdf-files with the list of necessary tools with weblinks where they can be purchased. 

This is the second course in a series of courses dedicated to leatherwork and how to make various types of leather goods. 

As always, we tried to make our lectures full of handy tips but keeping them short and concise, and easy to follow so that you will enjoy this journey to becoming a leather professional. 


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Timur K.

Teacher, Life-Long Learner, Traveller


I'm an MA graduate with degrees in International Relations and World Economy. Learning foreign languages, travelling and working in cosmopolitan environments has always been indispensable part of my life.

My work experience includes working on challenging projects for government and private sectors (security products, banking, investment) across 5 continents, including Africa, Middle East, South-East Asia and Americas, and internship at the UN Office in Geneva, Switzerland.

I'm totally passionate about psychology, craftsmanship, motivation, skills, and languages - I speak English, Russian, French, Turkish and little Arabic, I also started learning Hungarian a while ago:). I'm keen on reading, sports, football, and playing the guitar.

I'm always eager to learn new... See full profile

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1. Introduction: hi there, and welcome to the course. Make your own and both leather wallet. In this course, we're going to show you how to make a leather wallet like this one. We're going to go and you step by step for ALS, the stage of manufacturing, including all the details, necessary tools, time and material budget. After this course, you will be able to carve in both in See the letter as well as produced complete accessories like wallets, purses and small bags. Mastering these courses might that has been in leather working business for more than 30 years. Here in this time, he has made thousands off other goods, including leather shoes, bags, wallets, belts and many more leather items. These courses very practical. You can follow us in making consumer ruler or making your own one of a different design. If you do not intend to produce a wallet but would like to learn how to simply car and in Boston, then you will also find this course useful. This is the second course in series, of course, is dedicated to the other work and how to make leather goods in next course is we're going to show you how to make whether backs, shoes and other items you're welcome to ask any questions may come up with your ink or after the course, and we will be happy to help you. I hope you enjoy this course and become a confident where the craft must her wish wonderful time and see you inside the course. 2. Types of leather. Cutting cover and inner parts: hi there. I'm very glad that you enrolled into our leather crafting course. Today's the first lesson that we're going to cart necessary parts for our leather wallet. The finished wall. It will look like this one, but we'll have a slightly different color. As you can see, it hasn boating on the surface. It is painted and stitched from all sides. Inside. The world has many pockets, including the one with the zipper, so we will need to vegetables. Dan Clever two other types of different thickness. This white leather. It's thicknesses approximately 2.5 millimeters. It will be used for the altar cover for the interline and grew lose a thinner leather. It's sickness is approximately 1.4 millimeters, but he can use any weather with fitness from 0.5 to 1.5 millimeters. Ultra leather should be colorless because we're going to die it later. But for the inner lining, choose colored leather, which you think will match the color off the cover and you're on a roll design. Before cutting the leather. Make sure that you have sharpened the knife or you may damage the leather shot on your nights will be knife stone like these after the knife stone green, the knife on a special thick leather. It will ensure that your life is smooth, and that's Krajci after greening on the knife stone. So it seemed that the knife is sharp enough. Let's put aside everything and bring the letter on the table. Let's start with the older cover. Before we started, we had prepared the paper design, which will use to call the world parts. You can draw the design yourself or find very samples in the Internet. We will put a stone on the paper design so that the paper doesn't move before you start cutting the leather. Apply your life on a soap or paraffin walks so that the knife cuts even better. You can even use a candle for this purpose. You may leave some tolerance. It's around all ages, is after the important institution. The real shape of the leather will differ mate a little bit, but we will cut all excessive pieces after stitching. So let's called the endless anyway, So this will be the outer cover. It will close like these and will be fastened were reviewed here. Now let's continue with the in their lining. Choose the area, which is the quickest and most solid, like this one. Usually you'll find such so it areas in the China part of the leather areas like this one, which is most probably from the belly off the animal, should not be used. It's called the part where we will have a zipper take about one centimeter tolerance from each side. I'm going to sharpen my knife again. You see, there is one sentimental flavor beyond the paper. Design will have stitches there. Now I'm going to cut the opening for the zipper. Each time you're going to use the knife, it's better for sharpen it again. It will guarantee that you will not damage the weather and the other in their parts for the book It for banknotes. Actual real need to off them. As you can see, we also left some tolerances from both sides for stitching the small parties for credit cards and these parties for bank loans on the opposite side of the world. As you can see, it has a special area where rivets will be fastened. These parties for the inner pocket with credit cards. It has a special trip, etc. Um designed so that our wool It is not to think. Okay. And the last part is the inner lining. All other in their pockets will be placed on this piece off letter. So we have got all the nests or pieces off our leather wallet whilst each deeper into this part first a little, grew it. And then you re the needle in the cotton. Let me show you how our wool it will look like when completed. This is the face side of the world who have been bossing here. And this is the inner side of the cover. Searched the mainlining. Now all the book. It's from the one side, two large buckets for banknotes and two for credit and other cards. Now the second side firstly zipper pocket. And then the part that will close Arbuckle part off the wallet. So all together we have free large book. It's from this side. We will have relates here and here they work like these. This is only the beginning stage. So don't be surprised that it's far from looking like a real world. It So in this lecture, we have got all necessary parts for a leather wallet in the next lecture, we're going to smoothen and most in this part to work with them later. 3. Smoothing and Moistening: Now that we have got all the necessary parts for our wool, it we'll need to smoke from the inner part and moisten the ultra cover before moving on to carving. Let's start with smoothing the inner parts. To do that, we will need a sponge, wooden sleeker and the nature off P. A white glue with water in 50 to 50 ratio. I have put a white piece of paper so that the glue doesn't damage the table. So what are we going to do in the inner part of the leather? And there is some free snap. If we leave it as it is, it will be difficult to put and take out bank loans from the pockets of the wallet. So it's better to smoke from this free snap and playing the inside of the rockets real, plain and smooth. First of all, we need to understand the direction that this free snap gross the words will Smith in it in the same direction. Let's take some glue and the plight on the leather. Now we use the sleeker to smoke in the free snap in its natural direction. Don't worry about the glue. It will dry up in the metro for hours, and you will not feel it when you touch the level. - As you can see, it looks pretty plain now continues moving coal, other inner parts in the same way. Actually, you do not need to smooth and domain in their lining as it will be glued to the altar cover and will not come in touch with the banknotes from its inner side. So we have smooth and all inner parts, and they have already dried up. As you can see, they look pretty plain and nice to touch. Now let's continue with the altar cover. We will need two more Snead before carving will use a sponge and clean water. When we apply words. Sponge on the letter rather absorbs it immediately. You can continue using this point or emerged the whole leather into the tank with water. To my you see, the letter continues to absorb. There was quickly. It means it's still not enough, and we need to continue moistening kid. So it seems that our leather is ready. It doesn't absorb water now, and it means it is saturated enough. Now we should put it into the police. There and back and put it into the fridge for 3 to 4 hours so that the letter becomes equally wet in all places. If you leave wet weather in warm area like your room, it may be damaged because it is made of organic material. After you take out the letter from the free gin from the back, leave it on the table for an hour until it becomes to be drier and you can start carving in the next lecture. We're going to show you how to carve the leather. 4. Carving: this lecture. We're going to finally move on to real leather crafting, and we're going to do the carving. Cough the outer cover off our world. So we take out our lead from the fridge and unwrap it. As mentioned in the previous lecture. It's better to leave it on the table for a greased an hour after the fridge. It must be 20 and therefore easy for us to carve it before we start carving, corrupt rather within Fort Parietal and for so that when you transfer the image from the paper, you're not spoiled After Europe. Your letter with the four. Put your design onto the foil and fix it with some sticky paper. Now start by outlining all the lines of your design with the pan. It's better to use a pen that doesn't try it or doesn't have thinks so. That in case your foil or paper is called by accident in from the pen doesn't damage the letter. So we have outlined everything. Let's unwrap the leather and see what we have. You can see a dull impression of design on the service of the weather. It will be enough for us to do the carving. We are going to use a special carving knife. It is easy to handle and has a special finger grip so that we can move it easily along different curves and angles. When you start carving the image, insert the knife approximately 1/3 into the leather. It seems that this knife is not sharp enough. Okay? Thankfully, we have another one who will start with the perimeter of the leaves and then we're going to the inner lines. If you're on the beginner tried to carve on a separate piece of flatter first before you continue with your rule it thus, you will get used to the to and how 200 And you we're going to fast forward this video. We will be not to keep your board altogether. Carving to cost approximately 40 minutes to my So we have finished with the carving. It looks nice, doesn't it? But in order to make it look eating better, we'll need to do the imposing seeing the next lecture 5. Embossing borders of images: after carving the image, we're going to the invoicing. We will need a number of different stems which have different kinds of put on edge the first time, but it will need is the one with grain structure. We will also use it. Wouldn't hunter like this one? We will stample on called external borders of the leaves. So let's start hold the stamp in a vertically upright position and heated with the Hummer with equal force two or three times. Actually, when you get used to imposing, it's better to stamp with the Hummer continuously and run by single hits. This is how the image and the borders of the leaves should look like after imposing. That's kind of lucrative. Ambushing from a closer view, you see, by ambushing make the Leafs lyft above the surface for about half a millimeter, which make them look three dimensional. - This is how the leafs now look like from an angle. - Now we're in the middle off embossing, and you can easily differentiate between an imposed area and nothing boast and boast. Leaves look much more beautiful, don't pay in very time areas where there is very little space for ambushing you can use in boating tour of thinner food guys. So we have finished with the older borders of the leaves. Now we will need to enforce the borders between the Leafs. We will need to use another two were plain food. - So the emotion off the borders of the reason between them is finished. Now we need to leave the during the lines of the leaves. To do that, we're going to use tools with plain food and we'll stem them along these lines. You need to stem from both sides of the internal lines so that they seem to be permanent from the surface of the leaf. Let me see which of the Leafs haven't been stamped yet. So we have finished with imposing the borders of the east. And in the next lecture, we're going to impose the ornament in the middle off the leather 6. Embossing the inner ornament: in this lecture will, um, boast the ornamental with a stamp in the middle of the leather into the buckle part. Here is how the stamp looks like to make the image straight. We are going to draw a direct line from one corner of the letter to another. We put to the one side of the stamp on this line and strike it with a hammer. Then we put the stamp on the opposite side of the line and strike it again. Stamp has two ages, so you should put one each from the previous point when the two rows are ready. We continue with for TRO on either side of the line. - When we approach the end of the line in order not to strike the most leaves, we'll leave the second age of the stamp and strike it with Hall of the Force. My. You can draw another line if you want to make sure that they're also straight and parallel . But it is not necessary. When you draw this line, use an old but do not apply it strongly. So we're going to fast forward hit a little bit all together that it took us about 40 minutes to complete this ornament, I would recommend that you change parts of the image that you are striking from time to time so that the leather doesn't differ, mate. Unevenly. - When you have done with their arms, check again. If there are any places near the Leafs where you could apply the stamp after these kinds of ambushing in the middle of the letter B conducts a little bit, so present with your hands or roll it as we do here, we will need to enforce the buckle with the same ornament. But we will do it a bit later when we car off the borders of the wallet and in the next lecture we're going to cut and Carter for the edges of the world. 7. Cutting and carving the borders: in this lecture. We're going to cut the ages of the world and make the angles. Rome We are going to use a ruler, and we'll start by drawing a straight line when one side of the wall it. We're old now. Put one side of the ruler and Jason to this line and draw the line on the second side. As the ruler makes a 90 degree angle, you'll guarantee that decides off your wallet are straight in relation to each other now. Cut the ages base in these join lines after he had done with the four sides of the wall. It Let's move onto making kids Angel's perfectly round. You can either use an ordinary coin, or in our case, we are going to use a cap from a ceiling tape, and it has a wider diameter. Make the edges off this cap, positioned at the same level as the both sides of the leather. When you caught or trim the edges, cut them fast and strong. And, of course, do not forget to sharpen your knife before cutting the leather. - We are not going to cut the ages off the buckle now, as we're going to do it a bit later, and now we are going to carve a borderline around our remain image, the main baselines trade and equally distant from ALS, the borders of the world. We will need a special to like these. It allows you to regulate the wheat that you need to have from the border for this world. We're going to fix the wheat 11 centimeter. This is an alternative to which can also be used for this process. It has to sharp ends. One touches the border and the other draws a line. The disadvantage of this one is that it's not possible to regulate the wheat, and since it's too narrow, we are not going to use it. So let's start place one end of the two exactly to the edge of the world and start cutting the letter with second end private to carefully at its troops off a rope off leather, and there will be no place for mistake. We're going to leave carving of the bucket parts for the end. So here is the buckle part. We are going to make a separate perimeter for the buckle and for the main part of the wallet. - After having carved the perimeter line, we're going to impose it so that it looks prominent. Let's fast forward these a little bit. - As you can see after imposing, it looks much better. So the perimeter is ready, and now we can finish the ornament in the buckle area because now we know for sure where the borders are. Let's use the ruler again to draw the direction of the ornament plates fast or it it again . I think it's enough. Now we'll need to carve. Another perimeter line will make holes from this line to teach all parts of the world into finished product. We decrease the weight of the tool twice, So now it's 0.5 millimeters from the border with Again, be very careful when you carve. The buckle area is there are some curves and angles. What so we have done with cutting and carving the edges off the wallet, and then the next lecture, we're going to make our Leafs look three dimensional 8. Making 3D leaves : in this lecture, we're going to make reaching the world look three dimensional. We will need to stamps like these. Firstly, we're going to stem the inside parts of the lead with a stem that gives some kind of shadow . You should stand with one or two times and move it a little bit further. Like wins. Irony. You can use a wider tool for white plain areas in the thinner one. For narrow areas. We are going to fast forward it a little bit. Okay, Thank you. It starts to look beautiful, doesn't it? Now the second to which we're going to use it has a sharp and to leave the edges off the leaves so that the leaves look like waving in the air. Apply these two in all places where you see some curves. It should feel as if you struck this to into the leather. Like a shoal or a spade, - I think Do not. So here, how it looks beautifully after these two operations of giving shadows and lifting the leaves and the next thank sure we're going to continue with firing the background of our cover 9. Ironing the background: from this lecture, we're going to press or Iran the background off our main ornament in the middle of the wallet. We will need a two like these. It works, is in Iran and flattens 11. Let's start with ironing the area between the leaves and the border to make ironing and working with leather easier. Apply some water under the surface off the leather. - We can continue hiring, and you may have a closer view off how this process is being carried. It is better to strike in a series of strikes and move the tool slightly forward. - Let's keep this for a little bit. It took us about 30 minutes to do. These were almost finishing. Do not So we have finished with the area between the leaves and the border. Now let's move on to the area in the middle of the wallet. Actually, you can leave the middle area without ironing. This is the beauty of flatter crafting, as you can choose your own design creative experiment and do what feels good to you personally, that so we have finished with the main part. Do not forget about tobacco, the result of some space, which can be flattened. - So the irony is finished. I can now congratulate you because we have finished with the main part of current and the boating. Now you can experiment with leather crafting on your own and then the next lecture, we are going to die. The letter into the brown color 10. Dying the cover: So after all the important concurring kiss finished, we're going to paint the leather. You can either use of sponge or a brush, but I prefer to do it with a small piece of animal. For when a metal stick which I made myself, we will need special dies. I recommend to use French dice. A Puritan tour applying the days on all service of the letter since, after ambushing can carving all leather has got a lot of holes, carts, impressions and curves. Be careful not to meet any area while dying. Good. You can also wear plastic gloves because in games you paint with your neck hands, it will be difficult to get rid of these dyes for a couple of days. You can dyinto iterations. The second dying should a cure after 10 to 15 minutes when the letter absorbs most of the dies, Now we are going to paint the perimeter of the leaves in a darker color. This time I'm going to use a brush before you start paying your wallet. I recommend that you try. These dies on a separate piece of Flanders so that you know how they look like after the dies dry up and even different colors actually will match each other. Okay. And as you can see, the letter absorbs the dies very quickly so you can make the second iteration If you feel it's necessary Now we are going to paint the leather in the middle. Thus we separate the leaves from the other elements off our design. My and the final part is bending the buckle area. So we have finished dying. I know now it doesn't look similar to the wallet I showed you in the beginning. But don't worry. The dice will dry up and we will apply varnishing Claytor. 11. Varnishing: in this lecture, we're going to make holes for the rivets and varnish the color of the bullet after he had died. The cover believe it on the table to dry up for several hours. Better for one day, as I promised in the previous lecture. Now, after drawing up, it looks much nicer. Now we will need to make holes for the real. It's to understand where they should be placed. We need to place all our internal pockets inside the cover and see the thickness of the future wallet. So close the bucko and make a hole with an old. Now you can take away the book. It's not to damage them by accident. Take a Hummer and especially with puncher, which had a hole inside strike with the Hummer strongly and carefully thirst on the bucket part and then in the main part of the cover. So the holes already. But we are going to ensure the rivets a week later, after we teach the whole leather. Now we're going to varnish our cover so that dice look brighter and do not fade away. With time, we will use a sponge and the protective liquid called operetta brilliant produced by Italian company. Can the farm apply variation on the whole face service off the cover. Pay attention to all curves and cuts. It is better to varnish the weather in two or three iterations, each one after a couple of minutes. Besides keeping the colors bright, varnishing also protects letter from water, sweat, dirt and other chemical substances. - As you can see, there are some white gloves off varnish that haven't been absorbed. We need to get treat of them with a brush because if we don't do it, they will dry up. And he will have white stains off varnish on the leather, which is not very good. So we need to green. These excessive stains of varnish will brush. Use the brush in all areas where you find these white stains off varnish and basically everywhere on the jury's off the wallet. - I think we have done it Now. Do the second iteration of varnishing 10 15 minutes after the 1st 1 use the brush to get treated for excessive varnish again. - So we have finished with varnishing and the next lecture we're going to see the zipper into one of the pockets 12. Sewing the zipper: hi there, and they were going to see the deeper into the pocket. So here's our pocket with the whole for the zipper. And here is the zipper itself. You can choose different zippers. Length is not that much important as well. Cut the unnecessary part of the zipper. The color of the zipper should be of the same color pattern. In our case, the leather is brown, so we decided to choose light brown or dark yellow color of the zipper. Now we're going to cut the unnecessary part of the zipper lead approximately one sentimental of tolerance from borders on both sides and one sentiments from the internal hole. Let me called the necessary land for the zipper. Before we start you in the zipper, we need to go with first of the leather. Don't forget to grow the letter from the internal side and not from the face side. Now let's go the zipper from its face site. When you glue the zipper, put the glue only close to the borders of the material and not close the zipper itself. This is a special glue to use for going shoe parts and presents before actual glue ink of different parts. It's better to wait for five minutes so that the glue becomes stronger now, carefully glued upper site of the zipper to the internal side of the leather. Press it with your hands and roller. It's ready now. We need to make holes for skewing the zipper. We're going to Joe Lines along the perimeter. Along this line, we're going to see the zipper with a needle and cotton. We will need special whole bunch with 42 or one tittle teeth. First, we're going to use the four tooth punch. When you come to the narrow areas, he can use one or two tooth bunch. Make sure that when you strike the points, you make holes in both the weather and dizzy Per Okay, after he had done with making calls along the perimeter will start suing the zipper. We will need the needle and the cotton with the color that will match the leather. In our case, we have chosen a dark yellow color of the cotton. Firstly, thinks the cartoon on one needle as we show here and then think the second end of the cotton off the second middle in the similar way Now it starts. Ewing put the first deal with the cotton from the leather and leave it on the opposite side of the leather. Now put the second needle from the second hole from the face side of the leather, leave the single mineral on the opposite side of the leather and now use the first needle to put into the second hole under the face side of the letter has shown in the video stretch the quarter and continues unique in the same way. - In the meantime, we have finished with the first side of the zipper, and now we're continuing to see the second side. So we have finished with issuing these either works fine, but we'll work even better when it will be suit with its pocket into the wallet and then the next lecture we're going to stitch all in their parts of the pocket together. 13. Stitching inner parts: that's today. We're going to stitch the inner parts of the world together. Let's start with the book it for the credit cards. The part that you're seeing now is going to be the back part of the pocket for credit cards . We're going to stitch it to a smaller pocket. Now we are drawing the lines, which will help us to position the smaller profit correctly. This is how to look like now I'm going to mark the lines where I will have stitches. Here's another pocket and two lines for teachers. I leave the Lawrences on three sides of the letter and do not have to Lawrence's from the topside. So let's glue the bars for the credit cards. Together. I will hear about slightly the areas where I will apply the glue so that the glue attach is more strongly so. I'm dubbing the glue in this exact areas and then the backside of the smaller part of the leather. Do not blow the two parts immediately. Let the glue stay in the service for about 5 to 10 minutes. Now we are ready to glue. Check with the ruler. That parts includes trade. What now you can cut off the excessive edges and press the parts again. We will need to make holes for this. Teachers will use the hole puncher, which were already used in the previous lectures. After the holes already, let's prepare a needle and cotton. Take two needles and tie them up to the two ends of the cotton. We use the pointy like self made wooden structure, which will help us to hold the leather wells teaching. So start stitching the two parts of the pocket from both sides. Ish in the two needles, the Corton should preferably be off a similar color and approximately 0.5 millimeters thickness. Do not forget to strange the court, and every time you put it proved a leather. - When you have reached the last hole, tie the two ends of the court together twice, cut them and strike the not with a hammer so that you don't feel this not when touching the wallet. Let's teach the other two areas in the same way. So when you have done with this teaching strike, this teached areas with the Hummer again to make them flat. And that's all. Now let's teach what we have got with the front cover of the book It firstly, we will blew it again from the free sides. - Make sure that he grew the last pocket at the right place so that the fitness off the profits remains as if they were on the two pockets and not free. I hope you can see from the video. It is quite difficult to explain in words. Now let's make holes for stitching and hear how this part looks like after teaching. Now let's take the part of the zipper and glue. It's to end so that we get the real pocket. Don't forget that after gluing the surface, he should wait for 5 to 10 minutes before actual gluing off the two parts. Make sure that the ends match perfectly and there are no wrinkles or folds on 11 so the zipper works pretty fine. This latter part is the main lining on which all other pockets will be placed. So let's grew all of the parts that we have got to this mainlining. We start with the zipper pocket. What? By gluing the zipper pocket, we automatically make another pocket, which will be between the zipper pocket and the mainlining. Now it's grew the last pocket on this side. It is with a stitched piece off leather on it, where you can put your logo for another emblem for an additional design. This book it has also get a special area which will cover the buckle part before gluing. Make sure that the last pocket is evenly lower than the zipper pocket. It is better to check it now, and you're in gluing because offer stitching. It will be too late. - So now we can continue with the right part of the woman grew the largest market fears to the mainlining. Make sure that both pockets and both sides are equally distanced from each other. Now grew the other pockets, which we have already stitched between themselves. What so all the inner parts are glued to each other, and in the next venture, we're going to stitch the whole wallet together and finish our work 14. Stitching the whole wallet together: in the last lecture wished each hole in their parts, and now we are going to trim the edges and teach the whole world together. So get your knife sharpened as usual. Each time before cutting the leather and start cutting the excessive ages from either side . It is not necessary to focus too much on their own corners. We will make them smooth and perfect at the very end of the whole process. After we have teach the whole world together. - Now , we'll need to go the inner part with the cover off the wallet. Check again that both parts to make each other perfectly. Now start going for the inner part through the borders in the middle of this part with abundant glue, blew the cover part using as much grew as you think is necessary. Now wait for about 5 to 10 minutes so that the glue dries up a little bit before actually going the two parts together. And now you can also put the river in the main part of the wallet uses still block and the rivet fastener to think they re within the wallet. Strike it with the Hummer and it's ready. So In the meantime, the groom the letter has dried operator lead and we can start going the two parts together . This part is very important, so make sure that the inner part feeds the cover perfectly. - Now we will need to make a hole for the real it which we're going to fix now. You said steel bloke, steel fastener and the hammer again, I think check that they're even to speak strongly and doesn't move. So after growing the inner part in the cover together and tweeting for about 15 minutes so that the glue dries up a little bit, we can make holes so that after that we can stitch the two parts together easier. Without this holes, you won't be able to stitch with Justin, you know, because the letter is quite thick. When you make holes, hold the puncher in straight vertical position. One strike may not be enough, so strike twice. As you can see, there are holes on the other part of the world. So everything is going well. When you come to the borders you can use to to puncher, since the border around, do not So we have made whole strong the main perimeter. Now we should make also on the perimeter, off the back. Oh, it is better to use to to puncher. - So we have finished with making holes and now we're going to stitch the two parts together, put the court on into the needle and fix it with or not to my the other end of the quarter and fix it with the second video so that you have to needles on both ends of the cotton. It is better to choose cotton, which would be a bit thicker than the cotton, which was used for teaching the inside part. So we're going to stitch from here along the perimeter, and then we'll teach the buckle part. You should use special needles for issuing credit goods. This needles have wider eyes off the needle, and their points are not so sharp so that you cannot damage the leather ones. Teaching teaching is probably the most time consuming part off all the other work, but the patient and then you'll have a nice handmade wallet. - So we have come to the end of the main perimeter. Now we will go up and teach the perimeter of the buckle area each time when you put the coat on for the whole and they have to needles on different sides of the world. Stretch the cotton so that you have good teaching, - but it's fast forward this again. As I said, stitching takes quite a decent amount of time in patients when you come to, then put the two needles inside or between the two parts. Leave the note inside the two parts so that it is not seen from either side of the wallet. - You can also hide the note inside the leather Asian can all in some group hear how the well it looks like after teaching the inner and outer parts. It will be completely finished in the next lecture. When we caught and dream, there just 15. Finishing the edges: hi there. And in this lecture, we're going to treat and police day just and finish our leather wallet. First of full, sharpen your knife and start cutting the excessive internal pieces off leather from all sides. You can use a ruler to help you, but it's not necessary. Do you know after you have got the ages, we're going to treat them with training to You can bite together with all other leather crafting tools. Or you can use a peeling apply for cuticles. They work in exactly the same manner. Start treating the letter from the face site and president. I've strongly it will treat a thin line off leather and being the in Justina a little bit - after you have done with the face side of the world with the same training procedure with the internal side of the wall, it it may be a bit more difficult here as the leather inside the wallet is female. So be careful when trimming here. Actually, even if your hand slides by accident and you leave some kind of mark on the edge of the leather, don't worry, as we will polish the edges after trimming anyway. Now, after trimming. We need to polish it ages with a sandpaper. It will also make the edges smooth. For after polishing off the scent paper, we recommend to polish stages with the wooden speaker. Before using the sleeker, Apply some water response on the dangers. - Do the sweet drink about 23 times around the perimeter of the wallet. Now apply a little bit of ground ice and ages. You can use sports to do that. - After dice used this liquor again, move the speaker fast and deploy some water from time to time. - Also , you can use walks of the deering Publishing that works. Be works like a glue when you're up there, walks into the leather and then rob this place with a wooden sleeker. The work starts to melt under the friction and the heat that is being created as it melts. It also grows all in their parts off the letter together and makes ages sniffer and darker . Okay, my, that's it about finishing and polishing dangers. And in the next lecture, we'll show you our finished wallet. What we have got after doing all these procedures 16. Showing the finished wallet: hi there, and I would like to congratulate everyone who has done to the end of the scores together with us. This is how our handmade leather wallet looks like. It hasn't most ornament on the surface buckle part with the real numerous pockets, including quanta of the zipper as well. A small pockets were for credit cards. Now you can make your own leather goods with confidence. Handmade goods will always be in demand, and we always cost more than must produced items. You can make one for yourself, give it to your family and friends as a present, or even sell it on eBay, Amazon or your own personalized website. Please share with us your feedback on this course and let us know if there is anything else connected with leather crafting that we can teach you. Thank you and have a beautiful day. 17. How to sell Leather products: leather working is not only a pleasant hobby, but also a nice way to earn a decent living and even do business. In this episode, I'm going to give you a quick overview of how we can earn money from selling cloud products while doing the work. Eloff, my father, who has been in the other work business for more than 20 years, uses some of these ways. The most popular business tool for marketing off your products these days is probably instagram. It has almost one billion active users, most of whom are obsessed with fashion, lifestyle and unordinary garments and accessories. The most obvious advantage of starting promoting your products is that he did not need a lot of efforts or money. You just create your own account and fill it with high quality pictures off your products. The next step is inviting your friends and family to join and fight your page and photos. The active in pages similar to yours leave comments and likes so that other people can see you visit your page and start following you, too. As soon as you have a more or less decent following, you can start partnering with other counts. Among such partners Convey Count specializing in various accessories, or people who like wearing clothes, jeans or backs. You can also use advertising Con Instagram, which might be a bit costea, but it's definitely worth it In growing your audience. My father has a page on Instagram. It has a little bit more than 1000 followers, and each month he gets about 5 to 6 orders to make a leatherback shoes, bracelet or words. So let's recap. Instagram has a huge active audience who are passionate about lifestyle, fashion and accessories. Instagram is quite easy to start, and you can start on a really low budget in the beginning. But despite all the advantages of this platform, in order to get lots of followers and customers, you'll need to upload high quality and unique photos as well as be very active. Incorporate with your followers and other counts. Another also marketplace for handmade accessories, especially for leather goods, is definitely etc. Here, you can become the seller in a few easy steps and start selling in a few hours. The advantage of this, too, is that you don't need to pay for the hosting cordoning off your own website, although Etc will take a small, fearful listing your item and friend half percent commission from every sale. One advantage, however, is a large number of competitors who also sell leather goods if they're open and some of them don't their prices significantly to attract more customers. Yet you can keep your prices for the goods high enough as long as you provide extreme quality, creativity and personalized products and be able to convey your benefits and advantages over products of the clients. So let's forget about etc. Platform. It's really very easy to start in becoming cellar. However, you have to first check if your country is available for becoming a cellar. At this time, there are only about 35 countries which are eligible for etc payments. Here is the page with the reserve countries Also, another advantage affect is that it has quite low commissions compared to other platforms. And finally, what is really important is that your items need to be very creative and have very good quality to stand out among your competitors in this huge market place.