Trifold wallet lesson 0.5: partial finishing before stitching begins

Lessons 0.5 across all our diy kits cover the partial finishing steps, which is optional, even before hand stitching begins.

While these steps of finishing in lessons 0.5 refine the item, they are unnecessary.

In fact, many customers prefer their items to retain their raw and rugged look. Hence, they do not bother with post-stitch finishing (in lesson 2) even after completing the hand stitching (in lesson 1).

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Card holder lesson 1: hand stitching and holding techniques

Card holder lesson 1

The following are the step-by-step instructions for completing your card holder! Enjoy!

If you haven’t already, feel free to purchase our sewing kit by contacting us!

Theading the needle

First, thread the needle.

Next, at about 2-3cm from the end of the thread, place the needle point at the center of the flat thread.

diy leather card holder
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Card holder lesson 2: burnishing the edge

Card holder lesson 2

Lesson one was about how to stitch your leather card holder from our Hocks-Alcis beginner diy sewing kit. The kit included pre-punched leather panels, needles and thread.

Lesson two is about burnishing the card holder and deals primarily with smoothing the edges. Tools required are:

  • Sandpaper
  • Beveling tool
  • Wooden slicker
  • Creasing tool

You can purchase this add-on set of tools with our basic kit.

Finishing your card holder

Sand the edges of your leather card holder all round to remove as much of the skin/flesh fibre sticking out from the edge.

Swipe left and right

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