How to Make a Stingray Leather Wallet
- 1). Fold an 8-by-8 inch piece of stingray skin in half. Make sure that the corners and sides are perfectly aligned. Take a small hammer and hammer along the crease to maintain the fold. Your wallet should have one crease, two 4-inch long open sides and one 8-inch long open side.
- 2). Use a needle and thread to sew the two 4-inch open sides closed. Make sure that your line of stitching is 1/4-inch in from the edge of the wallet on both sides. The wallet should now form a pocket and have three closed sides.
- 3). Segment your wallet horizontally into thirds using a washable marker. There should be two marks spaced 2-2/3-inches away from each other and from the edges of the wallet that run along the 8-inch length.
- 4). Fold the two outer segments of the wallet inward. They should be creased along the marks that you just made. Use a hammer to maintain the fold.
- 5). Make pockets for credit cards. Layer a 3-by-2 2/3-inch piece of stingray skin over a 3 1/2-by-2 2/3 inch piece. Sew them together so as to form a pocket that is closed on three sides. The larger piece should project out of the pocket by 1/2 inch so that the back of the pocket is higher than the front. Place rubber cement around the edges of the back of the 3 1/2-by-2 2/3-inch piece and stick it on the inner part of one of the wallet's two folding segments. Repeat this process to make another credit card folder for the other wallet segment.
- 6). Wait for glue to dry. Once it is dry, your wallet is ready to use.