Leather Bifold Wallet

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#1

Hi everyone!

I hope your summer is going well and your Glowforge is up and running in the hot weather! Here’s a quick update on another one of my small leather projects made on the Glowforge. I’ll keep this one short :grin:.

Recently, I decided to make a bi-fold leather wallet to replace my minimal one to separate my business cards from my personal ones. I like to keep myself organized and it was time to upgrade to a larger wallet to make this happen. I decided not to use the executive wallet from the Glowforge store and instead, I designed my own. I kept it very simple with straight lines and curved corners. Check out the final product in the photographs below. This bi-fold wallet has been serving me well so far and I’m sure it’ll continue doing so in the years to come!


I’m also excited that my personal collection of these red leather items is quickly growing. If you haven’t checked out my latest project, the weekend duffle bag, you can see it by clicking here.

Thank you for reading!
Tim Ung


#2

I like it. This is right down my alley. Well done.


#3

Cool! I like that pocket design for the bills. And your stitching is lovely!


#4

Very nicely done. Love the color … And when you can make it exactly as you wish … Awesome.


#5

Beautiful work! :slight_smile:


#6

Very sleek and clean design. I love it! Great job!!!


#7

What leather are you using? I’m having trouble finding something for my projects.


#8

I am also looking for good leather as well!


#9

Would you mind sharing the SVGs of this project? I would love to make one!


#10

Towards the bottom of the community guidelines is the request not to ask people for their designs unless they say, “ask me if you want a copy” in their post. Asking questions about designs and stuff is ok. If they want to make their files available they’ll either post them in the Free Laser Designs section or in their see what I made thread. Glowforge really should pin the community guidelines to the top of the forum, but they don’t. It’s a common mistake.

In this particular case he has his own leather goods company, Mars Leather Company. While that design does not appear to be for sale, maybe if you contact him through there he’ll sell you one.


#11

@edavis , @shelmanc -

Good news, there are whole threads on leather sources!

Just search for “leather source”, and you’ll find a ton of info. Here’s a link to a search to save you the typing:

https://community.glowforge.com/search?q=leather%20source


#12

Hi there! Unfortunately, I won’t be sharing any of the design files for my projects yet. However, this design is quite simple and similar to the wallet design in the catalog. If Glowforge releases the ability for owners to share designs and instructions in the catalog, I plan to share some of my leather product designs on there and I hope you’ll find it then!


#13

@edavis , @shelmanc

Great questions about where to source leather to use with your Glowforge and @evansd2 's suggestion about searching through the forums is a great place to start. I’ve done this in the past and found the threads to be very helpful.

I wonder if it would be beneficial for the community if I wrote a brief tutorial post for leather projects with the Glowforge. Let me know what you all think of this idea :smile:


#14

Yesyesyes! I vote yes!


#15

Any and all discussions of technique are welcome. Allllways.


#16

I think that’s a wonderful idea!


#17

:+1:


#18

I would also love a tutorial!


#19

Let’s not forget that you already wrote a pretty great one and discussed sourcing

Great posts, both of these.


#20

Thanks for sharing those posts! I decided to write a longer tips and tricks post on working with leather for those who were interested.

@geek2nurse @edavis @annie.sullivan , you can check out the tips and tricks post here: Leather Bifold Card Wallet & Leather Tutorial

Hope this helps you :smile:!