The Best DIY Wallet Kits [Make Your Own Wallet]
If you’re looking for a way to experience the skills and craftsmanship of building your own leather wallet but don’t know where to start, then why not consider a DIY Wallet Kit. This is an affordable and cost-effective way to build your own wallet (handle leather, thread the stitching, choose design) without needing to purchase any heavy start-up equipment or tools. If you’ve been thinking about getting into leathercraft, as a hobby, for some time this is probably the best way to start and will also provide a sense of satisfaction that you build the very wallet that you use.
Today, I’m going to be talking about some of the best DIY Wallet kits on the market today, the pros and cons of each, and why you should consider each. Remember, wallet Kits are suited for people who are looking to get an ‘experience’ out of buying a new wallet. Let’s get into it.
Wingback Custom Kits
Wingback is one of my favorite wallet brands ever thanks to the clever minimalist designs along with being made from premium leather. The Wingback Card Holder is no exception to this is also available in DIY Kit form for a reduced price tag of only £30.00 (compared to the full build version at £45.00).
The Kit itself comes with a single sheet of full-grain Tuscan leather, a large wheel of thread, for a color of your choice, and a needle for construct. Wingback also makes the process simple with a nice video tutorial which can be viewed here. For more information on the Wingback Custom Kits check them out using the link below.
Weaver Leathercraft Kit
A very affordable option is the Weaver Leaftcraft, which comes in at just $25.00. The Kit creates a very classic bi-fold style design with 2 slots for cards (max 3 -6) and a full-width slot at the top for your bills. The choice of Leather is actually great with this Kit including a choice of Veg Tanned Hermann Oak that can be dyed and stamped or Chrome Tanned Pull-Up Leather for modern rustic style. Comes with necessary thread (in white) along with 2 needles. For more information on the Weaver Leaftcraft Kit visit their website below.
Toddler Leather DIY Kit
Etsy is always a fantastic place to discover handmade wallets and the range of Kits available is also broad. One of the most popular on the website is the Toddler Leaver DIY Kit which is one of the more complex Kits creating a very functional leather bi-fold. The wallet itself is made from beautiful 100% vegetable tanned leather with a beautiful finish.
Unlike other kits on this list, Toddler also provides a range of ‘optional’ additional items including Beeswax for burnishing, Sandpaper for edges, and Beachwood edge burnisher. This is alongside the usual included leather, needle, and thread. Overall, this Wallet Kit is more expensive than others on this list coming in at around $50.00, but that is justified as what you get is much more than others and the exact design is much more intricate. For more information on the Toddler’s Kit check them out on etsy using the link below.
Blackthorn Leather Kit
The Blackthorn Leather Kit offers some a great minimalist wallet made from a light, almost white, natural vegetable tanned leather and black thread for a distinctive contrast. The Wallet Kit is also very affordable coming in at around $25.00. The wallet itself is perfect for people who love a slim look as the wallet can barely be felt in the pocket.
This wallet is also known for developing beautiful patina overtime helped by its light color that can easily attract more dirt for that rustic look. For more information on the Blackthorn Leather Kit visit their etsy page using the link below.
Lemur Fold Wallet
The final wallet on this list is the Lemur Fold Wallet. Although this wallet isn’t exactly a Kit I’ve included it in this list as its a unique wallet in the sense you do need to construct the wallet on purchase and unboxing. The wallet isn’t constructed through a needle and thread but using classic style ‘push pins’ where you have to fold the wallet in place much like you would with an origami crane.
The Lemur Fold is a great choice for people who may not want a DIY Wallet but still want something a little different and unique. The wallet can also be unfolded at any time so it could be good for storage options. For more information on the Lemur Fold wallet check out our full review or visit their official website below.