Constructing the Seafarer Wallet
Today I'm going over a bit on how I constructed the new Seafarer Wallet. This is not an in depth post, however I wanted to share a bit of the process photos constructing the leather wallet. Firstly, I sketched out a rough design on paper, then transferred that to Adobe Illustrator, made templates that I printed out on thick card stock, cut the templates and then traced the design on the Horween Natural Dublin leather in order to craft wallet.
I wanted to have a sort of wave shape to the pocket, which I was able to accomplish in Adobe Illustrator. I am very happy with the results and also like the wave vs. fire aspect of the wallet, promoting a sort of 'balance' mindset.
Each stitch is made by hand. From start to finish, the wallet is crafted by hand. Here is a demonstration of the saddle-stitch technique, where thread is stitched through the same hole in opposite directions for a stronger stitch than most commercial sewing machines.
I hope you've enjoyed this little window into the process of building one of our leather wallets. This one is becoming a favorite of mine for it's rugged look and yet minimal design. If you would like to purchase one, please follow the link below. Thanks for stopping by!