Upcycled Faux Leather Wallet

My partner’s wallet has been falling apart for a long time, and for some reason he has refused to get another one. The fake leather on it has worn down to the threads and it looks as if he is about to lose all of its contents at any given time.

So, me being stingy old me decided to make him a new one, rather than buy. I found a great tutorial over at Celebrate The Boy http://www.noodle-head.com/2011/03/celebrate-boy-tutorial-basic-boys.html

I had an old faux leather handbag that I liked, but the handles had unfortunately broken (I probably could have mended it easily, but cutting it up to make this was so much more fun hehe).

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It’ my first time sewing with this type of fabric, and although it’s not perfect, I’m very happy with it (and what’s more important is that Michael is!). I have a few other old faux leather bags, so I might practice a little more.

I think this might be my new favourite upcycling project. What’s yours?


6 thoughts on “Upcycled Faux Leather Wallet

  1. Nice! I have many favorites. I guess that can’t be true you mean favorite, can it? I like up cycling men’s sport coats into bags…also old leather coats and really like the look of old painter tarps made into bags. Thanks for sharing!

    • Thanks for your comment. I’ve wanted to get some leather coats to upcycle for a while now. But it seems all the opportunity/thrift stores have caught on to the trend of vintage and upcycling and are now charging quite a bit.

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