Crocodile Textured Leather Wallet

front-view-croc-proto
Hand stitched with linen thread- this was another experiment – I wanted to see how my stitching skills were. I used Stohlman’s book for reference and recommend newbies follow the instructions step by step including don’t set your awl down as you sew with two needles in two hands. ¬†Yes! Make or buy a stitching pony.

croc-proto-open

I changed up the pattern a bit and added two hidden pockets; this was a step I would include in another wallet for a family member.

bill-slot for faux croc
I also turned the leather for the interior piece in so it is visible when you look in the bill slot – I lined the flesh side of the exterior piece with a piece of coordinating suede.