The hand-stitched leather cardholder is the diminutive cousin to our larger leather wallet.
This minimalist piece is for the card-carrying folk. It has a sleek style and detail with barrel-dyed leather and waxed linen thread stitching. With six external slots for cards and a frogmouth opening for cash, these gorgeous wallets will help you organise your day.
We have finely sanded all of the exposed leather edges, then shaped into a smooth edge. By sanding, all the grains in the leather line up and sections of leather blend in to create a uniform edge. Additionally, we have burnished the edge using a notched piece of wood to a sleek shine so that no leather joins can come apart, or thread pulls out. As these are hand-stitched, the holes for the thread to go through on the wallet’s edges is punched using pricking irons. After this, the thread is feed through each individual hole back and forth with two needles. Consequently, the action of threading the waxed linen against each other in the hole makes the thread bond to each other making the stitch very strong.
In addition, the barrel-dyed they retain the unique character of leather and will patina and age quickly with use. Able to fit easily into a jeans back pocket.
The technical stuff
- Full-grain leather construction
- Hand saddle stitching using waxed linen thread
- Burnished sealed edges
- Multiple compartments for cards and money
The Baxter & Black difference……
A hand-stitched leather cardholder will become an essential item to the user. In addition, with heaps of style and lots of handmade, focused character, it will be a talking point. We understand that we keep our wallets for a long time. With this in mind, we have paid special attention to making sure that the edges on our cardholders are sealed. They are backed with a layer of leather. This means that moisture and dirt will not readily find its way into the edges of the leather. Additionally into the waxed linen thread. Because most cardholders fall apart from moisture getting into the grain of the leather or dirt wears through the thread our little tweaks mean you can be confident that our Hand-stitched leather wallet will outlast many others.