New leather ID holders in stock

These compact ID holders are hand cut and machine stitched at my workshop in Bristol, UK.

Designed to fit Oystercards, bus passes or ID cards, this slim wallet sits flat in the front pocket keeping your essential cards to hand.

The sheep nappa leathers are carefully selected to complement the printed cotton and woven check linings.

Click here to browse current stock in my Etsy shop, or contact me here to discuss a custom order.

New Large Purse Design

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Just finished this new layout as a special order for a customer; plenty of room for cards, a handy external coin pocket, two hidden pockets and pop fastener to close.

I’m taking commissions in other colours. Click here to find out more about the purse, or contact me to discuss your new wallet.

New tri-fold wallet layout

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A new layout just finished and uploaded to my Etsy shop here. A classic tri-fold card wallet, with plain black outer and bright contrast lining.

This item can be made in different colours/linings, contact me to discuss your requirements here.

Navy leather billfold wallet

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Just finished this navy leather billfold wallet, available in my Etsy shop here. It was hand cut from quality fine-grain navy cowhide leather and durably machine stitched with strong nylon thread throughout.

Fully lined with a bright multicolour stripe print fabric and expertly hand finished. The hand punched triangle motif on the front of the wallet shows the contrast lining colours underneath.

A fold down section with 3 card slots flips up to reveal a further 3 card slots. Each card slot holds 2 cards each, so twelve cards in total.

There is a hidden pocket behind the card slots for receipts and papers, and a spacious notes pocket to fit paper money up to 8cm x 20cm.

The coin pocket has a quality metal YKK zip, and the side panel expands to allow easy access to plenty of change.

All cut edges are hand treated for durability and give a superior finish.

I welcome custom orders and variations on current styles, contact me to discuss your requirements here.

 

Teal and grey leather billfold

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Just posted to my Etsy shop here, this billfold wallet was hand cut from a combination of teal sheep nappa leather and grey cowhide.

I make every item personally at my workshop in Bristol, UK. I welcome commissions for personalised wallets and custom items.

Click here to find out more about the above item, or discuss your requirements for bespoke wallets and purses here.

Replacement watch strap

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Recently made to order for a customer, a replacement watch strap for a Nixon watch. The outer leather is cut from fine-grain dark brown cow hide, the backer is soft sheep nappa leather. The buckle was reused and the original dimensions matched very closely.

Contact me to discuss custom leather work here.

Art Deco inspired inlaid leather purse

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I’ve been experimenting with new making techniques in the past week. This piece has an intricately hand cut and inlaid Art Deco style motif of my own design. The individual panels were carefully selected from suede, stamped cow hide and full grain leather to give contrasting textures and carefully machine stitched in place.

Traditional techniques only; hands, tools and sewing machine. No computers!

A few Friday links

   black green leather wallet marble lining notesblack green leather wallet marble lining coinsblack green leather wallet marble lining frontI’ve had a productive few days, further refining the construction for my pop coin wallet.

The one above has a marbled, book endpaper style lining I found at Harrogate Knit and Stitch in November 2013. Many different fabric sellers were there, I also spotted a stand promoting Bradford Textile Archive a part of Bradford College, which looks interesting.

I have been exploring my new home city of Bristol by pursuing my interests: record shops (recent discoveries to follow) fabric shops, cinemas and galleries.

As for fabrics, poppypatchwork.co.uk have a wide range of fabrics on offer and are based in nearby Westbury-on-Trym.

Wanted Records in St. Nicholas Market is great for vinyl, think I’ll be back there soon!

Gregg

New concertina purse style, green calfskin with peacock lining

green leather pop purse 5green leather pop purse 3I just finished a new purse design and posted two colour options in my Etsy shop here.
The purse is hand cut from soft, fine-grained pale green calfskin. Durably machine stitched with strong cream nylon thread and expertly hand finished this is a compact purse, perfect for cards, change and folded notes.

The purse closes securely with a gold finish nickel popper and is fully lined with a vibrant peacock feather print cotton fabric. The bellows construction gives three separate expanding sections, and two mini slip pockets between the main sections.

The cut edges are hand treated for durability and give a superior finish.

Approximate dimensions:

120 x 75mm when closed and empty
2-3mm thick at stitched edge
Maximum 20mm thick

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I make every item at my workshop in Bristol, UK. I welcome commissions for personalised wallets and custom items, contact me here to discuss your requirements.

Gregg.

http://www.greggmcdonald.com