One oh my husband’s good friends at work, Guiseppi, has been a constant well of support and advice. We thought it would be nice to surprise him with something OOAK (which is a really big deal here in Southern Italy) and handmade. We decided to make him a men’s wallet and after thinking about it wondered if I could create a men’s version of the NCW (Necessary Clutch Wallet) that I’ve made dozens of. Here is what I came up with!
The first thing I did was cut the flap straight off, instead of adding the curve detail. I used bronze spring snaps through the whole flap and through the whole front piece for a closure.
Once it was sewn together, but before I attached the sides to the pocket with the grommets, I used Otter Wax to waterproof the twill.
I rubbed the bar of wax over the twill, back and forth. You can tell it’s depositing/covering the fabric because it turns white-ish. I then ram a hot hair dryer over the fabric and watched the wax melt into the twill and set. The result is a waterproof fabric that is smooth and not one bit sticky or gummy. The wax will wear in the more you use it, too.
Once together, it looked amazing!