That's right. About an inch sans wallet. Adding the wallet makes it even thicker.
|Pressing down to simulate my weight over the course of an 8 hour day.|
|Still pretty thick.|
The leather I wanted to use was really "woolly" so I used sandpaper to smooth it out a bit.
As you can see from the above pictures, once I had my pieces cut out and sanded down I pre-punched my holes for sewing. Check out my last leather project for the "finer" points of the process. Once my pieces were all ready I sewed them together. I planned out my stitching like a map so I wouldn't end up sewing over the same area twice. Sewing over it twice is hard because you're trying to fit twice as much thread in one area, plus the needle on my sewing awl is actually semi bladed to help go through the leather and if you run it through a hole that already has thread you risk cutting that thread. I know this because I did it once on my journal.
|With the cards in it.|
|Measurements are 5 1/4" x 4 1/4"|