Originally Posted by LIMBERLION
Thats exactly what i want to hear actually. I am just starting out and want to learn the best way possible. I will pick that book up and give it a good read. Thank you.
There are actually 3 volumes. All have information you'll find useful. More than anything, I would recommend "The art of Handsewing leather", also by Al Stohlman, which focuses on basic techniques you'll use every time you sew. I'm fairly experienced and I still consult these 4 books fairly often. You can find PDF's online if you look hard enough, but a paper version would be useful to have in the workshop for quick reference.
Originally Posted by SnowKING
Please tell me more on how you constructed this wallet!
What kind of leather did you use to line the alligator with?
I'll do you one better. I'm going to make a picture tutorial of a wallet pretty soon, likely full calfskin construction, and do a giveaway for it here on styleforum once I talk to the mods. I've PM'd you something similar to give you a rough idea.
The wallet is a fairly simple construction, but it's time consuming due both to the high stitch count and the fairly intensive edge finishing. I used a full-grain pigskin lining since it was just a prototype. I typically use the pigskin to line things like pockets on larger items, but it does make a nice lining on wallets. I would prefer to use kangaroo in the future, as it's one of my favourite leathers to work with, but I don't use it for prototypes since it's very expensive.