Breaking In Your Leather Wallet

Hello! Thank you for purchasing a Willow Craft Goods wallet! A new leather wallet is stiff and needs to be broken in. You may find the cards difficult to slide into the pockets, or difficult to get out. This is normal and will be short lived!

On our wallet designs similar to our Swaddle Wallet, Opus Wallet, etc - They will arrive generally quite stiff and somewhat bulky feeling at first. After some carry and use - the leather will began to soften up and be a bit more malleable, cards will fit in easier, the flaps will slide in easier, etc. The stiffness of the wallets upon arrival differs between the various leather options and the thickness of the leather.

On some of our stitched pocket designs such as the Luxe, we generally advise throwing in a extra card or two into the wallet pockets to facilitate some stretching overnight. Note that you don't want to overstretch the pockets to the point where the cards are real loose. This is especially true in the open carry designs of ours such as the Utilis, or Velox; be careful not to overfill the open carry/quick access pockets as you want those pockets to stay snug for card security.

On our Luxe design particularly, the cards will generally be a bit tight, and the closure flap will be difficult to slide in at first once you have put your cards in.

You can throw an extra card or two inside each of the pockets internally and leave them overnight - while not closing the wallet flap. After you pull the extra cards out, there will be a bit more room and inserting the closure flap will be easier, as well as pulling each card out in general.  

Feel free to watch the video below for an explanation of our process. After broken in, a Willow Craft Wallet will be a joy to use and carry.