I've wanted a new wallet for some time. Searching online through blogs, I found a tutorial at Bluebird's Wing that looked like I could do it.
I am very pleased with how it turned out.
I broke one of Cyndi's first rules right off - don't use directional fabrics. My plaids did end up matching so it turned out ok.
I used 3 different fabrics, one for the outside, one for the lining and one for the zipper pocket/credit card slots. I think they blended together well.
This bottom pocket is for either cash or receipts.
I do not like to put zippers in anything, but this zipper was WAY easy to do. No need to be scared of this zipper.
Cyndi's directions were A+, super easy to follow. Overall it only took me a little over an hour to make this and there was NO hand sewing. I even bragged to my Mom that I didn't have to rip at all! That's got to be a first in my 36 years of sewing.