Here is my second entry for the Purse Palooza 2012. I finished this last night to match my Emmaline Bag I completed for the challenge. I didn't realize that I could also enter the wallet :D
I used the tutorial from Confessions of a Fabricaholic. You can find it here.
What I learned about making wallets: It's not easy. You need interfacing for structure, but to much interfacing is not easy to sew. The main problem comes when you get to the end and turn it. Getting those corners turned is a challenge in itself. Then, trying to get all of those layers under your presser foot is almost impossible! They should make a higher presser foot. Do they???
My first attempt at making a wallet i used the Traveler Passport Wallet Pattern. I couldn't get it under my presser foot . I think where I went wrong is I interfaced it to death! I may have used to heavy of interfacing, or maybe just didn't need it on every layer.
The second time around, I eliminated the interfacing on my seam allowances. I also eliminated it all together on the credit card slots. On the CC slots, I just double folded the fabric. Live and learn. I will know better next time:)