I like special wallets a lot and it's also a nice present for friends! I chose different covers for each wallet. The step by step instructable is for the "wooden" wallet (lower right one). The basic steps are always the same, you can just choose a different cover if you like. I also made a "grass" cover, a "coca cola" cover and a "north face duffel bag alike" cover as you can see on the overview image.

This is my first instructable and I hope its reasonably understandable. Please tell me if something is not clear, i am happy to explain things differently or in more details.

Step 1:

First you need a piece for your cover. I bought this one in a do it yourself store, its actually a piece of linoleum-floor with wood optics. You cut out a piece of 38 x 13 cm (15 x 5 inches).  And then you remove the inner lining of the linoleum to make the cover of your wallet thin enough to sew.
These are incredible! I wonder if you cold makes some out of <a href="http://www.ptmtarps.com" rel="nofollow">ptm tarps</a> as well. The material is a bit different, but it might make for a good texture.
I love that! Is it hard to sew through linoleum?
Thanks! No it's not too hard, but it's defenitely worth it to remove the soft inner lining of the linoleum. I did not use a special needle or sewing program and I am not super-skilled in sewing. So I guess it's not too difficult.

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