So, I purchased a pair of leather pants from a thrift store and made an attempt at sewing my first semi-substantive leather project.
So... here are the original pants (I have lots of leather left
Inside the wallet
After the fact I learned that there is such a thing as a teflon foot for working with leather! I ordered one post haste and will be giving the whole project another attempt with the foot.
Many lessons learned but still pleased with the wallet.