Most free wallet patterns are pretty easy so they make really great first projects. As your skills grow you can choose more complicated designs and materials to really show your skills.
Because wallets use so little fabric to make, you can often make them with scraps of leftover fabric from your stash.
Also, wallets make terrific gifts and different styles are suitable for women, men, girls, and boys.
Take a look at this Minimalist Kraft Tex Wallet, too!