This DIY Travel Organizer is a wallet to hold you passports, boarding passes, luggage tags and any other travel documents. It holds 6 passports or there is an alternate option that holds 2 passports with a zipper and slop pockets.
DIY Travel Organizer
Pattern: Up, Up, and Away from Moments Designs
Fabric: suede cloth for the exterior, quilting cotton for the lining
Stabilizer: 71f Peltex Ultra Firm 1-sided Fusible
I sew this travel organizer because I wanted a place to organize my family travel documents. I was always fuddling around at the airport looking for our passports or boarding passes and I hope this wallet helps me to keep everything organized.
It is very easy to sew. The pdf pattern has illustrated instructions and even tough the pockets are sewn in an unusual way it was straight forward. If you are experienced in making bags, you can probably sew this pattern in about 2 hours.
I’m happy in how it turned out and I would sew it again. This wallet is to travel with the kids and I might make the other version for when I travel with my husband.
I used a magnetic snap, but velcro or turn-lock are also good options. I like the charm detail.
The pattern is designed for faux leather and Liz added some good tips in how to sew with faux leather, but you can also use other fabrics. It is important to select a good stabilizer if you don’t use faux leather. Since suede cloth is very thin, I had to use peltex. Originally I used fusible fleece but it wasn’t enough to hold the shape of the wallet.
I hope this post inspire you to sew your own travel organizer.