Travel wallet – an attempt

My husband travels a bit for work and has a rather lovely leather passport wallet. I really like it but don’t travel enough justify buying one. I decided to make one. I had made my son a leather laptop cover and that went well.


I bought some red leather at the same time as this brown black leather. Enough for a wallet and a laptop cover for me.

I looked at lots of travel wallets and they were all very large and long. I wanted something a bit more compact. Space for my passport, some cards, notes and a coin section. Possibly a pen too – for the customs forms.


First up were the card slots. They went OK.  Well sorta…


I added a bit at the back for notes. Then I tried to create a coin section, with a zip.  It was wrinkly.

I realised I needed something shorter, that would fit in my hand. I tried one more design which was terrible.


I was travelling soon, time ran out so I bought this instead!


About Accordion3

I sew, ride a bike, bake, read a lot of books and sometimes skate. I also play several instruments, one of them is the Accordion.
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3 Responses to Travel wallet – an attempt

  1. Lizzie says:

    I love it when people post about their, let’s say ” lack of success” in their creative lives! It’s wonderfully honest. I have been striving to make the perfect bag in the last few weeks and am only just beginning to feel I’ve got somewhere near success (next blog post). I’m sure you will succeed and manage to make the perfect wallet!


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