I get a bit stressed about packing to go away. I'm hopeless at it!!! I pride myself on being organised in every other aspect of life but, for some reason, just can't get it together when it comes to packing. I always take WAY too much - half of which I KNOW I won't wear once!
AND, in the midst of all of my fussing, I ALWAYS decide to start on a sewing project a few days before we leave. WHY??? I don't know. Once I just HAD to have a new beach bag to take with me. Another time, I needed some of my little rosette pins (link to tutorial here) to match with each outfit I was taking with me. Then there was the time I was desperate for a new toiletry bag..... It's become a holiday tradition, in fact!
This time, I made up my mind that the whole holiday would be a total disaster if I didn't make us a new travel document wallet. I found the tutorial I wanted to use here. It was pretty easy to follow, but there were lots of pieces to cut out and sew together. So it took a while. I was really happy with it when I was done, though.
And, in the end, of course, I managed to finish all my packing AND my last-minute sewing project!!!
It did a great job of looking after our passports and very important documents for us. Who knows what would have happened to them if I hadn't SQUEEZED in this ONE last little make before we left?!?