Travel SAFE – ID ON your person!

A friend that travels internationally a lot shared with me her travel wallet back in January – citing that men have their wallets ON them – which makes for EZ identification in case of disaster or medical need.  However, us women lug around a purse.  Think of the AMTRAK disaster of last night – have you heard of all the purses flying around?  On top of all the stress, many of these gals don’t have their ID – think of the added complication that meant for treatment, identification of the seriously wounded . . . . .    I’d considered it strongly for when flying or any public transportation.   Think of it:  in a disaster – are you gonna grab your purse???  NO!

That all being said – I took many photos and measurements and notes of my friend, JoAnn’s wallet that she wears slung around her body diagonally while traveling, and vowed to do the same.  Here’s a few pictures of her wallet.

Left inside for credit card holder.

Left inside for credit card holder.

Right inside for pouch of her jewelry.

Right inside for pouch of her jewelry

Outside for her cellphone.

Outside for her cellphone.

 

 

 

 

I decided to create mine from old jeans – feeling that would ‘go’ with everything.  In retrospect, I think the jeans is too heavy.  JoAnn’s is of a ripstop nylon type fabric – a bette choice i feel.

 

Outside view of my Travel Wallet. Cellphone goes in this outside pockets - sized for my IPhone 6+.

Outside view of my Travel Wallet. Cellphone goes in this outside pockets – sized for my IPhone 6+.

I lined the strap and made sections of the inside lining from a yarn-dyed plaid fabric to decrease the bulk instead of additional layers of denim.

You can see that I did use the classic heavy gold thread – Jeans Stitch with a 90 TopStitch Needle for the topstitching.

This photo shows the 3 section design. center portion holds a pen small notebook, etc.

This photo shows the 3 section design. center portion holds a pen small notebook, etc.

The design is a tri-fold.  It was all sized to work with my cellphone.  See caption for more details.

Design according to your needs. Sections 1 and center both have a separate zipp.

Design according to your needs. Sections 1 and center both have a separate zip.

Note the inside of the center section includes spot for a pen and small tablet of paper.  Left and center portions have separate zippers.  AND dffdvsf

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