Lately, I've been sewing for myself in anticipation of nearly a month in Europe. First, my parents and I will accompany Archie on a business trip to the French Riviera. Then, Archie and I will go to Italy on a music mission trip. So, instead of learning the music for the second trip, I've been stretching and swimming to prepare my body and doing some sewing to cover it.
Today, I made a travel organizer by following the instructions in this blog: http://www.thimble.ca/?p=1443
Of course, I had to modify mine, because I had only one zipper and I wanted to line the pockets on the left side. So, I made a flap with Velcro to hold one of the pockets on the right closed. If you'll notice, the zipper is metal - who knows how long I've had that! The organizer didn't cost me anything, since I used what I had on hand. I think it will work out well. We'll test it in France this month.
After I took these pictures, I picked out the final top-stitching around the edges so I could get the folded papers inside easier. It works much better that way.