Now, I just stash my passport in a zippered inner pocket. (Please don't pick-pocket me). Unprotected, it got a little beat up during my last adventure in China. The solution? A leather passport holder. There's not pattern because I decided to wing it and come up with my own design. The camera battery died during its construction (and I was watching Ghost Hunters home alone and was too scared to go into the basement get my other battery pack), so unfortunately I don't have any step-by-step shots, but will share the how-to!
Tools and materials:
Leather cut to 5 1/2 inches x 10 1/2 inches
Large needle (embroidery, for example)
I began by folding the short ends over 1 1/2 inches to create the pockets for the passport cover. I marked the spots where to poke the holes, more or less evenly spaced. To line up the pocket's holes, I punched one layer, folded it over again, and marked where to put the other holes.