Completing this pattern has been an exciting process, but highlighted the challenges of communication. I hope this tutorial/pattern is easy to navigate and helps the user make a passport cover. This is a fun project! The covers make great gifts to your friends that travel or are perfect for making yourself a personalized cover.
Tutorial & PDF: Passport Cover by Brambleton Threads
Fabric: scraps or 1 Fat Quarter or 2 Fat Eighth of different colors.
Woven Fusible Interfacing
- Measure and cut
Shell: 1) 5 3/4” x 11 3/4”
Lining: 1) 5 3/4” x 11 3/4”
Fusible Fabric: 1) 5” x 7 1/2”
2. Using the instructions provided by the manufacturer, iron interfacing to the center of the wrong side of the shell fabric.
3. Place right sides of the shell and lining together and pin all sides.
4. Using a fabric pen and ruler, mark 1/4” at each corner. Use scissors to clip all corners 1/4”.
5. With a 1/4” seam allowance sew three sides, both lengths and one width (two longs & a short), leaving one side open. Backstitch the start and beginnings of each edge. Set stitches by pressing with hot iron.
6. Pull the fabric right-side out through the open edge. Press edges.
7. Fold the short-side’s open seam under a 1/4” and press using fingers or iron. Pin.
8. Sew shut the open seam with an 1/8” top-stitch. Set stitches. Trim thread.
9. Fold the piece in half and press, creating a crease in the middle. Reopen the piece flat.
10. To create the flaps, fold each width in towards the middle crease 1 3/4” and press. Pin in the middle of the creased edge and flap edges. Do this on each side.
11. With an 1/8” top-stitch sew the entire length of the top of the piece, backstitching at each corner of the flaps. Repeat this on the bottom edge.
12. Set stitches. Trim. Add passport & admire! The fabric will soften with time & travel.
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