DIY Passport Cover

This past week I whipped up a basic fabric passport cover, and I’d like to share the steps with you all! It went very fast once I got the dimensions right: about 20 minutes tops! This is also another project perfect to use up some scraps. I didn’t buy anything new to make this! You can click on the pictures to enlarge them if needed. Enjoy ๐Ÿ™‚

Materials:

-A 14 inch by 6.5 inch piece of fabric.

-Coordinating thread

-Optional: passport for checking the dimensions

passport cover fabric DIY teal pink easy travel1. Fold over the short ends 1″. Then sew these flaps down. I used two seams, but one seam will do just fine:

 


PassportFirstEdgefoldedPassportFirstEdgesewn

 

2. Fold over the long edges 1/2 “, and then sew them down 1/4 ” from the folded edge:

PassportSecondEdgesfolded

3. Check to make sure that the height of your passport fits between these two seams you just made. If it doesn’t, you need to move them closer to the folded edge. For my US passport these dimension worked well.

PassportFlapCheck

4. Now fold the short edges over, again, 2.25″. Repeat with the other short edge. Pin in place. Sew across the top and bottom of the fabric. You’ll be sewing on top of the seams that you made in the previous step. See the picture below with the arrows to tell where exactly these seams go.

PassportFlapsFolded

PassportFlapSewn

5. Insert the cover of your passport into the flaps you just sewed, and you’re done! Piece of cake.

PassportInsertion

PassportFinished1

 

Now I can cross this off my list of things to sew before leaving for Sicily!

DIYPassPortCover

 

 

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