Monday, June 23, 2014

Passport Holder

I was intrigued by a passport holder made by David at Design Close Up.  Even though my passport has not been used for travel yet, I thought this would be a cute and quick project to get me ready to travel.

David has an excellent tutorial for making the holder.  I decided to embroider the cover of the holder since I did not have any fancy fabric.  I used some light-blue linen fabric out of my scraps for this.  I used fusible interfacing on both liner and cover.  I downloaded some embroidery designs I thought would be fitting for a passport cover and put my Memory Craft 200 to work.  Instead of flipping the fabric around for the second design, I simply flipped the design upside down by programming the machine.

Cover and liner, each 6" by 8 1/4"
Now time to iron and finish the pockets so I can baste to the liner.
Pocket fabric, each 3" by 6"

Fold, Iron, and Sew hem

Pockets basted to liner
Now the liner is ready to be sewn to the cover with the "good" sides facing.  Sew a 1/4" seam all around, except for a few inches so the holder can be turned inside out.

Sewn together and corners clipped

Back View

Turned inside-out with opening folded to be sewn up
Once I turned the holder inside-out, or maybe it is outside-in?   I edge stitched around the whole holder to sew up the opening and finish it.

Passport inserted

This truly was a fun and quick project.  If I travel it will be a conversation starter.  If I don't travel it will keep my passport company.
Finished Cover

Bernina 1005

Thank you David for the instructions and inspiration.  For the original tutorial please go to Design Close Up.

Thanks for stopping.


  1. Looks great Wil, love the back embroidery!

  2. Nice! I am thinking maybe I should make one too, and be part of the club.