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Make your passport more stylish with a bespoke cover
Can't tell your passport from the others you look after? Create a bespoke cover to solve this problem.

Posted by Claire E Published See Claire E's 7 projects »
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  • How to make a passport cover. Passport Cover - Step 1
    Step 1

    Cut a 34cm x 16.5cm rectangle in both your main and lining fabric. Cut another rectangle, this time 12cm x 6cm, in your main fabric.

  • How to make a passport cover. Passport Cover - Step 2
    Step 2

    With right sides together pin the large rectangles together. Stitch using a 5mm seam allowance but make sure to leave a 5cm gap on one side.

  • How to make a passport cover. Passport Cover - Step 3
    Step 3

    Cut off the corners being careful not to catch any of the stitching. Turn out the right way and press. Slip stitch the gap closed.

  • How to make a passport cover. Passport Cover - Step 4
    Step 4

    Take the smaller rectangle, this will form the fastening tab. Fold in half, right sides together and stitch one short edge and the long one using a 5mm seam allowance. Trim the seam allowance and turn out. Press and top stitch.

  • How to make a passport cover. Passport Cover - Step 5
    Step 5

    Go back to your main cover and press in half. Then fold each edge towards the centre so you have a 6cm overlap. Press.

  • How to make a passport cover. Passport Cover - Step 6
    Step 6

    Now you need to work out where the fastening tab will go. Fold under the raw edge of the tab about 1.5cm. Fold the cover in half and place the tab over it so it is even on the front and back. Pin the back in place.

  • How to make a passport cover. Passport Cover - Step 7
    Step 7

    Stitch in place near to the edge of the tab and the end of the raw edge. Add the popper to the back side of the tab and the front of the cover.

  • How to make a passport cover. Passport Cover - Step 8
    Step 8

    Finally, top stitch all the way round the cover making sure you move the tab out of the way.

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