How to make a passport cover
Snazz up your passport with Leanne Garrity's free Liberty passport cover pattern!
Planning your summer holidays? Don’t forget your passport! Leanne Garrity is here to make sure your passport is the prettiest one in the airport. Passport covers are great for protecting your passport from sticky surfaces and for spotting amongst all your luggage, snacks, and bags. Leanne’s lovely and super simple passport cover pattern is made from leftover Liberty fabric which means it’s not only affordable and a great stash buster but it’s also drop dead gorgeous. You could make your passport cover from leftover fabrics in your stash or, if you want to go the extra step, using fabric that matches your airport outfit and luggage. Make a matching luggage tag and crochet floppy sun hat and you’re ready for your travels.
If you’re new to sewing don’t worry you can still make a passport cover. We have a guide to sewing for beginners and a how to use a sewing machine tutorial to make sure you’re fully clued up on the world of sewing. Now it’s over to Leanne for her free passport cover pattern.
• Outer fabric, 22x15cm (8¾ x 6”)
• Felt lining, 22x15cm (8¾ x 6”)
• 2 x pocket fabric pieces, 8 x1 5cm (3⅛ x 6”)
• 2 x felt lining for pockets, 8 x 15cm (3⅛ x 6”)
• 4 x suede right triangles, 8×8 x 11cm (3⅛ x 3⅛ x 4⅜”)
Passport cover pattern
You Will Need
- Sewing machine
Place the triangles 3½cm (1⅜”) in from the corners of the outer fabric, right sides facing. The hypotenuse of the triangle should face the corner of the outer fabric. Pin and sew. Press and sew a top stitch. Trim the ends.
Place outer fabric and felt lining together, right sides facing. Sew, leaving a gap to turn. Turn, then tuck the opening seams inside. Press and hand stitch the opening closed.
Place the pocket pieces and felt lining together, right sides facing. Sew, leaving a gap to turn. Turn, then tuck the opening seams inside. Press and hand stitch the opening closed. Sew a top stitch along one length of each pocket.
Lay the pockets at each short edge of the outer fabric, wrong sides facing. The top-stitched edge of the pocket should face inwards. Whip stitch the top, side and bottom edges in place.
Your Liberty passport cover pattern is now ready for your holidays. If you fancy sewing up some new outfits for your travels too then head over to our swimsuit patterns and our sewing patterns for beginners. Oh and head to our round-up of the best sewing machines for beginners which reviews all the top machines on the market.
Meet the Maker
Leanne is a DIY blogger, writer, reviewer and designer-maker for her own label, Chi Chi Dee Handmade.