How To Make A DIY Passport Holder

by | Mar 8, 2022 | DIY, Stitching

Introduction

Have you ever seen someone wearing a Passport Holder around their neck in an airport? I believe that having a passport holder is a fantastic idea. What if you could learn how to make a DIY passport holder? Well, you’ll find a quick and easy tutorial for making one of these for foreign travel on this page.

Supplies

You are supposed to collect all these written materials.

Tools

Materials

  • Scrap fabric
  • Zipper
  • ¼ yard vinyl
  • Cotton cording

Steps To Make A DIY Passport Holder

Step 1: As shown in the image, you need to cut the fabric into a few parts.

Cover the vinyl

Cut the fabric

Step 2: Right sides aligned, pin the zipper to one of the Large Front pieces. Pin it to the fabric’s 5′′ edge.

Pin the zipper

Pin the zipper

Step 3: Use your sewing machine’s Zipper Foot to stitch as near to the zipper teeth as the foot will allow.

Sew zipper

Sew zipper

Step 4: Right sides together, pin the second Large Front piece over the stitching, mirroring the other Large Front piece. Stitch in place with the zipper foot still attached.

Pin the second piece

Pin the second piece

Step 5: Fold over both sewed edges and press away from zipper teeth with right sides up.

Fold over the edges

Fold over the edges

Step 6: Carry on with the Small Front parts in the same manner. Pull both sides of the zipper away from you. If you’ve trimmed your zipper, don’t unzip it once it’s been sewed.

Work on small front parts

Work on small front parts

Step 7: Unzip to the middle of the front slowly. The next step is to secure the edges and snip the zipper. Set your sewing machine to a narrow zigzag stitch of about 2 mm wide and 1 mm long to fasten the zipper.

Secure the edges

Secure the edges

Step 8: On both sides of the zipper, stitch as near to the raw edge as possible. Make sure the zipper is unzipped to the center.

Try the zip

Try the zip

Step 9: Clip the excess zipper on both sides once both edges are attached.

Clip the extra part

Clip the extra part

Step 10: Place the transparent vinyl over the front, matching the bottom edge.

Match the edge

Match the edge

Step 11: Before you start sewing, put a Non-Stick Foot on your machine. If you don’t have a Non-Stick Foot, try covering the vinyl with a sheet of tissue paper or adding machine paper.

Cover the vinyl

Cover the vinyl

Step 12: 1/2′′ from either side, pin the cording to the top edge of the object. To keep it in place, sew and backstitch. Remove any excess.

Remove any excess.

Step 13: Now, it’s time to move on to the back parts. Place the incorrect sides of the back pieces together. Sew the two pieces together with a 1/4′′ seam and press flat.

Work on back parts

Work on back parts

Step 14: Make sure the front zipper is unzipped at least halfway. Right sides together, place the Back to the Front.

Look after zipper

Look after zipper

Step 15: Stitch around the passport holder. Turn them inside out and push the corners outward. From the back, press down.

Passport holder

Passport holder

Easy right? So, now that you know how to make a DIY Passport holder go and make one for yourself.

 

 

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