Paisley Please Passport Cover - Camelot Fabrics
Posted on Wednesday the 12th August 2015 by Camelot Fabrics
Time to Make: 1-2 hrs
Finished Size (closed): 4" x 5 1/4" x 1/2" (10 x 13 x 1.2 cm)
Other Tools & Supplies:
- 8” x 6” of lightweight cardboard/heavy cardstock
- needle & coordinating embroidery floss
- Please wash, dry & iron your fabric before beginning.
- Unless otherwise indicated, sew all seams with a 1/4” seam allowance
1. Cut (2) 3-5/8” x 5” rectangles from your cardstock.
2. Cut (1) 15” wide x 5-3/4” tall rectangle and (1) 7-1/2” wide x 5-1/2” tall rectangle from your
3. Cut (1) 15” wide x 5-3/4” tall rectangle from your Lining fabric
1. Press & sew a 1/4” rolled hem on the right-hand
edge of the longer Shell rectangle.
2. Baste the Shell rectangles together with an 1/8”
seam as shown, with the longer rectangle on top
and both fabrics’ Right Sides facing up. The shorter
rectangle’s left-hand edge is staggered 7-1/2” from
the longer rectangle’s left-hand edge.
The finished Shell unit should be 15” wide.
3. Cut your hair elastic to make (1) 5-1/2” - 6” elastic
chord. Position the top & bottom of this piece
against the top & bottom edges of the Shell,
from the left-hand edge, so that it is very slightly
stretched when the fabric is laid flat. Baste the
elastic in place with an 1/8” seam, and trim any
4. Sew the Shell unit to the Lining rectangle, Right
Sides together, along the top & bottom edges.
Press the seams open and turn the unit Right Side
5. Fold the unit in half widthwise & press to mark the
center of the passport cover; unfold.
6. Topstitch a vertical seam on either side of the
center fold line, 1/8” from the fold.
7. Carefully slide your pieces of cardboard into the
tube of fabric, inserting one from each end, so that
they are snug against the center seams.
8. Tuck in & topstitch the ends of the unit closed.
9. Fold the ends of the unit toward the center, using
the outer edges of the cardboard pieces as your
fold lines. Edge-stitch in place by hand. You may
want to use whipstitch or ladder stitch in regular
thread, or add a subtle decorative element with a
simple basket stitch in coordinating embroidery