Friday, 30 March 2012
Olympic Countdown - 17 weeks to go - Passport cover tutorial
Welcome to the first post in my London 2012 countdown series. With 17 weeks to go (random place to start I know!) and I am itching to start thinking about Olympic themed projects - today's tutorial - an Olympic inspired Passport cover
Whatever you are doing this summer, you will need a cute passport cover. Trust me! They are one of the easiest thinks you can sew and so easy to personalise!
2 pieces of fabric - 30cm x 15 cm
Scraps of fabrics for stripes (white, red)
1. Measure your passport - mine is 12.5cm by 17.5cm
2. Make a paper template 30 x 15 cm (for a 12.5 by 17.5cm passport). Pin to fabric and cut out so you have two rectangles (see step 2b for how to make stripes)
2b. For the Olympic version, you will need ...
1 x 30 x 15cm rectangle of blue
2 x 1" strips of white (at least 18cm long)
1 x 1" strip of red (at least 18 cm long)
2 x pieces of blue fabric - 1 x 10 cm x 20cm
1 x 18cm x 20 cm
a) Sew a white strip on either side of the red strip
b) Sew small blue piece to right white strip
c) Sew larger blue piece to left white strip
d) Use 30x15cm paper template, trim the fabric down to size
3. Pin rectangles right sides together and sew round edge leaving a 2 inch hole in the middle of one long edge.
4. Turn right side out, poke corners out and press
5. Lay passport in the middle of fabric, fold in edges to create flaps (as in picture). Pin in place.
6. Topstitch around the entire rectangle, sewing the hole closed and the flaps in place. Trim any strands of thread and put the cover on your passport
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