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Passport Cases

Added Oct 13, 2009

by mischi

Singapore, Singa...






I was about to leave for a working holiday in the Netherlands at the start of this year when I realised that I needed a better way to transport my passports from place to place with me. I wanted a cheerful, easy access option, that was fast to make.
I had a roll of table plastic that I’d bought to make some wallets at some point and decided to use a similar idea for the construction of some passport cases. I used my existing general issue boring old case as a template and began. The images show the paper templates that I used for sizing and positioning of fabric. I like to work with tracing paper as it allows me to choose exactly which part of and where a pattern should be placed.

Material Notes

Cheery cotton prints;
Table Plastic [I’m not sure of a more technical name for this – I just bought a roll off plastic for covering tables from Spotlight … maybe clear pvc?];
Sewing cottons




Garment Type
Cotton, Other

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    Oct 13, 2009, 10.22 PMby umlauf

    This is such a cool project, well done! Love the look of the print for this use. You might call it ‘oilcloth’. I wish I could find such a neat print!!

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      Oct 15, 2009, 08.53 AMby mischi

      All the fabrics used were cottons, with layers of plastic either side. The orange cotton, one I’d been coveting myself until I bought it, is a ‘colour by number’ birds print, like a children’s colouring book.
      The pattern is, in effect, two cotton rectangles, back to back, with two plastic rectangles either side, and one second plastic rectangle, slightly shorter, on one side to create the pocket. I’m sure if I had oilcloth it could have been even simpler — just two pieces!! The fabric edges are all raw, no seams, just top-stitching.

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