Sunday, January 13, 2013

Passport pouch with Gingko leaves

This weekend I made a passport pouch. I was looking for one in the shop but they all look so boring. Especially the skin colored ones. So I made a fashionable one that you can comfortably hang around you shoulder when moving around on the airport and go through the security checks.


2 pieces of felt 16 x 26 cm (for the outer part)
2 pieces of cotton 16 x 26 cm (for the outer part)
1 piece of felt 12 x 26 cm (for the inner pocket)
1 piece of felt 70 x 3 cm (for the shoulder strap)
Optional: 2 pieces of cotton 16 x 26 cm (for the lining)
1 zipper 20 cm
Iron-on adhesive tape 


1. Cut all the fabric pieces. Cut out the inner shape for the 2 felt rectangular pieces.

2. Fold the shoulder strap and stitch over the edge

3. Put some iron-on adhesive tape along the inner edges of the large (16 x 26) rectangular felt piece and place the cotton piece (outer part) on top. Iron over the cotton side (Don't iron on the felt side. It will stick to your iron!) and make a seam along the edge. The front piece is done.

Repeat the same steps for the other felt and cotton piece to create the back piece.

4. Sew the should strap onto the front piece.

5. Put the back piece on top and sew 4cm over the top edge on both ends

6. Fold the piece open and place the zipper behind. Sew along the zipper edge on both sides

7. If you want you can put some lining on the inner side. Then place the small rectangular felt piece on the inner side and align the bottom edge to the bottom edge of the back. Sew along the bottom and side edges.

Put the 2 sides of the bag against each other. The right sides facing each other. And make a seam along the bottom and side edge. To avoid ruffles make 2nd zic-zac seam along the edges. Fold the bag inside out and your are done!


  1. This is a great idea! I always meant to make one but never did. Thanks for the tut!

  2. So cute! You did a great job on the pouch and the tutorial. Pinning for later.

  3. Love it! I wait for your new ideas, everything is great!


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