Quick multi Passport Holder

We are going to disney world!! yay!!!  and my number one fear of traveling is… loosing the passports! ugh…  i hate that tiny bit of anxiety that looms over you to make sure you put them somewhere safe at all times! always checking my bag to make sure it didnt some how slip out of the 2 secured zip pouches i placed them in… counting 1 2 3 4, 1 2 3 4

So my goal is to have one spot where i can fit 2 to 4 passports

cut 2 pieces 6 1/2″  x 9 1.4″ 1 outer fabric, 1 inner fabric

cut 2 pieces 6 1/2″ x 6 3/4″  Pocket pieces

For this project i used cotton and canvas, for the cotton pieces i would recommend using a medium weight stabilizer

Take the two pocket pieces and fold them in half

Top stitch down the folded edge

Place the pocket pieces on the lining fabric, make sure the sides are all lined up perfectly

Place the outer fabric on top with the right sides facing the pockets *Note the fusible stabilizer on the back of the cotton cut 1/2″ smaller

Sew around the perimeter leaving a 2″ gap at the centre of the bottom, slip the corners off being careful not to cut into the stitches

Flip the entire thing right sides out and press, top stitch all around the edges closing up the turn hole

And then your done! it turned out perfect and can easily fit 2 or 4 passports and in my case i just need 2 passports and 2 birth certificates for my little ones

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How to install a exposed Zipper / Lacy Zipper

How to install a Lace zipper in a simple zipper poch

For this you will need a main bag fabric, a lining fabric and some fusible interfacing

This fabric measures 12″ x 6″

The zipper measures 8″ long but will be cut down shorter to fit the bag

Iron on the fusible interfacing onto the back of the main fabric with a hot dry iron

Lay the fabrics right sides facing together and sew down both sides of the fabric on the short side

Turn the bag right sides facing out and then press the edges that have been sewn.

I used fabric tac to glue the zipper ontop of the sew edge, using a zipper foot sew along the zipper to secure it to the bag, do the same to the other side, you will need to open the zipper to sew it effectively

Slice down the sides of the bag to square up edges and clip off the rest of the zipper

Keep the bag right sides facing out and sew down the raw edges of the bag with a 1/4″ seam allowance

Flip the bag inside out and sew down the same sides of the bag again with a 1/2″ seam allowance

This is a french seam and it will hide all the raw edges and create a finished pouch