Page 47

T R AV E L I S S U E

STEP 1. Measure the length, width, and height of your passport.

STEP 2. Sketch a design so that you get a visual guide of how your passport holder will look like that you can refer to as you go along. Draw a pattern based on the doubled length, width, and thickness of the passport, so you can fold it in half to make the front and back side of the holder. Make sure to leave a half-inch allowance on all sides.

The design

The pattern

STEP 3. Draw a separate pattern for the flap/cover.

rc s er the passport to double the measurements for your pattern.

The holder pattern

STEP 4. Trace the pattern on the cloth with a pencil, and cut. e a

a er

STEP 5. Fold the cloth inside-out and sew around the edges. Once you’re finished, turn it inside out and sew the flap on the front-end side. You can also sew a button on the frontend side and cut a buttonhole on the flap for added security. The portable sewing machine works like a stapler!

STEP 6. Cut small pieces of cloth and sew them on both sides of the top end of the passport holder for the strap. You can get a strap from an old bag, or buy a new strap in a store.

WHAT YOU NEED: An old piece of cloth A pair of scissors ing Some paper for sketch A pencil and eraser Measuring tape ne Portable sewing machi ead and/or needle and thr Bag strap Button

Scout Magazine | scoutmag.ph | 45

Scout 3.indb 45

9/22/2014 12:11:44 PM

Scout: 2014 September  

Scrappy. Creative. Curious. These are the words that describe Scout, the only free publication designed for millennials that focuses on the...

Scout: 2014 September  

Scrappy. Creative. Curious. These are the words that describe Scout, the only free publication designed for millennials that focuses on the...

Advertisement