Josep's Travel Document Folder

Project Description

What are you most proud of? My friend ... he's an awesome person and inspires me to do great things! What advice would you give someone starting this project? I used my own leather travel document folder as my template. I cut two squares for the front and back and one each of the three inside pockets. I cut a heavy weight fusible interfacing a little smaller than the size of the squares. After cutting the fabric, I embroidered my friend's name on one of the squares, then fused the interfacing to the back of that piece. Then I sewed the three pockets to the other square, with about 1/8" allowance. I found the center of the cover square and sewed ribbon to each end for the tie. Once all the pieces were done, I sewed the two squares together, wrong sides together, with a 1/8"seam. I trimmed any edges that required it. I found the center vertical line of the folder and stitched along that line, then top stitched carefully around the edge of the folder. Finally, I folded it along the central stitched line and carefully pressed it. To show my friend what each pocket was for, I made a copy of my passport cover and slipped it into its pocket, cut a piece of paper the size of a frequent flyer award card or ID card and put a note on that and put it in its pocket, and folded a piece of paper the size of a boarding pass and that went into the large pocket! Then I tied the ribbon into a pretty bow.

What you will need

  • Wool felt
  • sewing thread
  • machine embroidery thread

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