About a month ago Jay’s mom asked if I could make a passport cover for her. I had no idea what kind of passport cover she wanted or even where to start. I did a search online and found some instructions for a book jacket-like passport cover. Then I looked through my cross stitch patterns to see what I could find that would work. I found an alphabet booklet that had a really pretty ‘K’ that was about the right size. So, using some opalescent evenweave that I had on hand I got to work.
This is what the finished ‘K’ looked like. It turned out rather nicely, don’t you think? I don’t have my sewing machine right now (it’s at my mom’s house getting oiled and checked over), so I asked my mom if she could sew it all together for me. She did and I think that it turned out quite nicely!
This is how it opens, and then it has enclosed ends so that you put the passport in it like the fabric is a book jacket. When I found the cross stitch pattern I knew that my mom had this butterfly material and that it would look great together.
Finally, here is a picture of the back. The material has a bit of a gold sheen to some of the butterflies, so it sparkles as well. Jay’s mom’s favorite color is purple and I knew that there was a lot of purple in this material. I think that it came out beautifully. I dropped it off to her on Sunday and she was tickled pink. Hopefully it fits! lol