Monday, January 05, 2009

Passport Wallet Instructions

Happy New Year!

While I have some pics and musings to share about my holiday, on the top of my Big List of Things to Accomplish This Year is making available the instructions to the Adorn Magazine Passport Wallet I designed a while ago. Sadly, Adorn folded sometime last year, so the instructions are no longer available. I've gotten several inquiries about the instructions and I finally typed up them up.

And here they are:

Passport Wallet Instructions (PDF)

UPDATE (February 21, 2010)

The Adorn site has finally closed down and I fortunately have a copy of the pattern piece templates (many thanks to my husband for helping me figure that out!). I have also updated the link in the sidebar if you'd like to use that one instead. Here are pattern pieces:

Passport Wallet Pattern Templates (PDF)

The instructions are a very basic PDF document with no graphics or photographs (concepts way beyond my ken). I modified the instructions I wrote for the magazine, so hopefully they are clear and easy to follow. Please leave me a comment if you have any questions about the instructions and I'll do my best to help you out.

Converting a document to a PDF and figuring out where to store it was all new to me, so I went to my bag-making/craft business guru, Lisa, at U-handblog and CraftBoom and she, of course, had all the information I needed.

Whew! I'm glad to have that checked off my Big List! And because I always like blog posts with pictures, here's one my favorite passport wallets I made last year:


So Wasabi said...

Thank you so much for typing up the instructions! I've been wanting to make this and couldn't locate that particular issue of Adorn magazine. I'll have to try my hand at it this weekend.

Carla said...

You are so nice to provide the instructions! Thanks so very much!

annette said...

Thanks for the instructions. I'm interested in seeing them as I counted get my hands on the magazine - only the templates and REALLY wanted to make one for my daughter, who was travelling. I know I made a few mistakes but it turned out well - not perfect!! but well enough that she loved it, she received compliments, it definitely served it purpose and allowed me to give myself a pat on the back - albeit a little one!! :)Thanks again.

Kathy Raker said...

Thank you so much for the instructions. Is it ok to save the picture from your site along with the instructions?

Tricia said...

It's very cool. I will try to make too. Thanks for the instructions! Tricia (from Brazil)

Unknown said...

The Instructions are great - thanks! Do you happen to have the pattern too, as the link to Adorn Mag doesn't seem to be working?

The Speckled Hen said...

Sadly I have found your blog posting for the Passport Wallet to late. Adorn no long has the template patterns available. Will you have them available on your blog or at least the dimensions of each piece? I would love to make one.

maia (glassbeach) said...

Hi Nicole and Speckled Hen,
Thanks so much for letting me know about the Adorn Site. I posted a new like to the pattern pieces in the blog post, but you can find the pattern pieces here:

Let me know if you have any problems!


The Speckled Hen said...

Thank you so much Maia. I can't wait to start making mine. I have some great fabrics picked out.

The Speckled Hen said...

Thank you so much Maia. I have fabrics all picked out and can't wait to start.

Laura Beech said...


Was able to google and find the pattern through adorn. Yay!!!1 It is exaclty what I was looking for. I am going to have to suscribe to your blog. I am just getting in to sewing and am so excited about making new things.

SakshiDez said...

Maia, you're an absolute angel to have posted the pattern and instructions!! thanks soooo much!! I finally made the passport wallet, its slightly different than teh original pattern, I duplicated the passport and ticket pocket on both sides so it could fit both MIL and FIL's passports... you can see it here:

Sharlyn said...

just found these instructions (12/1) I am going to Europe this summer and will have so much fun making my own wallet :) Thanks for all your work and for sharing it with the rest of us!

nähmarie said...

thank you so much for this great instruction! I made it for a girlfriend who is travelling to canada and she's very happy with der new passport wallet. :)

I only used 2 different fabrics, you can see it here:

best regards, maria

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