Wallpaper Travel Pocket: A How-To

by Kara on September 12, 2009

It took me less than 10 minutes to make this wallpaper travel pocket.

It took me less than 10 minutes to make this wallpaper travel pocket.

I don’t know the original source of this great idea, but a friend told me about these wallpaper travel pockets and I just love them. The entire project took me less than 10 minutes, and I have a sturdy little pocket I can use for my passport or goodies I pick up in my travels.

It just takes a piece of wallpaper and a sewing machine. First, I folded over the top and bottom edges so they overlap in the middle. This is so the rough backside of the wallpaper is not exposed on the inside of the pocket. Then I sewed a straight line across the top and then the bottom, about one quarter to one half an inch away from the folded edge. I then folded in the short edges too (you only need to fold over about an inch or so) and then I sewed those edges too. If you want to sew an image to the cover, this is a good time to do it as the pockets you create will then cover up the sewing on the back side of the image. Finally, I folded over the short edges one more time, enough to make two pockets on the inside. Then I sewed along the top and bottom edges again to create the pockets. That’s it. The wallpaper makes it very sturdy and the design possibilities are endless.

{ 2 comments… read them below or add one }

nancy welch September 25, 2009 at 8:31 pm

What size “piece of wallpaper”??

The stamps in Bhutan are amazing.
have a great time.

Kara September 25, 2009 at 8:45 pm

I just pick a size based on what I want the final size to be. I fold it up in advance to see how big it will be finished. You need a fairly large piece to make one big enough for a passport. Unfortunately, mine are all sewn up, so I can’t see what the original size was – sorry! I never thought to measure it.

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