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{Mini Tutorial} - Passport Wallet Lanyard

I just released my first PdF Pattern in Etsy "The family passport Wallet". I made my first Family Passport Wallet 2013 and it was an instant hit in my Etsy shop. The wallet has been going through a lot of redesign. It's my friend Namrata of Bagstock who encouraged me to write the pattern. 


and yes, I was nervous and excited. I will post here in my blog if there is any changes or updates or what improvisation you can do with the pattern. 

And this first post is about the lanyard. I did not include the lanyard tutorial in my pattern as nowadays many people prefer to use leather strap which is really cute and can give a vintage-y look about your wallet. I did few for my etsy customers and they loved it. 

But personally I still like making fabric lanyard for my handmade wallet. So, here's how : 

What you need {this is Lanyard for Passport Wallet}

2.5" x 16" fabric strip
1.5" x 15" woven interfacing
3/4" swivel hook

Let's get started 

 Iron the woven interfacing on the wrong side of the fabric strip. 


I have this 1.5" woven interfacing strips which I simply LOVE. It's my favorite for making bag handles/strap. There is a 3/4" one too. 


Fold the side seam and iron nicely


insert the strip into 3/4" swivel hook


now, fold the strip so the short ends meet and sew with 1/2" seam allowance(like in the picture)


make sure you put it correctly / not twisted ^_^  


Now, fold and clip and sew along the both edges with 1/8" seam allowance


and you can use your decorative stitch too. That will make your strap unique. I love using different kind of decorative stitch but this serpentine is my favorite. 


Now, finish your lanyard by sewing 1/2" under the hook. 


Voila! You have a pretty handmade lanyard to go with your passport wallet.




The Family Passport Wallet Pdf Pattern is available here :




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Happy Sewing