Friday, March 25, 2016

Up, Up & Away Passport Wallets and Fine & Dandy Pouch by Moments by Liz

Up, Up & Away Passport Wallet
Fine & Dandy Pouch
I recently was delighted to be able to test for an internet sewing friend with lots of  experience, who just began drafting her own patterns for sale and what a treat they are! First up are the two versions of the Up, Up and Away Passport Wallet that are perfect for keeping all your travel documents organized and handy while traveling. The pattern comes with two versions -- one is the Family version that holds four passports, boarding passes and even room for luggage tags; and the second is the Double-Up version that is perfect for a couple holding two passports and boarding passes, a zip pocket and two slots for cash and your cell phone. The downloadable PDF pattern is available on Craftsy and you can get yours here.

The pattern is very well done with lots of photographs and clear directions to guide you. It is a fairly quick sew and can be done in just a few hours. The directions are written for faux leather but cotton can be easily substituted as you will see in my Double-Up version further down in this post. 

Front of family passport closed

I used a fun faux suede for the exterior of my family passport version with a cotton-poly blend lining.

Interior being held upright to more easily see all the slip pockets
Interior open flat
Exterior open flat
Next up is my Double-Up couples version done in cottons. 
Exterior opened flat
Interior opened flat
Interior being held up to show the zip and slip pockets
Interior with paper placeholders to make it easier to see all the pockets
Both versions fold closed to a neat 5" wide  x 8" high and are 14" wide x 8" high when opened flat. This is a very flat wallet so it is easy to slide into the side of your carry-on bag, purse or jacket pocket when traveling. You can use either hook and loop tape or snaps as your closure. I used snaps in the Family version and hook and loop tape in the Double-Up version. 

They are quick to make and so practical for anyone who travels. Make them feminine or masculine for your self and friends and make a few to sell.
Fine & Dandy Pouch
Front exterior of Fine and Dandy Pouch designed by Moments by Liz
Next up is another pattern from Liz Schaffner of Moments by Liz called the Fine and Dandy Pouch and what a wonderful multipurpose pouch filled with lots of pockets. 

Note the cool faux piping that frames the center. This is a great technique that Liz explains very clearly and lays out the steps to make it super easy. I added the embroidery.

Interior looking straight down to show all 16 pockets

Interior filled with sewing notions to show just how well-organized and roomy this pouch is
I made the large size for my test pouch above, but plan to make more of both sizes.

The pattern includes two sizes: Large 8.8" high x 13.5" wide x 5" deep with 16 pockets and  Small  7" high x 11.5" wide x 4" deep with 8 pockets. It has directions for faux leather and cottons. I made mine with a light weight denim exterior and a cotton-poly blend interior. Several were made in faux leathers with masculine interior fabrics for men. 

The options and uses for this pouch are endless, make yours for men or women, for cosmetics or crafts, make at least one for yourself and make a bunch for gifts or to sell. It is really quite easy to sew with Liz's clear directions and photos. Even the pleated pockets are not difficult, they just require an bit of careful measuring and marking.

The Fine and Dandy Pouch Pattern can be found here. Watch for future patterns from this fine new designer. She is and has been a very gifted bag maker for a while with an incredible sense of humor.

Until next time, may you sew with joy, stay healthy and be filled with God's awesome blessings!


  1. I love how you filled her pouch with all our sewing supplies!
    Thank you for testing for me & the lovely review :-)

    1. Thanks, I love testing for you so it works both ways!

  2. I love the sewing supplies pouch, I am sure lots of us, couldu se one of those. Thank you for sharing. Would love it if you could come over and check out my site.