Thursday, 22 February 2018

Sew Your Own Faux Leather Passport Cover

A little craft for the travel freaks here. This passport cover is easy to make and is absolutely fun to make. It didnt took me more than 15 minutes to complete this project. I love projects that are completed in short time and in one sitting. This one absolutely one of those projects: fun to do, exciting, useful and quick.

So lets just begin.

You will need:

1. Faux leather. I used textured Creme and dark brown for the name tag.
2. Sewing Machine.
3. Any Charm. I used star, an aeroplane charm would have looked better but I couldn't find one.
4. Passport.

Steps to follow.

1.  Cut out the leather of the size of the passport when opened plus 0.5 cm. i.e. 0.5 cm's extra of what the size of the passport is. this is mandatory because we will stitch on the margin of the size of the passport and leave the extra fabric. we will cut two stripes of same size, height equal to the height of your fabric and width equal to 1 to 1.5 inches.

2. Put the two fabric pieces on the each end of the main body fabric. Hold with pearl headed pins and start to sew using sewing machine.

3. Cut out the extra fabric from the sides and make the corners round. Put in the passport and see if it fits well.

4. Your cover must not fold your passport and neither should it come off easily. Make sure to mark it appropriately to make it a perfect fit.

5. Cut our a round cornered rectangle out of dark brown leather less than 1cm of height. With the help of permanent pen write down your name. That is easy, If you have enough time and resources, you can opt for embossing on leather. I fixed it to the cover by stitching on the two ends. You can also use the studs as well.

6. I have an Indian Passport and the cover fits it well and looks absolutely cool. You can also make similar covers for your other diaries, booklets and other small cute books that you have. Tag us in your posts and share your creations with us. 

Note: This pattern is original pattern by Hobbiesinn. Please do not claim this pattern as yours. If you wish to share it, you may link to this pattern but please do not copy on your site. You can use it for personal use but DO NOT sell the pattern/pictures or distribute it.

You can however, sell the products of this design but do credit the design to me  @hobbiesinn. Permission is NOT granted for mass production or factory manufacturing of any kind.  Thank you for being respectful and for your understanding!