Love Aesthetics

February 3, 2015


love aesthetics passport cover

love aesthetics passport cover 00

love aesthetics passport cover 000

/ (faux) leather
/ sewing machine (+leather needles)
images by me 

This is one of those 5-minute-DIYs that is so incredibly simple and obvious that it is almost discarded as an idea. So simple that one tends to think of stuff to add to it: a closure, an extra compartment, a graphic detail. But it doesn’t need any of that, really. It’s the same principle I apply to all of my books in white paper. I made this one out of a bit of wonderful cracked white left over leather I still had from another project. Literally half hour before leaving to the airport I decided that my passport could use a little protective cover (been denied on a flight once because I had a damaged document). I love the luxe end result with this material. Simplicity is bliss!

/ 1.
Take measurements.
Multiply the width of your passport by 3.75. This is your first measurement for the strip of leather. The second measurement should be the height of your passport + half a cm for the seam.

/ 2.
Cut out a long strip of leather with the measurements

/ 3.
Fold the strip on both sides, leaving a little opening in the middle and sew together (image number 3).

14 responses to “DIY / 5 MINUTE – PASSPORT COVER”

  1. Anna says:

    So simple, but it looks very chic!

  2. Joana says:

    Love this. Especially the texture.

  3. Mia says:

    I am gonna do this for sure! Am considering doing mine in black, though. So simple and pretty! 🙂

  4. Eva says:

    Love DIY’s like this! Simply amazing 😉 xx

  5. I so loved this diy, so simple and easy like as per usual!
    Favouring the ones I loved the most to try them oh, so-soon (once I learn how to sew at Uni of course)and this has got to be on my list as well!

    XO, Melissa

  6. Riccardo says:

    Yass, a doable diy for my to do list

  7. Phok says:

    so cool! making one for myself right away!!

  8. Idwerd says:

    I love this leather!

  9. Beautiful, and so simple! I can’t wait to make this when I get home. My passport is looking a bit worse for the wear after the past few months, and I’m not liking the sound of being denied boarding because of it! Thank you!

    – Nichole

  10. […] Over the weekend, I visited the fabric shop to buy the material for my textiles project in sixth form. I’ve chosen to do a dress with a white leather skirt and scuba top. I managed to pick up the leather but they didn’t have any scuba in stock so I’ll have to take a second trip. As I’ve never worked with leather before, I chose to start off simple and make myself a passport cover inspired by Love-Aesthetics recent DIY. […]

  11. Love this – have been looking for a simple passport holder for yonks and this seems too straightforward to not try. Would you have any tips for where we source (faux) leather like you do in Amsterdam / rest of NL? Haven’t been able to find any yet. Appreciate the help!

  12. Phi says:

    I love this! Its so simple, elegant, beautiful, and fashionable! Plus, you make it sound so easy I have considered trying to make my own! And, as always, the photography is amazing. Because I’m not sure I have the skill to make this with cracked leather, is there another material I could try? Thanks!

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