/ (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!
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.
Cut out a long strip of leather with the measurements
Fold the strip on both sides, leaving a little opening in the middle and sew together (image number 3).