I LOVE DIYs and Crafts! Haven't made anything in awhile tho but I'm back! :D
I decided to make a passport holder because I swear I'm always misplacing my passport somewhere in my room. This way I think it'll be easier to find and plus the BF and I want to travel a lot in the future.
*Piece of material
*exacto knife or utility knife
*paper or cardstock
*E6000 or some sort of adhesive
*paper cutter (optional)
First I measured how I big I wanted this, then I cut out each piece on a piece of paper. I also marked dots so I can hand sew this in a straight line. I used my paper cutter to get nice clean straight lines but it's not as sharp as it use to be haha.
Then cut out the pieces on your material (I'm using a faux leather) using your template with your exacto knife.
As you can see, this material is really thin and flimsy.
That's why I cut out two of these to glue together. I used E6000 to glue it together. I went back in and applied more glue to the edges.
Glue the card holder piece to one of the rectangle piece.
Just like this. Then take the template and needle and poke holes where each dot is. If you're using a sewing machine then you don't need to do this part but since I am sewing it by hand, I wanted a clean line.
Use a thicker thread but this is all I had at home so I just doubled it up.
Not a perfect line but still better than free handing it.
Next using the template for the big piece, poke holes where the dots are using a needle. This will help you see where you're sewing through the back.
Glue all the pieces together. I forgot to take a picture of the next step but use the template again and poke holes on the top layers.
Sew everything together either by hand or a machine and cut off the excess thread. I like cutting corners so I cut off a little bit to round it.
And VIOLA! You are finished with your own passport holder! :D
This step is OPTIONAL but I took a black sharpie and colored in the edges to give it a darker look. I wasn't feeling that reddish brown color.
I hope you enjoyed my step by step instruction and if you made one, I want to see the finished product. Leave a comment with a picture of it :)