DIY Leather Passport Holder



I’m so antsy, because next week we leave for our anniversary trip! We’ll be heading to NYC for a few days to visit friends, and then heading to Europe for a couple of weeks. While we’re still stateside, I thought I’d hit you with a chic little DIY for your next trip abroad — a DIY leather passport holder. My passport is a prized possession; I love to collect stamps from all over the world. So this little guy needed a cozy place to stay.


  • leather
  • fabric
  • scissors
  • sewing machine
  • clips

Make Time: 20 minutes

Start by cutting a piece of leather and a piece of fabric, both measuring 11″ x 5 1/2″.


Layer them on top of one another, wrong sides facing. Place clips in the center to hold the pieces together. Then fold the outer edges in approximately 1 1/2″ inches and clip also. (I used clips rather than pins to avoid punching holes in the leather. You may want to experiment with the right materials for your particular textiles.)


Sew a straight stitch all four sides, approximately 1/4″ from the edge.



Insert your passport and fly away! This project comes together really quickly and would be an awesome bon voyage gift for someone who’s embarking on an adventure. And on that note, keep tuning in during the next few weeks for lots more travel-themed DIYs! xoxo




  1. Brittni on said:

    Love this combo of the print and the gold. Hope you have a blast on your trip!

  2. Ah! Get out of TOWN with this (Ha, Pun intended.) DIY Chels! I love the gold + print together. I really need to find an excuse to use my passport, just so i can make this!

  3. shoko on said:

    i’m starting to sound like a broken record over here, but this is beautiful, chels 🙂

  4. Kristina on said:

    Oooo I want to make this, I already have some faux leather on hand (although sadly not gold like yours 😉 AND have a need for my passport soon!

    Kristina does the Internets

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  6. kristin on said:

    ive been looking for a cute passport book holder. i cant wait to make this!

  7. Lindsey on said:

    Its so hard to find cute passport covers! This is the sweetest! Found you through craftgawker cuz your cute project was right around mine! Now I’m a follower!

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  10. trinidad on said:

    i love us passports
    with all the drawings and the quotes

  11. RanaMama on said:

    Hi, this is just lovely! Did you use some fray check on the fabric edges, or is it not necessary? Thanks

    • chelsea on said:

      You could definitely use some if you like! I didn’t, and my bag is still in pretty good shape, but it can never hurt.

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  19. Kirsten on said:

    This is great! I’ve been looking for a passport holder and this one looks so easy to make.

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