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Let's take your travels to the next level with a leather passport case. This simple but elegant accessory will add a touch of class to the least classy place in the world: the airport. Thanks for reading and I hope you enjoy!

Step 1: Materials/Tools

Picture of Materials/Tools

This project can be accomplished with a fairly limited and inexpensive assortment of tools and materials. I will make a note of tools that are not totally necessary at various points in this project, and most of these tools can be purchased on amazon and ebay for under $10 each.


  • Ruler (metal is preferred so knives don't gouge it)
  • Rotary Cutter
  • Knife
  • Awl
  • Stitching Chisels
  • Burnishing Tools
  • Edge Creaser
  • Leather Needles (Dull tip)
  • Edge Skiver
  • Sandpaper
  • Cutting Mat
  • Hammer


  • Vernis Edge Paint (Navy Blue)
  • Ritza Tiger Thread (0,6 mm - Mid Brown)
  • Gum Tragacanth
  • Contact Cement
  • Leather
    • I used Chevre Chagrin "Sully" goat leather in caramel cut down to 2.5 oz
    • I also used a medium brown cowhide, I don't recall the name of it as I found this leather in my scrap pile
seamster4 months ago
Very nice results!