So, you’ve got some Cricut faux leather and are now looking for a project. Well, great news, because I am showing you how to make a passport cover with Cricut faux leather!
Whether you love to travel throughout the year or want a cute accessory for your next trip, you’ll love this passport cover.
Likewise, you can rest easy knowing all your essential travel documents are stored safely in one place.
Check out my video tutorial here if you’d rather watch it than read the instructions!
In this blog post, we’ll uncover the fantastic benefits of crafting with Cricut faux leather material and the tools and materials you’ll need for this project.
I am also sharing free SVG and printable instructions so you can do this project when you have time!
What Is Cricut Faux Leather?
As crafters, we can all agree it’s fun working with different materials. And as much as we’d love to work with real leather, it’s usually quite expensive and requires a deep point blade for your Cricut machine.
On the other hand, Cricut faux leather is the perfect in-between option!
Not only is it much more affordable, but you can also work with the material on any Cricut machine and won’t need a special blade.
Cricut has also done a great job of making their faux leather look realistic. Additionally, you can get it in different colors, perfect for whatever DIY crafts you’re doing.
Supplies Needed For Your Passport Cover
Here are the supplies you’ll need for this easy project!
- Paper Thin Leather or Faux Leather Sheet (I used the Cricut brand for this project.)
- Fabric Grip Mat
- Large Seam Ripper
- Leather Needle
- Leather Thread
- Clear Vinyl (nonadhesive)
- Weeding Tool
- Elastic Hair Ties
When you’re shopping for your materials, it’s important to note that different types of faux leather are available. Pick one that will work with your cutting machine accordingly and is the right color for your project.
Tools Needed To Make Your Passport Cover
In addition to those materials, you’ll also need the following tools.
- Cricut Machine – I used the Cricut Maker, but the Cricut Explore.
- Computer or other device to use Cricut Design Space
- Knife Blade – either the deep cut blade or fine point blade. (The blade you need will depend on the thickness of your faux leather.)
- Weeding tool.
- Mini heat press machine – like the Cricut EasyPress mini.
How To Make Your Cricut Faux Leather Passport Cover
Once you have all your supplies and tools ready, it’s time to create your passport cover. Here’s a quick rundown.
- Design: Looking for free SVGs to use with this project? I’ve got you covered with one in my free resource library, which you can access below.
- Assembly: I’ve included printable instructions below on how to make your Cricut Faux leather passport.
- Finishing Touches: After that, you can personalize your passport cover by adding initials, travel-themed designs, or anything else you fancy!
Then, it’s just a matter of adding your passport, photo ID, and anything else you’d like to keep handy while traveling.
Can You Use Foil Iron-On or Iron-On Vinyl With Cricut’s Faux Leather?
Yes, all of these versatile materials work very well together.
Although, you can get more clarity about how different materials work together on Cricut’s website. The company is very good about including these details directly on their website.
Which Cricut Machines Work With Faux Leather?
Other Faux Leather Projects You Might Like
Lucky for us leather crafting enthusiasts, there is no shortage of projects you can make with your Cricut machine.
That’s why I’ve found some other unquestionably fun projects you might like to try!
Additionally, here are some other Cricut tutorials you might like.
- How To Use Infusible Ink With The Cricut Mug Press
- How To Make A Tshirt With Iron On Vinyl|With Tutorial Video
- Easy Cricut Fabric Earrings
- How To Make Kiss Cut Stickers With Cricut