Saturday, September 12, 2015

Cricut Faux Leather passport holder with free file

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Have you seen the new Cricut Faux Leather? It looks and feels just like real leather and you can cut it in your Cricut!

I recently had to renew my passport as it was about to expire so I decided to use the Faux Leather to make a passport holder to replace the daggy plastic one that the new passport came in.

I used the sheet of Espresso Faux Leather from the Faux Leather, Woodgrain Sampler pack. Right now it's on sale for $8.99 (reg $14.99) at

The sampler pack comes with five 12" x 12" sheets of Faux leather. One each of Charcoal, Boxwood, Ash, Walnut, and Espresso.

You can also purchase individual rolls of the Faux leather. Each roll is 12" x 24".
For my project I used a square from the Insert Shapes tool in Design Space and unlocked the dimensions so I could make it a rectangle.

I added a score mark (it didn't score but did leave a mark so I could see where I needed to fold) then used two circles to slice out the tab at the top and bottom of the rectangle. I used the Align tool to perfectly centre the circles.

I then sliced an image from the Edge to Edge cartridge into the top section of the rectangle.

I used another square to create the backing for the sliced out image.

For the stitching I used the Stampin' Up! paper piercing & stitching guide to create the holes then sewed it up using white embroidery thread that I coloured with a grey (W6) Copic alcohol marker.

The faux leather cut beautifully in my Cricut Explore. Make sure you follow the instructions in the pack. As the Cricut Faux Leather Custom setting cuts three times you need a very sticky mat so it doesn't lift. You only need the regular blade for this material.

Here's the link to the Design Space file: 

Happy crafting!  ♥

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bev said...

looks very smart Narelle
Have a great trip

Unknown said...

Thank you so much for sharing this pattern. I just made two. One for each of my kids for their first upcoming trip to the Caribbean. I even added their names to the outside. I have one question though. How did you attach the backing to the chevron cut out section? Hot glue? Thanks!

Narelle said...

I'm pretty sure I used Dimensional Magic Cathleen. But I'm sure hot glue would work too.


Unknown said...

Thank you! I have some of that. Not sure why I didn't think of using it. It's much smoother than hot glue.

Unknown said...

Is the back of it sticky? I am new to this so trying to figure out if the back is like the vinyl or not. Stupid question but figured I would ask. Thanks

Unknown said...

If you mean the backing to the faux leather, than no, it's not.

Unknown said...

yes. thank you. Also where does everyone get that i think its called bray roller to smooth out the vinyl?

Narelle said...

I got lots of results by searching Brayer in Amazon.

There's quite a few different brands. :)

Unknown said...

Thank you

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