I recently got my very first passport at 21 years old. I am ready to travel the world, well once I grow my bank account. In the meantime, what better way to wanderlust than to do some DIY projects revolved around travel?
I’ve been sitting on some gorgeous world map fabric for a while trying to figure out what to do with it. Once I got my passport, the obvious option was to make a passport holder. Then I had the thought to make some espadrilles with the rest of it. That being if I even have enough fabric left. As I shared on Instagram, I messed up and measured wrong the first go around and had to start all over on my passport holder. On top of that I’m coming down with a cold so I think that had to do with my jacked up measurements. However! I got it right the second go around and it’s ready to be shared with you all!
Cut out two pieces of fabric out in the sizes 14″ x 7″.
Fold in 1/2″ of the edges of the fabric pieces and iron them down. Do the long edges first then the short edges. On the piece that you want to be the front cover, iron on a piece of interfacing to it. Follow the instructions on the interfacing packaging. I held my iron on mine for 25 seconds.
Place the wrong sides together of the fabric pieces using sewing pins on each of the corners to keep them even and in place and sew the short edges down. Then fold in 3″ of each side on the left and right and sew along the top and bottom.
I received my CHI iron for free to review and oh wow I love it! I’ve never owned a high quality iron, only cheap-os. Cheap irons are definitely on my hit list because they don’t work well and their lifespan is crap. Will and I use irons to not only iron our clothes, but to make t-shirts. Will has a skateboarding brand called Level and he makes shirts with heat transfer vinyl logos. I’ve shared a shirt tutorial on here before (see it here) and it takes extra long with a crappy iron. This one will make our days easier and projects involving heat more fun.
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