November 04, 2012

D I Y / Leather - See Through Envelope

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Foldable document map/ travel bag/ clutch/ whatever you want to call it or use it for, I bases this design on an envelope and used my two favorite materials to make it; clear plastic and white leather. During my last trip to Stockholm I used it to keep my important documents safe, and it was a joy to get it out of my bag every time!

-leather
-4 button studs
-clear plastic
-sewing machine/needle thread

Nº1
Fold the envelope open and trace it on the leather. Also trace the little flap one more time and cut both out.

Nº2
Make two holes in the small piece of leather and screw on the button studs. Sew this piece with the attached button studs onto an edge of the clear plastic. You can use any type of good quality thread and a special needle for leather. Make sure the stitches aren't too close together though, as this could cause the plastic to rip.

Nº3
Attach the second pair of button studs to the bottom of the main large piece of leather. They should be exactly as far apart as the ones on the little flap.

Nº4
Stitch the plastic with the leather flap onto the main piece of leather, making sure the flap aligns at the top. When you're all done, cut off excess plastic around the edges. Finally, make two small incisions at the top of the main piece of leather for the button studs.

74 comments:

Vicky said...

So cool! <3

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Z said...

Wow! So cute

Z
http://www.are-we-on-time.com

Francesca said...

No way is this an image overload! Very simplistic and practical design. Another great DIY Ivania :)

x

ania cyk said...

this is pure genius ! you are a master of DIYs, I love it! Not sure if I would be able to do it by myself, but maybe with a little help of someone with a sewing machine :) I love the studs-buttons ! they would be perfect for other DIYs, I hope I could find them somewhere in my town or online! xx
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Mónica C. Welton said...

nice!
Love,
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meels said...

probably one of my favourite DIYs from you, amazing!!!

Helene said...

That is such a good idea! I love the mix of leather and the transparent material! :-)

xxHelene

Julia said...

Heeeeeel nice! Love the combination of the 2 materials and the studs.
xoxo Hyperjulia.com

Aminta Paiz said...

Just one word _ FANTASTIC!

Fashiable said...

Super leuk verzonnen weer :)

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Nomadic D. said...

This is amazing! What a chic way to end the "where's my passport?!" panic :)

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london loves said...

Genius! Love it, your creativity is amazing! xxx

Rhoda Wong said...

looks really great!

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Signe said...

Such a great idea, you always have the best diy's! :D

Marcela Machado Vanègue said...

I love your DIY's, even when they are not perfect. If people were doing more of this, they would have more personalities. In a world where everything is prêt-à-porter, you are just a prêt-à-rever.

Floortje van Cooten said...

Gaaf idee!

Viveca Ø. Johansen said...

Amazing! Must try it out :-)

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Liz Lauren said...

this is so cute!


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Dominika said...

genius <3

Marjolein @ NeverTooPolished.com said...

Looks fun and... comes in handy! ;)

Marjolein @ NeverTooPolished.com said...

Looks fun and... comes in handy! ;)

Eline said...

je hebt altijd zulke geweldige diys!

Larissa said...

Geniaal én prachtig as usual!! Ik heb nog een stapel lappen leer liggen, die echt heel graag gebruikt willen worden.. Hopelijk deze week eindelijk weer tijd na tentamenweek:)

Inescapable mess said...

It looks awsome even as a clutch

annaleena karlsson said...

Awesome diy again Ivania!! Thanks for sharing this!

Hugs, AL

Bohemian Style said...

Super cool!
Love the clear front detail.

Jade said...

Beautiful! I love how it is inspired by that disposable enveloppe, and how you made it design.

Milex said...

You know I love it.

Camille said...

I totally want to try but I'm so scared of messing up! its perfect! You really should start your line of accessories you know..

ilaria miniussi said...

wow!!! love it!
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StylePupil Ellie said...

Everything you make is so amazing!!! Wish I thought like you, you should definitely have your own range.

Luxe. said...

This is such an amazing idea and it looks so chic! You are so creative!x

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Alice said...

Awesome DIY, Ivania!
I love the simple combination of the clear plastic and white leather. The envelope shape is really structured and cool while the materials give everything a really nice clean feeling.

If I could, I would definitely want to make something this cool! My only concern would be storing important documents in there. If people see your passport/money/ID/anything important through the clear plastic, wouldn't they be more inclined to steal your clutch?
Other than that, I absolutely love the envelope!

Hope you're having a lovely day <3



~Alice
Ainfinitaire

Vienna Wedekind said...

the DIY Queen did it again! amazed!

Love //Vienna Wedekind//
Win DIESEL Shades

she. said...

This is amazing this, thanks for sharing this.

Miss Lou said...

Wowwwwww so cool!!!!! GOOD IDEA!!!

BESOS FROM BARCELONA!

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THE NAPYER said...

What an Idea with capital I! You can bring documents everywhere with style and protect them from the rain also.
You should do more of these DIY posts :)

ALLAROUNDEVE said...

We're just in the making of something quite like this one :)

Best, ALLAROUNDEVE

Amber said...

Such a clever idea! You are a genius!

ABI said...

Love it! :)Xx

Daisy Nguyen said...

Looks so simple and GORG!

XOXO
-Daisy Nguyen from the PS BANANAS! fashion blog: http://psbananas.com

Jannine Frend said...

loved this simple yet tre-chic idea! :) i´m sure more than one person wondered where you got such a stylish document-holder!
thanks for th DIY!

XO!
Jannine
http://fashionistArg.blogspot.com.ar

Mallibu said...

LOVVV

inkarlcerating said...

y r u so creative and good!! haaha .. !!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Kacie Cone said...

Very cute! Thinking about giving this a try!

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Leah Nielsen said...

Very cool, thanks Ivania for the great DIYs !

Valentina Duracinsky said...

Wow! Lovely!

Valentina
http://valentinaduracinsky.blogspot.com/

Stephanie G said...

Wow I'm gonna give this a go. You're the best at these DIYs.. love them all!!

steph / absolutely-fuzzy.com

Constance said...

So brilliant!

http://www.frenchinlosangeles.com/

PSbyDila said...

I love your DIY projects! Wish I was as creative as you...

 Crystallography said...

love this. so simple, x

hiPop said...

a perfect juxtaposition of textures!

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Tram Onbekend said...

OMG Ik houd van al jouw DIY's

J. said...

As always wonderful!

Fabliha said...

This design is absolutely amazing :)
xx

Wynne Prasetyo said...

wow thanks! I'm gonna need this





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The Ivory Flower said...

Great D.I.Y.! Maybe I'll try this some day :)

Love your creativity!


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Shannon said...

Denk dat je deze ook leuk vindt:
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Gaaf deze tas!

Aurelija said...

So perfecto!

http://theauraplace.blogspot.dk

NRC♥ said...

great diy. I soo want one
NRC ♥

Marie said...

thanks you for having check my blog and for the compliment (laughs), i was very surprised by your reaction ^^

great idea for travel , leather and plastic are a good combination (y)

Jackie -Style -Drum said...

That is soooooooo amazing, I am sure people would pay tons of money for that....

style-drum.blogspot.com

styl'inspired said...

Super leuk idee!

neem ook eens een kijkje op onze website!

Lizzyis said...

How much does this cost to make?
Approx?

LOVE AESTHETICS said...

depends on the leather, which is the most expensive, sometimes you can buy small scraps like these for a really low price

I think total about 35 euro

Rebecca Alonzo said...

This is breath-takingly amazing !

Claudia said...

Hoi Ivania!

Super leuke DIY weer, ik doe zelf een modeopleiding en ben nu bezig met een collectie waar ik graag plastic voor wil gebruiken die jij gebruikt in je DIY's, zou je mij kunnen vertellen waar jij je doorzichtige plastic vandaan haald?

Groetjes, Claudia!

Jan said...

Wow heel erg gaaf gedaan,
ik ga dit denk ik wel uitproberen hoor!

danielle said...

you are way too good at diy. amazing!
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runesbaby said...

you´re just awesome. love your blog.

<3

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Kelly said...

Ok I'm loving this but it looks too hard to make ....

xo
Kelly

www.theluxurycloset.com

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Sherifa Fayed said...

Great idea! Do you mind telling me where I can get the leather from?