Red Wing Passport Covers


It’s crazy for me to think how things have changed around here in just a year. I missed mentioning the first W&F anniversary sometime in early November, partly because I was busy with fun projects like this one. I’m forever grateful to have met cool folks during the course of this year that are curious about what I’m doing and have wanted me to make things for them.

One of the most gracious endeavors was also one of the more stressful… Making some passport covers for Red Wing Amsterdam to be given to their agents for a Christmas gift.

It was a tight deadline and I was working with their own leather from SB Foot Tannery, which I’d never played with before. The first run had to be simple in construction to get them done in time, and yet I’m making them for someone who’s been making leather boots for over a century. No pressure, right? The self-heaped on stress was quite high. Though throughout the project, I learned a lot and got very familiar with their own leathers and have great plans to make a more intricate version in the future. I guess sometimes the stress in the journey is the reward too.

photos taken by Lisa Warninger 
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12 Responses to “Red Wing Passport Covers”

  1. Randyg says:

    Great post. Thanks for sharing. Happy Holidays


  2. Lisa Warninger says:

    Happy first year! You constantly blow me away by your talent. I’m so excited to see what the future brings you.

  3. Hey, those are some fine looking wallets! Did you get to keep the stamp? would be nice eh! also one more question, are you using a roller foot on your machine, and what weight of thread did you use, I ask because I am in the process of setting up a industrial sewing machine for some leatherwork. Again really nice work brother!

    • MMP says:

      Hi Chris, I did keep the stamp, because I made the stamp… hopefully it gets used with them again! That thread weight was 138. Good luck with your projects.

  4. chairsmith says:

    Beautiful work, beautiful photos ….. your posts are always worth waiting for!

  5. D. Ferretti says:

    Undoubtably the best hand crafted goods we’ve seen! Simply love everything you’re doing and can’t wait to see more work in the future.

  6. Christian says:

    Hey pal,
    I really love your blog! How did you go about making the stamps for your leather projects?

  7. Jason Carlin says:

    Maybe you’ll have some for general sale before I head to Amsterdam myself in May

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