Switching tracks, from wood to leather.

So as some of you may know, I have moved down to Utah for a year and a half for a mission trip. I had planned to put the business on hold until I got back, but man, I failed at that. One of my problems is that I love making things, however I couldn’t bring my shop with me, or really any more than a few basic tools. So I moved into a new medium that needs a lot less (and smaller) tools: 

Leather! 

 

And since have gotten into making game pouches using leather burning.

 

 

 

 

 

Of course I’ve had a go at other things as well, such as this belt pouch.

 

The other thing I’ve been doing a lot more of is web related stuff.

So check out NoveltyTradesUSA to see everything I’ve got down here!

 

Cheers,

Daynen 

 

Making The Improved Bushcraft Possibles Belt Pouch.

In this post I will be going over how I made this bushcraft possibles belt pouch.

For this belt pouch I used 100% reclaimed leather.

The first step, as with everything, is to make a pattern.

Next is to cut it out in leather and punch the holes.

 

Then I sewed on the belt loops and finished the edges.

 

 

 

Next I sewed the gusset together.

 

 

 

 

 

For all of the sewing on this I used a strong wool blend yarn.

 

 

Last thing to do was to carve the closure.

So that’s that, but before we go here’s a few nice pics of the finished pouch.

 

 

Cheers ๐Ÿ™‚

Daynen

My Prototype Belt Pouch, And What I Keep In It.

Today we’ll have a look at my prototype belt pouch which I have worn every day for over a year and a half.

First off let’s take look at the loop closure.

You can see the quick stamping I did to give it a bit of character.

 

Next let’s have a look at the belt loop, which includes the large copper dangler ring I hammered out.

 

 

 

 

Here we have it empty.

 

 

And sizing.

 

Next let us take a look at what I keep in it.

Starting at the bottom and moving clockwise we have: 

A small notebook, a tinder pouch, a whistle, a power-bank, the cord for said power-bank, and a small tin.

 

Inside the tin I keep a bit of thread, a small knife, a folding comb, some fishing kit, and a bit of paper to keep everything form rattling around. 

 

 

 

 

Inside the tinder pouch I keep a small ferro rod and some jute twine.

 

 

And that wraps up what I keep in my belt pouch ๐Ÿ™‚

 

Cheers,

Daynen

Making the mini belt pouch.

So I forgot to take any pictures of cutting it out or punching the holes, but there’s not much to see with that anyways.

My first step was to sew the belt loop on.

I started out with a bit of waxed thread, but I decided that it looked a bit thin for the hole size, so I went with a wool blend yarn.

Of course, not being one to take the easy path,  I decided to embroider a tree on the front.

(I swear, this thing took me week embroider)

With that over, my next step was to sew the wool on to the flap.

Next was to sew the front and back together.

 

And finally, I flipped it right-side out.

And there we go, a mini belt pouch.

At 3 1/4″ x 2″ when closed, you can’t put a lot of stuff in it, but I wanted to try a bunch of things before making bigger belt pouches.

 

Cheers ๐Ÿ™‚

Daynen