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    Prototype possibles pouch

    No laughing. It's pretty down right ugly but it is a prototype possibles pouch made from cheap vinyl.

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    The stitching is rough and I was only using some cheap cotton cord and a very heavy needle I got off MDU.
    Holes in vinyl seem to self-heal and hard to see so some of my stitches were guesses about where they should be.
    That said, I really like this design. So much so, I added some cheap clips and will keep it in my EDC haversack.
    It has enough space to hold my tarp (an old assymetrical Hennessy Hammock tarp), an Opinel #5 attached to a ferro rod with a length of leather cord, a Sawyer Squeeze and a flat pack water bladder (one of those cheapy plastic types) and a length of Bunning knock off paracord.
    This covers my 5 Cs with space to spare.
    So I then decided to use that space.
    I added a small mint tin, which I have a half dozen fire straws, a few bandaids, a few ibuprofen, some fishing leads which could double as snares if required, a small fishing lure and a Bic mini lighter.
    Add to that a mini hobo fishing reel, which is a plastic cotton reel with about 20-30m of fishing line on it. I had Dremmeled out the centre and put a plastic match container in there. This holds four small lead weights wrapped in tape, a half dozen small hooks, a tiny magnet, some safety pins, two small lure lights and a few small needles in very thin tube and wrapped with about 10m of cotton thread.
    That is a lot in a 15cm x 18cm x 5cm pouch. I plan to make the same design in leather, with more attention to my stitching and finishes.
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    Just like your good self, it has a certain charm about it!

    Did you have to pre-do th stitch holes?

    Did you use the needle in an awl, or just hand driven?

    I would laugh if I could do better, but I can't, so you'll have to imagine my wry grin of admiration.

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    Nice.
    Its fantastic to make your own gear and learn as you go

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    Glad to see the needle put to good use, I think it looks quite damn fine actually.


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    I premarked the holes with a leather, pointed wheel but the vinyl was pretty soft. So much so, I was finding it hard to find the markings, hence the dodgy stitching.
    BTW, I forgot how sharp the needle was, until I tried to sew my fingers into the design. Lol
    Thanks guys. I think you are being most generous.
    I dug through my leather stock tonight and I will not have enough stiffer leather to make this design.
    I am thinking I will possibly make a sporran-style pouch or similar, anyway.
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    Let me know how much you need and I will send you a piece. I have a very large piece of 3-4mm veg tan hide.


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    Oh wow. Cheers mate. I am thinking if I go along the sporran line, I will need less stiifer leather and more of my suede stuff, which I have a lot more of. Where do you get your leather from in WA? And how much would you pay for that? Most of the leather I use comes from what my mother-in-law gave me and a few pieces I have picked up from old bags etc
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    Usually I go to western leathercraft or I just buy off eBay


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