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Monthly Project - October 2013
« on: September 30, 2013, 09:17:09 PM »
This month's installment/challenge/project will be a piece of gear I think we all have, use, made or need at one time or another.

October 2013 Monthly Project will be to make A Drawstring Pouch.

Pouches just make organizing your Rucksack easier and can be used to store a multitude of supplies from fire kits, tools, tinder, food, coffee (or tea) etc...  You can make the Pouch any dimension and can use whatever material you want but the pouch has to be able to be close (for obvious reasons) by a drawstring or some other means.

Here I have three drawstring pouches the two leather ones I made, the fabric one was given to me by Hunter63.



Here's the pouch Hunter63 gave me originally it was a flint and steel pouch but I pressed it into service to hold the ammo (marbles) for my wrist rocket.



This is why you want a closure on your pouch like a drawstring otherwise you got what your trying to store falling out into your Ruck.  Kind of defeats the purpose of makin' a pouch if you don't have a way to close it up...   ;)



Fabric pouches are most likely the easiest to sew.  This version is just a long rectangle of fabric folded in half with the sides stitched up and the top is folded down and stitched to create a tube for the drawstring to run through.  After you got it all sewn up turn it inside out.  This one has a double draw string which make the closure extra secure.



The leather pouches are a pain to sew if you don't have the right tools but it can be done.  My leather pouches are for "heave duty" storage like my Puck and my flint and steel.



The design of this pouch has two pieces sewn together (leaving the top open of course) with a stitch awl or a heavy duty sewing machine.

 

Instead of folding the top over and sewing a tube in for the drawstring I punched a series of holes spaced evenly apart to lace the drawstring through.  I used a leather thong with wooden beads knotted on the ends so the it doesn't get separated from the pouch.



Obviously these are just a couple of ideas to get your creative juices flowing you don't have to use these designs, I'm looking forward to seeing your pouches this month!   ;)         

 

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Re: Monthly Project - October 2013
« Reply #1 on: September 30, 2013, 09:57:42 PM »
Deja Vu moment here........weird, that you would post this tonight!   I just finished a fitted buckskin pouch for a nice old Keuffel & Esser Recon compass that I bought on eBay a couple of months ago.  I put a 'beavertail' flap on mine, like an old traditional shooters' pouch.  Then I punched two side by side holes in the 'tail' of the flap for a length of paracord that loops around to the back of it where it is secured by a poacher's knot.  I tied Ashley stopper knots as finial-buttons for the ends of the cord.  The poacher's knot secures the flap down tightly for carry in my hip pocket like a wallet & the Ashley stopper knots on the ends allow you to grip the short ends of the cord more easily to loosen or tighten the poacher's knot.  It works just like I'd hoped it would! :)

Great idea for a thread, WiWoodsman! :)
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Re: Monthly Project - October 2013
« Reply #2 on: September 30, 2013, 10:16:44 PM »
Deja Vu moment here........weird, that you would post this tonight!   I just finished a fitted buckskin pouch for a nice old Keuffel & Esser Recon compass that I bought on eBay a couple of months ago.  I put a 'beavertail' flap on mine, like an old traditional shooters' pouch.  Then I punched two side by side holes in the 'tail' of the flap for a length of paracord that loops around to the back of it where it is secured by a poacher's knot.  I tied Ashley stopper knots as finial-buttons for the ends of the cord.  The poacher's knot secures the flap down tightly for carry in my hip pocket like a wallet & the Ashley stopper knots on the ends allow you to grip the short ends of the cord more easily to loosen or tighten the poacher's knot.  It works just like I'd hoped it would! :)

Great idea for a thread, WiWoodsman! :)

Same thing happen to me last month with Big Hat's monthly project post...  Funny how things work out like that.

Hey Wolfy, are you able to snap a picture of your pouch?  I'd love to get a gander at it sound interesting.   ;)   

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Re: Monthly Project - October 2013
« Reply #3 on: September 30, 2013, 10:35:01 PM »
Sorry, Wi-W.....no pitchurs :'(.  I have to rely on painting you a picture in your mind's eye and hoping you can dissect my descriptive gibberish :P
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Re: Monthly Project - October 2013
« Reply #4 on: September 30, 2013, 11:12:38 PM »
Thanks WI! Agree this is a good idea for a project. :thumbsup:


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Re: Monthly Project - October 2013
« Reply #5 on: October 01, 2013, 06:26:46 AM »
Sorry, Wi-W.....no pitchurs :'(.  I have to rely on painting you a picture in your mind's eye and hoping you can dissect my descriptive gibberish :P

Lol, no problem sometimes my minds eye is lazy...   :P

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Re: Monthly Project - October 2013
« Reply #6 on: October 01, 2013, 07:10:17 AM »
Sorry, Wi-W.....no pitchurs :'(.  I have to rely on painting you a picture in your mind's eye and hoping you can dissect my descriptive gibberish :P

Lol, no problem sometimes my minds eye is lazy...   :P

Wi-W....do a search here for 'Poacher's Knot' & the picture will come into better focus for you ;D
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Re: Monthly Project - October 2013
« Reply #7 on: October 01, 2013, 08:58:09 AM »
I need to jump back in on these. My summer's been nuts at work. :P
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Re: Monthly Project - October 2013
« Reply #8 on: October 01, 2013, 04:07:33 PM »
This one is an easy one for me!  I make one for every hammock I make, among other things.



Ripstop Nylon drawstring bags, two a woodsy pinecone camo, and one in multi - matching hammocks in their respective drawstring bags


Nice to see a slingshot with marbles!  I too am a user of those two, and a big fan.
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Re: Monthly Project - October 2013
« Reply #9 on: October 02, 2013, 11:30:50 AM »
Sorry, Wi-W.....no pitchurs :'(.  I have to rely on painting you a picture in your mind's eye and hoping you can dissect my descriptive gibberish :P

Ahh, that sheds light on my mind's eye.  That's a neat way of securing the flap Wolfy!


Nice to see a slingshot with marbles!  I too am a user of those two, and a big fan.
u.w.


Yeah, I hunted rabbit with a wrist rocket before I got my first pellet rifle, my step Dad still keeps a pouch full of marbles next to his sling shot in the garage...   ;D

Nice pouches U.W. I do have a camo pouch that I keep a small tarp in...

   

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Re: Monthly Project - October 2013
« Reply #10 on: October 02, 2013, 12:00:48 PM »
I first made net bags like this to fill with suet to attract woodpeckers.  I soon discovered they are handy carriers for anything that doesn't slip through the meshes.  I used a 3/4" wide gauge.
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Re: Monthly Project - October 2013
« Reply #11 on: October 05, 2013, 10:01:20 AM »
1/4" wide gauge, spiral netting

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Re: Monthly Project - October 2013
« Reply #12 on: October 05, 2013, 10:17:37 AM »
SHOWOFF ;D
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Re: Monthly Project - October 2013
« Reply #13 on: October 05, 2013, 04:27:25 PM »
Excellent pouches Asemery!   :thumbsup:

As an added bonus you could unravel the pouch for emergency cordage, "two birds" as they say!   ;)     

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Re: Monthly Project - October 2013
« Reply #14 on: October 06, 2013, 12:09:59 PM »
Very cool pouches everyone. 

I've found that I suck at sewing, and have no patients for it..

I will just sit back and watch everyone else make wonderful work in jealousy now.  >:(

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Re: Monthly Project - October 2013
« Reply #15 on: October 26, 2013, 07:12:15 PM »
Getting ready for an overnighter tomorrow, but I wanted to get this is in real quick.

Stuff sacks I made out of a tyvek suit. The grey one houses my alcohol stove. The middle one is a catch-all for misc stuff. And the one on the right holds my USGI patrol bag.

Good project! :thumbsup:

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Re: Monthly Project - October 2013
« Reply #16 on: October 27, 2013, 05:32:37 AM »
I made this one to tote my camera tripod around in. Light weight canvas and nylon straps.



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Re: Monthly Project - October 2013
« Reply #17 on: October 27, 2013, 07:53:46 AM »
Getting ready for an overnighter tomorrow, but I wanted to get this is in real quick.

Stuff sacks I made out of a tyvek suit. The grey one houses my alcohol stove. The middle one is a catch-all for misc stuff. And the one on the right holds my USGI patrol bag.

Good project! :thumbsup:


Tyvek!  Great idea, it's light weight, cheep and readily available did you cut off a leg?  I have Tyvek suits at work, this would be a perfect material to make a stuff sack for my kettle to keep the soot form getting all over my Rucksack.

I made this one to tote my camera tripod around in. Light weight canvas and nylon straps.

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Excellent pouch Creek!  You got some mad sewing skills (I mean this as a complement of course)!   :thumbsup:   
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Re: Monthly Project - October 2013
« Reply #18 on: October 27, 2013, 08:29:24 AM »

 Tyvek!  Great idea, it's light weight,cheep and readily available did you cut off a leg?  I have Tyvek suits at work, this would be a perfect material to make a stuff sack for my kettle to keep the soot form getting all over my Rucksack.
 

Yup. The legs are near-instant stuff sack material. ;)
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Re: Monthly Project - October 2013
« Reply #19 on: October 30, 2013, 10:20:21 AM »
I tried brain-tanning for the first time of the skin of last years Whitetail doe.  Finally got around to using a patch of it.  Pretty simplistic, I haven't done a lot of stitching by hand.  But buckskin seems pretty forgiving


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Re: Monthly Project - October 2013
« Reply #20 on: October 30, 2013, 04:10:33 PM »
Only a day left to post up yer draw string pouches everyone..  WI_Woodsman, you picked a good monthly project!  Lots of great looking draw string pouches posted up.  I like'm all!! 
What a handy thing:  The draw string pouch, and to be made from so many things, so many ways.  Outstanding post!


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Re: Monthly Project - October 2013
« Reply #21 on: October 31, 2013, 09:53:06 PM »
Thanks U.W. I'm glad you enjoy this months project! ;)

I have to say, excellent job to you guys who posted a project this month!   :thumbsup:

We got a lot of ideas outside of the box, materials, concepts and ideas that some may not have even thought possible!

Hope to see all of you post on next months project.