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Leather pouches
« on: July 18, 2012, 11:57:28 AM »
Last days I had spent with some small leatherwork and tailor three pouches for flint & steel or tinder. Biggest one is coloured with onion peels, dark one is industrially surface coloured and last is thin goat leather macerated in walnut leaves infusion. Colouring / macerating I made few weeks ago. ;-) Wooden buttons are made of curly birch leftovers. I like leatherwork very much & it's relax for my brain. Now I'm starting another project with thick cow hide.







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Re: Leather pouches
« Reply #1 on: July 18, 2012, 12:01:26 PM »
Very nice work!
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Re: Leather pouches
« Reply #2 on: July 18, 2012, 12:10:33 PM »
I like those , FT!    Is that the square button you were showing us how to make on that one bag?


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Re: Leather pouches
« Reply #3 on: July 18, 2012, 12:18:06 PM »
Agreed, those are gorgeous. I've been meaning to do something similar for some time now. I just need a couch to cannibalize...
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Re: Leather pouches
« Reply #4 on: July 18, 2012, 12:36:27 PM »
Thanks!

WW: no, it is another button, smaller.



TheHumbleBlivit: I had purchased pouch leather as leather jacket in second hand shop for little money. ;-)
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« Reply #5 on: July 18, 2012, 12:55:02 PM »

TheHumbleBlivit: I had purchased pouch leather as leather jacket in second hand shop for little money. ;-)

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« Reply #6 on: July 18, 2012, 01:59:50 PM »
Really nice work!  They look great!
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Re: Leather pouches
« Reply #7 on: July 18, 2012, 06:26:51 PM »
Those came out nice, Forest Turtle.  I like the wooden buttons.  I might have to give that a shot.  I also think I need to check out the local thrift stores for some cheap leather.  Thanks for sharing.
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Re: Leather pouches
« Reply #8 on: July 18, 2012, 06:35:32 PM »
Wow FT, those look great, and the buttons are awesome!!

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« Reply #9 on: July 18, 2012, 06:37:52 PM »
I like those , FT!    Is that the square button you were showing us how to make on that one bag?


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I was wondering that as well?  nice job on all 3 FT
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Re: Leather pouches
« Reply #10 on: July 18, 2012, 06:52:31 PM »
 :thumbsup: Forest Turtle!


I really like these!
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What material did ya use to sew the "seams"? They are hidden in the bags. So not know....
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Re: Leather pouches
« Reply #11 on: July 18, 2012, 08:03:51 PM »
They look great! I would like to see a thread about how you make the onion peel dye. It looks good and I imagine it's probably pretty easy on the environment compared to commercial dyes.

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Re: Leather pouches
« Reply #12 on: July 18, 2012, 08:12:31 PM »
Those look awesome, very nice work indeed.
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Re: Leather pouches
« Reply #13 on: July 19, 2012, 01:03:45 AM »
Thanks all! :-)

MnS: I use cobblers thread or linen "blacksmith's" thread.

PW: onion dye is very simple to make. Just get enough onion peels (in proportion to liquid contain) into pot and boil for half an hour. More peels = darker colour of hide you have in finish. Then put wet (this is crucial for success!) leather in and let it over night there. If is leather thin (1-2mm) it's enough, thick leather can be soaked for days. After dry it's possible to repeat process several times until colour is dark and intensive enough.
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Re: Leather pouches
« Reply #14 on: July 22, 2012, 07:52:38 PM »
Those are nice and thanks for the info on the onion dye too. I want to make one to hang around my neck for a small fire kit and to hold a tinder bundle. What are the best shapes to start out with on the leather patterns?
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« Reply #15 on: July 22, 2012, 08:54:22 PM »
Thanks for the reply!  I am guessing you use red onions? Does it impart an onion scent to the leather?

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Re: Leather pouches
« Reply #16 on: July 23, 2012, 12:38:40 AM »
PW: I don't know exact name, we call it "kitchen onion." Here is the picture:



And yes, leather get slightly onion smell but after beeswax it's gone.

Barbarossa Bushman: for your first pouch try simple 2 part pouch. Shape of each part is trapezoid which narrow end is turned down. Better than describing is picture below:


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Re: Leather pouches
« Reply #17 on: July 23, 2012, 05:19:24 AM »
Awesome job on those pouches.
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Re: Leather pouches
« Reply #18 on: July 23, 2012, 08:21:52 AM »
Nice work!  :thumbsup:

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Re: Leather pouches
« Reply #19 on: July 23, 2012, 05:11:16 PM »

Barbarossa Bushman: for your first pouch try simple 2 part pouch. Shape of each part is trapezoid which narrow end is turned down. Better than describing is picture below:



Forest Turtle thanks for the info and pic. I'll try this one to start.
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Re: Leather pouches
« Reply #20 on: September 26, 2012, 12:21:50 PM »
Another work done. Buttons (left to right) apple wood, curly birch, walnut. Biggest pouch can easily hold about a half of kilogram of lentil. I was very busy dealing with old projects, now I have to have some rest.  ;)

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Re: Leather pouches
« Reply #21 on: September 26, 2012, 01:39:42 PM »
Those look very nice!!