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Leather edc pocket slip 388

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Leather edc pocket slip
« on: May 21, 2018, 12:44:04 AM »
I have been thinking about adding the fisher bullet pen to my edc. One thing that does is leave me with 4 items in my right front pocket: victorinox pioneer, fenix LD01, burt's bees chapstick, and the space pen. While not excessive, 4 items floating loose in the pocket can be a little much for me.

A long time ago I tried making a pocket slip for the knife, light and chapstick, but I used a leather that was too thin and this made it tough to get items in and out. I decided to have a go at it again, but with thicker leather.

I started with an 8.5" x 11" piece of brown "genuine" leather. I traced out how much bigger I thought it  would need to be based on adding a pen to my old one.

Next, I stitched the bottom angle part. Many edc pocket slips I see elsewhere are flat across the bottom. This never made much sense to me since I've never seen a pocket that has a flat bottom, outside of cargo pants pockets. So, I'm making mine angled. :D

One thing I didn't do, was account for how much the thicker leather would add to the length. As you'll see later, I didn't stitch the bottom far enough across.

« Last Edit: May 21, 2018, 12:52:24 AM by gustophersmob »



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Re: Leather edc pocket slip
« Reply #1 on: May 21, 2018, 12:51:10 AM »
The next step was to stitch the dividers. The first one for the pen I messed up and didn't leave quite enough room. We'll come back to that...

At the end, I left the chapstick pocket a little too big, but it may work out OK, since it makes it easier to take out. It's probably my most used item. Need to keep those lips supple!  :angel:

Also, I ran out of thread before the last stitch run, and the replacement thread I had was slightly thicker and a slightly different color. Oh well.

You can see where I was trying to wet form it with a larger tool trying to stretch the pen slot. That didn't seem to work. So I decided to cut a notch for the pocket clip, which also allows a little looser opening. Still need to stretch it some, but it should work.

Now, I just need to carry it awhile and see if I like it. My initial thoughts are that it's too bulky, but we'll see. 


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Re: Leather edc pocket slip
« Reply #2 on: May 21, 2018, 02:08:10 AM »
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Re: Leather edc pocket slip
« Reply #3 on: May 21, 2018, 08:00:29 AM »
Good job

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Re: Leather edc pocket slip
« Reply #4 on: May 21, 2018, 08:24:42 AM »
Nice :tu:
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Re: Leather edc pocket slip
« Reply #5 on: May 21, 2018, 11:20:05 AM »
It looks good, but the important thing is if it fits comfortably in your pocket.   :tu:
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Re: Leather edc pocket slip
« Reply #6 on: May 21, 2018, 01:46:57 PM »
Thanks everyone!  :cheers:

It looks good, but the important thing is if it fits comfortably in your pocket.   :tu:

Yep, comfort is what it hinges on for me.  So far, it seems a bit bulky and odd feeling, but that's only with an hour of it in my pocket.  Too soon to really tell.

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Re: Leather edc pocket slip
« Reply #7 on: May 21, 2018, 07:43:29 PM »
It looks good, but the important thing is if it fits comfortably in your pocket.   :tu:
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Re: Leather edc pocket slip
« Reply #8 on: May 22, 2018, 01:19:36 AM »
It looks good, but the important thing is if it fits comfortably in your pocket.   :tu:
+1!  :tu: :like:

Thanks!

After 1 day, it's not too bad. Still feels a bit weird, but I'm gonna give it another day

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Re: Leather edc pocket slip
« Reply #9 on: August 09, 2018, 06:08:03 PM »
Been carrying my base EDC in one of these. Pretty confortable and easy to carry.


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Re: Leather edc pocket slip
« Reply #10 on: August 09, 2018, 06:16:27 PM »
Very good job  :like: :like: :tu:

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Re: Leather edc pocket slip
« Reply #11 on: August 09, 2018, 07:40:30 PM »
That looks great. I made one out of an old pair of jeans. I like the fact that it is thin and contours to my leg. It isn't as classy as leather though.

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Re: Leather edc pocket slip
« Reply #12 on: August 10, 2018, 04:19:29 PM »
That looks great. I made one out of an old pair of jeans. I like the fact that it is thin and contours to my leg. It isn't as classy as leather though.

Well, it's a start. Get your hands on some leather and try making another one.

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Re: Leather edc pocket slip
« Reply #13 on: August 10, 2018, 04:27:11 PM »
An idea, why not place the pen between the SAK and Light.  On top of the stitch with elastic or?  Hope that makes sense.  I have a small pocket sheath I've made and have considered this option for a light.  Not wanting to add another space which adds width I thought placing the light on top the threads between the tools would be a nicer fit.  I havent tried yet tho.  I was thinking elastic would be a good option.  Nice sheath BTW.

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