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>> First DIY leather pocket caddy design and results << 991

Zombie Apprentice Posts: 14,825
>> First DIY leather pocket caddy design and results <<
« on: November 14, 2020, 12:35:40 PM »
Two weeks ago I've had my first try at a self made sheath. A pocket caddy for the back pockets of my jeans.

I've added a tiny slot in the middle for a SAK scale tool too. I have a Tortoise Firefly in there for now, but any scale tool would fit.

The stitching part hurt the most  ;)
It's not perfect but sturdy and reliable.



Yeah, I could have chosen a slightly thinner material maybe to make things easier  :D



Tools used: Scalpel set, thick needle, fork (to mark the stich pattern...saw that trick in one of Steves posts), Spirit X awl (slightly modified to make it pointier), some thread I found in the missus stiching kit (took 8 threads a time), a plaster for one of my fingers  :dunno:

- - - - - - - - - -

I liked it very much and it carries nicely for me.
So earlier this week then I,ve made another caddy in the same style. This time for the Wave.



...LM Wave & 1 AA/14500 Flashlight...



What I've not shown before is this nice feature.
The clip can be left on the flashlight, it fits right into the gap of the pocket sides  :tu:

And the middle part where the SAK scale tool rests provides enough flexibility for the caddy to be carried in the back pocket  :D





To test the design I've made some paper models before...



... and used staples that I could remove afterwards...



Still, because the thick leather doesn't bent as easy as the thin paper does I had to add some to the overall size.
« Last Edit: November 14, 2020, 01:25:15 PM by McStitchy »

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Re: >> First DIY leather pocket caddy design and results <<
« Reply #1 on: November 14, 2020, 02:55:04 PM »
Undeniably rough around the edges, but I love how sturdy and well fitted it looks! :drool: :like:

Hooked, like everyone else. ;)

All hail the hook!
Zombie Apprentice Posts: 14,825
Re: >> First DIY leather pocket caddy design and results <<
« Reply #2 on: November 14, 2020, 02:59:16 PM »
Thanks Pabs, yeah, that stuff is fluffy on the inside... and edges  :D

I couldn't manage any cleaner cutting  :P

Sturdy is what I could manage to do.
I'll leave my fingers off the delicate things for now  :P

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Re: >> First DIY leather pocket caddy design and results <<
« Reply #3 on: November 14, 2020, 03:51:57 PM »
Undeniably rough around the edges, but I love how sturdy and well fitted it looks! :drool: :like:


Zombie Apprentice Posts: 14,825
Re: >> First DIY leather pocket caddy design and results <<
« Reply #4 on: November 14, 2020, 04:05:05 PM »
Are you alright Nan ?

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Re: >> First DIY leather pocket caddy design and results <<
« Reply #5 on: November 14, 2020, 04:06:12 PM »
Thanks Pabs, yeah, that stuff is fluffy on the inside... and edges  :D

I couldn't manage any cleaner cutting  :P

Sturdy is what I could manage to do.
I'll leave my fingers off the delicate things for now  :P

Nice design and stitching... Stitchy.  :like:

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Re: >> First DIY leather pocket caddy design and results <<
« Reply #6 on: November 14, 2020, 04:09:22 PM »
Are you alright Nan ?

No, I don't understand the discourteousnessness of young people these days...

Zombie Apprentice Posts: 14,825
Re: >> First DIY leather pocket caddy design and results <<
« Reply #7 on: November 14, 2020, 04:15:23 PM »
Nice design and stitching... Stitchy.  :like:

Oh thank you Sir  :hatsoff:

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Re: >> First DIY leather pocket caddy design and results <<
« Reply #8 on: November 14, 2020, 04:17:11 PM »
No, I don't understand the discourteousnessness of young people these days...

 :rofl:
Brilliant actor btw.... love her role as Donna in Doctor Who as well  :tu:

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Re: >> First DIY leather pocket caddy design and results <<
« Reply #9 on: November 14, 2020, 04:27:32 PM »
that is a good job well done.
an old school friend of mine was catherine tates partner and the father of her daughter. haven't seen him since school but he was a top man, you could not meet a nicer bloke.

My trouble is i never show initiative, but that's only because no one has told me to.
Zombie Apprentice Posts: 15,122 Yoo-hoo, big summer blowout!
Re: >> First DIY leather pocket caddy design and results <<
« Reply #10 on: November 14, 2020, 04:30:19 PM »
:rofl:
Brilliant actor btw.... love her role as Donna in Doctor Who as well  :tu:
Jaysus, I didn't even recognize her as the lady from Doctor Who. :sa: Kicking myself rn...

Hooked, like everyone else. ;)

All hail the hook!
Zombie Apprentice Posts: 14,825
Re: >> First DIY leather pocket caddy design and results <<
« Reply #11 on: November 14, 2020, 04:40:47 PM »
that is a good job well done.
an old school friend of mine was catherine tates partner and the father of her daughter. haven't seen him since school but he was a top man, you could not meet a nicer bloke.

 :cheers:

Interesting story Chip  :tu:
Yeah, don't worry, I guess she has a tight grip on him  :D

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Re: >> First DIY leather pocket caddy design and results <<
« Reply #12 on: November 14, 2020, 04:58:24 PM »
Jaysus, I didn't even recognize her as the lady from Doctor Who. :sa: Kicking myself rn...


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Re: >> First DIY leather pocket caddy design and results <<
« Reply #13 on: November 14, 2020, 05:02:59 PM »
I'm saving that clip! :rofl:

Hooked, like everyone else. ;)

All hail the hook!
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Re: >> First DIY leather pocket caddy design and results <<
« Reply #14 on: November 14, 2020, 05:04:13 PM »
 :rofl: Very good.  :salute:

Zombie Apprentice Posts: 14,825
Re: >> First DIY leather pocket caddy design and results <<
« Reply #15 on: November 14, 2020, 05:12:44 PM »
 :D

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Re: >> First DIY leather pocket caddy design and results <<
« Reply #16 on: November 14, 2020, 05:15:35 PM »
:cheers:

Interesting story Chip  :tu:
Yeah, don't worry, I guess she has a tight grip on him  :D

They are no longer together and she has had a few boyfriends since.

My trouble is i never show initiative, but that's only because no one has told me to.
Zombie Apprentice Posts: 14,825
Re: >> First DIY leather pocket caddy design and results <<
« Reply #17 on: November 14, 2020, 05:17:16 PM »
Ah... the fate of the fame  :-[

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Re: >> First DIY leather pocket caddy design and results <<
« Reply #18 on: November 16, 2020, 03:52:32 PM »
Pretty good start! You did well, trying the design with some paper models first. It helps to visualize the end result and correct mistakes before they're made.

 :cheers:  :salute:

A few suggestions: you can stitch the T&T slot in the middle, so they don't fall awl the way in and become hard to get out. Use some sand paper in the edges, so they get straighter. You can then burnish them with some soap or wax and a piece of wood or plastic.

 :tu: :tu:

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Zombie Apprentice Posts: 14,825
Re: >> First DIY leather pocket caddy design and results <<
« Reply #19 on: November 16, 2020, 05:55:26 PM »
Thanks pfrsantos  :hatsoff:

I'd like to be able to insert any type of scale tool and they vary in length  :think:
Anyhiw, the T&T slot is tight and the tools sit in the securely till now. I think I can leave it as is.

I would not have thought that sanding works on soft leather :tu:
I'll have to look into how to seal the edges. Thanks.
« Last Edit: November 16, 2020, 06:01:10 PM by McStitchy »

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Re: >> First DIY leather pocket caddy design and results <<
« Reply #20 on: November 17, 2020, 11:55:54 AM »
Thanks pfrsantos  :hatsoff:

I'd like to be able to insert any type of scale tool and they vary in length  :think:
Anyhiw, the T&T slot is tight and the tools sit in the securely till now. I think I can leave it as is.

I would not have thought that sanding works on soft leather :tu:
I'll have to look into how to seal the edges. Thanks.

You can try using contact glue in the edges, pressing them together and sanding them afterwards. Never actually tried it, better use a small piece to test it. Get some small piece of scrap leather and stitch it together to test this.

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It is just a matter of time before they add the word “Syndrome” after my last name.

I don't have OCD, I have OCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ.

Eff the ineffable, scrut the inscrutable.

IYCRTYSWTMTFOT

Zombie Apprentice Posts: 14,825
Re: >> First DIY leather pocket caddy design and results <<
« Reply #21 on: November 17, 2020, 06:28:56 PM »
Thanks... I was actually about to try that  ;)
While looking through the rest of the leather I've tried to tear up the edge of a scrap piece and didn't manage that at all  :o This is a nice quality leather  :tu:
I'm pretty sure now that I can leave it as is.... like I've planned initially. I was going for that simple and rough style on purpose.

Still, In curious about how to seal leather edges properly  :P

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Re: >> First DIY leather pocket caddy design and results <<
« Reply #22 on: November 18, 2020, 12:59:02 AM »
I've seen lots of videos showing the two parts being glued together before stithing and then sanded off and burnished.

Never done that, It would be hard to punch stitching holes through the dry glue (at least, I think it would). I don't have a burnishing tool, either. I think you can tell that by the look of the edges in the pieces I showed you.

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I don't have OCD, I have OCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ.

Eff the ineffable, scrut the inscrutable.

IYCRTYSWTMTFOT

Zombie Apprentice Posts: 14,825
Re: >> First DIY leather pocket caddy design and results <<
« Reply #23 on: November 18, 2020, 08:51:37 AM »
Yeah, I cannot imagine trying to push the needle through a leather-super glue compound  :think:

"I think you can tell that by the look of the edges in the pieces I showed you."

I might have missed the pictures?  :P

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Re: >> First DIY leather pocket caddy design and results <<
« Reply #24 on: November 18, 2020, 02:24:28 PM »
Yeah, I cannot imagine trying to push the needle through a leather-super glue compound  :think:

"I think you can tell that by the look of the edges in the pieces I showed you."

I might have missed the pictures?  :P

Check the other threads in this section.

 8) 8)

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It is just a matter of time before they add the word “Syndrome” after my last name.

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IYCRTYSWTMTFOT

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Re: >> First DIY leather pocket caddy design and results <<
« Reply #25 on: December 07, 2020, 05:07:32 PM »
I love the design and the ctaftmanship, if not perfect is more than good enough.
Is looks like it will last forever and time and use will see for the edge burnishing.
 :like: :like: :like:
Zombie Apprentice Posts: 14,825
Re: >> First DIY leather pocket caddy design and results <<
« Reply #26 on: December 07, 2020, 05:12:21 PM »
Thank you Sir  :hatsoff:

They have proven to be very sturdy and are starting to develop some character from wearing as well  :tu:

« Last Edit: December 07, 2020, 05:20:09 PM by McStitchy »

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Re: >> First DIY leather pocket caddy design and results <<
« Reply #27 on: December 07, 2020, 05:24:26 PM »
 :like:
Zombie Apprentice Posts: 14,825
Re: >> First DIY leather pocket caddy design and results <<
« Reply #28 on: December 07, 2020, 07:57:30 PM »
 :cheers: Steve

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Re: >> First DIY leather pocket caddy design and results <<
« Reply #29 on: December 08, 2020, 12:51:38 AM »
Looks classy. 8)
And I see you put your tree up! :ahhh

Hooked, like everyone else. ;)

All hail the hook!

 

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