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 Ammo belt.....(pic heavy)

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Ammo belt.....(pic heavy)
« on: Mar 22, 2012, 02:01 PM »
Ok I found a store that sells leather this last weekend and picked up a few pieces.

this is what was used to make all the little parts.  In the background you can see the piece for the belt.

Belt after buttons are on (will have to redo a few buttons didnt stay together on a few)

And my test pouch half way through sewing


And completed pouch minus velcro to seal upper flap down.


Complete novice when it came to putting this together.  I got the patterns off of the Dented Helmet site
http://www.thedentedhelmet.com/f28/jango-belt-pouch-pattern-10712/

So what do you all think?

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Re: Ammo belt.....(pic heavy)
« Reply #1 on: Mar 22, 2012, 02:07 PM »
Novice or not, looks good. I would use thicker thread though. You can get a waxed thread which is used for sewing thick leather, but i can't remember what it's correct title is. The shop you bought the leather from should be able to help you  ;) .

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Re: Ammo belt.....(pic heavy)
« Reply #2 on: Mar 22, 2012, 02:10 PM »
Vod that is waxed thread lol used the smallest drill bit I have here right now so holes may look a bit big.

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Re: Ammo belt.....(pic heavy)
« Reply #3 on: Mar 22, 2012, 02:23 PM »
OK,  :D LOL

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Re: Ammo belt.....(pic heavy)
« Reply #4 on: Mar 22, 2012, 03:50 PM »
the waxed thread is just that, waxed thread.

Remo, you may be thinking of artificial sinew, which is also a waxed thread but stronger. its what I use when sewing heavys.

yeah, hole size could be smaller, but its ok.

for those pouches, you should space the holes a little closer. I use a drawing compass or wing divider to get my spacing even.


invest is some gum tragananth and an edge slicker. helps those jagged cut edges look better.

it may help to sew the velcro on the closure, sometimes glue isnt enough when you have all that pulling.

overall, a great job for a first time. :D

you going to dye it?



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Re: Ammo belt.....(pic heavy)
« Reply #5 on: Mar 22, 2012, 03:57 PM »
Yeah, artificial sinew sounds about right. i borrowed some off my dad to do my holsters. Really strong stuff.

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Re: Ammo belt.....(pic heavy)
« Reply #6 on: Mar 22, 2012, 04:51 PM »
Still debating if I should.  Guy said it will age to a golden color naturally.  But I know it is needing weathering.  Will look into getting those tools.  Any opinions on dyeing or not dyeing?

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