BatNinja's Leather Ammo Belt!

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    BatNinja's Leather Ammo Belt!

    For the JB Project, I did Jeremy's ammo belt in leather, and like it so much, I decided to do my own that way, with one exception: mine would be hand-stitched!

    Here's a shot of the first seven pouch covers:


    These take me about 30-45 minutes apiece to stitch after the holes are punched, but I'm extremely happy with the progress so far! Just as I did with the vinyl belts, I always make a few extra covers, and pick the best of the bunch for the final belt.

    I'll add more pics throughout the rest of the project.

    Please note: I am NOT mass-producing these! 99CentTaco is making fantastic leather belts in another thread, so PM him for details.

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    Wow, Eric you are so talented! They look awesome!

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    wow... i just finished hand stitching the mantle for my captain rex costume, and i wanted to cry.

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    Hand Stitched Eric!?? Wow...are you using the light weight stuff again? If so your machine might be able to do it. I use a 1951 Singer and it works like butter for that leather. But anyhow great job, looking good.

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    The problem with machine-stitching is getting the corner stitches to look correct; if your spacing isn't correct, the corner stitches will be uneven. I decided the best way was to punch the holes beforehand (making all the holes exactly where I want them), and handstitch from there.

    Also, I'm using standard waxed thread, to make the stitching stand out a bit. Upholstery thread wasn't thick enough for the look I wanted.

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    Re: BatNinja's Leather Ammo Belt!

    Is that one mine??

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    Re: BatNinja's Leather Ammo Belt!

    BEAUTIFUL ERIC!!!

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    WOW don't you love hand stitching... jab... jab... I do it all the time... :P I can't imagine on leather. Looks great Eric!! I'll trade ya!

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    Anymore updates on these bad boys Eric? awesome so far! 8)

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