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    Oct 6, 2008, 10:42 PM - BatNinja's Leather Ammo Belt! #1

    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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    Oct 7, 2008, 8:09 AM - Re: BatNinja's Leather Ammo Belt! #2

    Wow, Eric you are so talented! They look awesome!
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    Oct 7, 2008, 8:52 AM - Re: BatNinja's Leather Ammo Belt! #3

    wow... i just finished hand stitching the mantle for my captain rex costume, and i wanted to cry.
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    Oct 7, 2008, 11:01 AM - Re: BatNinja's Leather Ammo Belt! #4

    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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    Oct 7, 2008, 11:06 AM - Re: BatNinja's Leather Ammo Belt! #5

    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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    Oct 7, 2008, 10:04 PM - Re: BatNinja's Leather Ammo Belt! #6

    Is that one mine??
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    Oct 16, 2008, 12:39 PM - Re: BatNinja's Leather Ammo Belt! #7

    BEAUTIFUL ERIC!!!
  8. Oct 22, 2008, 12:31 PM - Re: BatNinja's Leather Ammo Belt! #8

    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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    Oct 22, 2008, 12:34 PM - Re: BatNinja's Leather Ammo Belt! #9

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

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