Blind guy questions, since I can't see the tutorial images themselves:
1. I'm a little uncertain based off the title - does this thread contain the info needed to make an entire ammo belt, or just the pouches for the belt?
2. Would any kind soul be willing to provide me with written instructions for the tutorial contained in this thread? I know that's a lot to ask, but I'd like to discuss the project with my grandma, who may be willing to lend me her sewing prowess - but she's not the most tech savvy and I'd rather discuss it with her in person before just telling her to come to this thread and look at the tutorials. I know it's probably a lot to ask, but I'd be truly grateful if someone was willing to do this. I'm thinking of something like the written instructions in LadySewforus' neck seal tutorial (which I hope to put to good use very soon).
Thanks so much, Mainst69 - that definitely does help. It gives me a much better sense of the project as a whole - for example, I knew that wood blocks formed the base for the "pouches", but I didn't realize that the vinyl covering the pouches was in two pieces.
So, with the belt itself, is it as simple as cutting the long piece of vinyl or leather (I'm guessing 44" x 2" or something like that), and then doing a single row of stitching around the edge, and then adding in the grommets in appropriate numbers and spacing? That seems pretty easy. (I'll check out that link you shared, too - maybe it'll answer that for me).
Ls amazing. What colour and strength is the cotton. I noticed the foot, but what needle did you have to use?Okay, here are ALOT of pics from the actual process...
Tools of the trade
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Ready to glue...
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Stretching the vinyl gives the finished pouch a flat, uniform look:
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This is the order I spot-glued:
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Then the bottom...
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And finally, the top:
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Now, the flap template
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After spraying with 3M Adhesive Spray, press the sides to the center:
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The back of the flap should look like this:
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On one end, cut the corners (I used a plastic template)
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Another look at the corners:
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Stitching (note the Teflon presser foot)
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The finished flaps
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Gluing steps 1-4 (see digrams above)
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After the glue dries for steps 1-4, glue the front flap
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And finally, the finished pouch!
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Mods, please let me know if there's a limit on the number of pics in a thead. My apologies in advance!
A couple of other notes...
I always make extra pouch flaps (around 12-14). This allows me to pick and choose the ones that have better stitching. I am NOT a professional!
For the main belt, I use the same approach as the pouch flaps: 5" wide, 3M spray, folded into itself, makes a 2.5" wide belt.
Ls amazing. What colour and strength is the cotton. I noticed the foot, but what needle did you have to use?
Thanks Adie UK