here is the list of tools ill be using/ you'll need:
measuring devises: ruler/yard stick, AND measuring tape (tailor's tape)
Marking Device: pen/marker (pencil will not work for most of the work)
Sewing needle and thread.
NOW, onto the materials that will be used.
First you will need to choose a material for the base of the holster platform. (you can use any heavy weight materail you want the heavier/ stiffer the better)
ive chosen to use some buffalo leather that i have lying around as my base.
next you will need an old airsoft pistol holster (you will see why, later on.) if you cant get one of these, then you will need some sew on velcro tabs and some extra web strapping.
also you will need a 2 inch wide web strap about a foot worth give or take (bigger ppl will need more than smaller ppl) and the buckles that go with it.
you will need a smaller size web strap for the leg straps. width is up to you. i will be isng either half inch or one inch, whichever works better.
now that we have our materials list, we can begin!
*note* this guide will be updated as i progress myself in the project. so expect minor delays here and there. plese be patient and enjoy!! *note*
alright im back and ready to begin.
*note* i will be using my own measurments in the examples, now i am of average build (5' 5" 130lbs) so if you are of similar size you may be able to use my measurements for your holster however i recommend jsut measuring yourself anyway. *note*
Step one: using your tailor's measuring tape, wrap it around your thigh and make a note of that measurment. then divide that number by 2.
this is the length of your leg platform.
my numbers were 20, so my leg platform will be 10 inches long. take a piece of paper and mark the center of your holster length. (also make a fold along this point)
next fold your paper lengthwise. this give you the center point of your platform. also mark this with a pencil/marker.
now its time to make a critical decision, how tall you are going to make your platform. this is all a matter of personal preference, however too tall will impair your movement, and too small will result in a platform that isnt very sturdy. so choose wisely.
ive chosen to go with 6 inches. so now that you have your height decided, we divide that number in 2, and make evenly spaced marking on either side of your pattern.
the easyest way to do this is to take your ruler and set the halfway point right on your center line like this:
then take a straight edge and draw a line across for each side.
once that's done, connect the lines on either side and cut alone those lines and fold length wise again.
starting at the fold, draw and cut an arc at both ends (this will help prevent the emds from catching too much) you can use a comass to do this but its not required, just get them close.
alright, thats it for the paper pattern. now we are ready to begin actual construction of the leg holster!
all you have to do from here is trace and cut this patter on the materials you will be using for your holster.
at the moment i cant find the leather i had originally planned on using for this project so i will be using some waterproof backed denim like material i had left ofer from my ghillie suit project as well as some "Pullon" brand extra firm backing from walmart to give it some extra support. i dont yet know how many layers on the pullon i will use likely between 3-4 layers of pullon, 2 laywers of waterproof denim and finally a inner layer of Faux Leather to give the leg platforn some "bite" so it doesnt slide around as much againts my pant leg.
ok here are the 6 pieces i will be using. i may be adding another green piece at the back but i haven't decided yet.
now for the remainder of this guide the white material will be referred to as "filler" because i know im spelling it wrong lol
now arrange the pieces like this:
thanks for looking!
Edited by etekgirl27, 20 June 2012 - 01:34 AM.