My wife needed a new vest for bird hunting this year, and I figured why not make one? I sketched the main portions of the vest pattern off of her old one, then created a whole new set-up with added conveniences for her. The project finished very nicely, and this should be a long lasting and functional vest. Continue reading “Making an Upland Hunting Vest”
I’ve had some spare time recently, and put together a pair of denim tote bags for a friend. I’ve been hanging onto a few yards of 12 oz Cone Mills Denim, and decided it was time to use some.
I’ve made two other totes with this design, and have included some pictures at the end of this post.
Continue reading “Selvedge Denim Tote (updated 5/15/18)”
This is the second prototype, and it works pretty well. Continue reading “Fanny Pack Prototype #2”
The idea for this project emerged from summer backpacking trips. We would get to camp, set everything up, and then go fishing, or for a walkabout. The only problem was, that we didn’t have a convenient way to carry a few essentials, like a jacket, snacks, water, etc. Our backpacking packs were much too cumbersome, and the brains (top portion of backpack) are not very comfortable to wear. So then, I imagined a small, packable fanny pack, which wouldn’t weigh much, keep itself out of the way, but still allow us to carry a few essentials away from camp.
This is the first prototype of this idea. It is still really rough, in my mind, but not as bad as most my initial prototypes. Continue reading “Prototyping a Stuff-able Fanny-Pack”