Introduction: Easy Marine Leather Quiver
Alright so this is my first instructable and also my entry into the Leather Working contest. I decided to make my sister a "leather" quiver for her 8th birthday to hold her arrows. I actually used a material called marine leather which is what boat seats are made out of, instead of actual animal leather for two reasons. 1. It's much cheaper than leather so I didn't feel as nervous about any possible mistakes I would make on my first time doing a sewing project and 2. She is only 8 so I expect this thing to take a fair bit of abuse, and it should be fairly weather resistant as well as easy to repair.
Step 1: Measure the Material.
Alright, for the body of the quiver measure out about 22 inches by 12 inches and cut that out. This is going to be the body. Then cut out a two inch thick strip that is around 27 inches long. This thin strip is going to be the strap that holds the quiver to the body. I measured my sister to get a rough idea. Just remember while measuring to take into account how the strap will curve over the body.
Step 2: Sew a Lip.
At the narrow end of your large piece fold a lip down about an inch and sew that across. This is mainly for aesthetic purposes to hide the way the material looks on the other side and also to give it a bit of strength against arrow heads jabbing it. I use a pretty thick zig-zag pattern on the sewing machine just because I want this thing to hold up after use.
Step 3: Sew the Strap On.
Now is the time to sew the strap on. We need to that before we sew the body together because we wont be able to get the sewing machine into the quiver and we don't want to sew the pocket together. Notice how I put the strap going up then down? Once again for aesthetic reasons and it also helps hold it slightly away from the body.
Step 4: Sew the Body.
Then just fold the body in half and sew down it and around 2 inches from the bottom start bringing it to a point. Then just cut off the excess with scissors. I went ahead and stitched it first just because it would be easier to cut around the stitches then to try to match the cut on a sewing machine. Then just clean up the stitches and edges where the material didn't line up quite right and you're done. Also, I happen to have a sturdy cardboard tube that fit very nicely in the quiver. I went ahead and slid it in just to and some rigidity to the body.
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