A fun easy little project I made for a fellow in Texas.
I wanted it to be both practical and fun.
First I wanted to make it look like a gun holster, only smaller, yet large enough to hold the keys he normally carried. Luckily he didn't carry a mass of keys like I do.
Make sure it was made to be clipped on the correct side, he wanted it for the left side.
Then personalize it using the initials for his geocache name.
Step 1: Cut Leather and Stamp
First I cut the shape out and fit the belt clip in place.
Stamped the out line of the pattern and initials ( leather should be damp to do this. Looks dry, feels cool to touch)
Filled in with a basket weave stamp working around the initials.
Stained the leather "Saddle Tan" and sealed it.
Step 2: Sew Thats Awl
Fasten the belt clip, put in the snap.
Sew the side and rivet the end points for strength at the wear and tear stress points.
Tie a key ring in the middle of a piece of leather lace.
Thread the ends through the holster and out the bottom hole, Tie a knot in the ends so they can't go back through the hole.
Ready to put your keys on.