Step 3: The body of the pouch

Fold the nylon strip and place your item in it to test the required length for the body of the pouch. Make sure you leave some space to pick up the item. For me 1/2" works fine but this entirely depends on the morphology of your hand so just test this.

For a very small item like a button compass, don't leave any extra space. Because the nylon is a soft material you can squeeze it out easily.

Once you are happy with the length stitch the two sides. For esthetics, do the knots in the back.

Take some spare nylon and melt a drop on top of the knots to give extra strength against material fatigue.
<p>Why did you steal images from Skinth? You didn't even give them credit for the pictures, and made them look like you made those pouches. I think this is a cool, interesting project, just wondering about the photos.</p>
<p>Fare comment. I do mentioned in the introduction that my project was inspired from a sheath available online and shows the two photos but I forgot to mention the brand. I've corrected that. Note that this project was submitted to a contest where you show that you replicated a product available on the market and it was compulsory to put a photo of the original product. Initially I didn't put the photos and I was told off. Anyway, there was not bad intention. Thanks to your feedback I've corrected that.</p>
You know that you can get sheaths from some kitchen knives that work well for multitools, right? Personally, I didn't want to go buy a sheath either, so I just grabbed a piece of fabric I had and sewed a pouch. Anyone could do that sew job, as it was really easy. (That was my third or fourth time sewing, ever, and it's more customizable in color.) Still, this is cool since it is durable. TIP: Add some paracord or utility cord on to that thing so you will be prepared in a survival situation. (LEATHERMAN IS AWESOME)
Nicely done! I think this would be a good project for cub scouts. Think I'll give it a go!
You will be surprised how easy it is to work with nylon. You can cut it and stitch it very easily. It add to the safety factor. It's not like working with leather where you need expensive and very sharp tools. <br>I'm preparing another project that might interest your scouts, so watch this space.
So very nice! Next, an instructable for your Instructables Avatar! *chuckle* <br>But on a serious note again. I'm stopping playing on the internet RIGHT after this message to go make this for my any tiny USB Thumb Drive to hook to my keys! WTG!!
Thanks and good luck with it.
Elegant! So very elegant! Simple, functional, fetching appearance...it's a complete package! Your 'ible is top-rate...great photos, straightforward but complete instructions. Thanks for posting...keep 'em coming! <br> <br>Nylon straps...the new leather!
Thank you for your nice comments!
I like it! Personally I'd prefer a press stud for the closure of the flap, that way there's a positive feel for it being shut. I'd also prefer a belt-loop on the back rather than let it dangle. <br> <br>My pouches tend to wear off on the bottom bulge corner facing outwards, lasts about 5 years before you can see through it :)
You are absolutely right, a press stud would give a more firm closure. In fact, it was my initial plan to use a press stud because it looks nicer than a velcro. However, I never implemented that idea because I couldn't find a coated one. The last thing I wanted was to have the inside metallic part making some scratches on my multitool each time I take it out. <br>I have a concept in mind with a belt-loop on the back. The multitool is way too small for it so I will implement it for another item. I will submit another instructables if the result looks good.
Pretty clever! How wide can you find the nylon strapping?
It seems that you can get any size. The biggest nylon strap available in my local store was 2&quot;, but I saw some 4&quot; straps on the internet. You want to be careful with the nylon density. Large straps are often for heavy duty work and you will have a hard time stitching them together. If you really want large then you can find some 60&quot; nylon canvas by the yard.
Spreading the fibers is a very good idea. I made a very similar pouch for my Leatherman and I had punched a hole through the nylon. After some time, it started loosening and it started ripping near the hole. <br>Nice job!
Thanks. It's to avoid exactly your problem that I looked for an alternative solution. I initially thought that I could cut a hole through, place the eyelet and gently heat it up to melt the loose nylon fibers around. But this could go terribly wrong. On top of that after being melted the nylon becomes more brittle. So it was a no go for me. After having done 3 pouches I think a D ring would be even simpler.
I really appreciate the advice to &quot;open&quot; instead of &quot;cut&quot; the nylon strap. Screwdriver trick is perfect!<br>Thanks!
Just make sure the eyelet is long enough to go through the two layers of nylon. As the screwdriver go through the nylon it stretches the fibers open but also slightly upward. You want to make sure you can reach the other side.
this is cool though i don't see the need to make a whole new pouch for the little button compass when you could incorporate it into the main pouch ...maybe at the top or velcro the back of it and stick it inside somewhere. seemed abit much effort for such a small thing.
Very good point. This is a nice suggestion for a future project. <br>Note that I did the small pouch first to test the design on something small so I could see the end result quickly before doing something a bit bigger. I had never worked with nylon, velcro, etc so I wasn't sure how easy it would be to put the whole thing together. The pouch is so small that it was done in no time. I could have saved the effort by buying the same compass already mounted on a keyring of some sort but then I would have missed some fun.
Thanks for your comment, much appreciated.
Nice, but for my edc needs I prefer to use very small S biners bought at ace, connect them to my items (in my case a very small sak a mini lighter and a mini flashlight. they all hang out together in my pocket with minimal feeling of bulk or weight. They can also of course be clipped onto a larger biner and then onto a belt loop. <br>To connect items that do not have a ring attachment I usually use a small bit of thin climbing string/rope and secure it with duck tape.
I take your point. This is the obvious solution, to clip them directly. However I wanted to avoid having scratches all over my multitool and my flashlight. I have the tendency to carry them around in my pockets or in my backpack along with my keys, a folding knife, etc. Too many sharp edges to do some damage. For my mini flashlight and other items I don't care too much and use your approach.

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