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T-Sturm

My First Sporran!

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Hi there,

so, I finally finished my first ever sporran today! As this was my first time ever working with leather, I didn't expect much to start with (considering this was made with old leather scraps), but I am really happy with the way it turned out!

https://docs.google.com/file/d/0B9Z--45_yI7CRWVCNGtQYU91aEU/edit?usp=sharing wearing the sporran with my Black Watch kilt

https://docs.google.com/file/d/0B9Z--45_yI7CeFZpOUcyejV2RzQ/edit?usp=sharing The hangers. I didn't have enough leather for a strap, so I went with hangers. Which isn't all that great since I don't have a kilt belt.

https://docs.google.com/file/d/0B9Z--45_yI7CTksydVZfNnZiM28/edit?usp=sharing The front of the sporran.

https://docs.google.com/file/d/0B9Z--45_yI7Cc09wSy1nUUpRRXc/edit?usp=sharing Side view

https://docs.google.com/file/d/0B9Z--45_yI7CdF9mU012MnI4SDA/edit?usp=sharing Back of sporran. Here is where I have already noticed a design weakness: the attachment point seems to be too low, so the sporran tilts forward when I wear it.

https://docs.google.com/file/d/0B9Z--45_yI7CRXI3bHRRdEhCM2M/edit?usp=sharing Inside of flap. The edge of the flap was reinforced with a leather strip, and the edge was braided with double-loop lacing.

https://docs.google.com/file/d/0B9Z--45_yI7CMlMyWHVyU2lsOGc/edit?usp=sharing The inside of the sporran. Large enough to hold my everyday stuff, but not as large as I expected (I read that 2" gussets are common, so I was expecting a roomy pouch by using a 3" gusset)

It took probably around 5-7 hours of work to cut and sew all the pieces. The total material costs (leather, lace, chain & carabiners) was around 15$, all purchased locally at craft shops.

Let me know what you think - I'd really appreciate some constructive criticism!

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Given that this was your first attempt, and that it was created from scraps, I think you've done an outstanding job! Excellent use of scraps to create something useful as well as aesthetically pleasing. Good job!

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Nicely done!

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Thanks everyone for the great feedback! I picked up a thin belt strap a couple of dollars at a thrift shop for use as a sporran strap.

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