How to Make Pocket Knife Pouches

How to Make Pocket Knife Pouches
A pocket knife is an essential piece of equipment for any backpacker or hiker. Even if you are only taking day trips, some basic survival necessities should always be with you, and a pocket knife is one of those items. A simple pouch to hold your pocket knife on your belt, keeping it easy to access, is a straightforward and fairly easy project.
 

Instructions

Difficulty: Easy

Make Your Pouch

Things You’ll Need:
  • Heavy scissors More than 1 foot of seat-belt material Waxed string Heavy needle Pen Tape measure
  • Heavy scissors
  • More than 1 foot of seat-belt material
  • Waxed string
  • Heavy needle
  • Pen
  • Tape measure
 
Step 1
Mark the belt loop. Measure the width of the belt you plan to hang the pouch on. Take one end of the seat belt material and fold it over itself, adding a quarter of an inch. Mark a line at this point with your pen.
Step 2
Mark the pouch. Starting an inch from the top of the belt loop, lay the knife on the material. Fold it over and mark it at the two-thirds point of the knife. Cut off the excess material.
Step 3
Sew the pouch. Remove the knife and fold the material over to the mark for the pouch. Using the needle and the waxed thread, connect the sides of the pouch. Once the pouch is half-done, put the knife in place and finish sewing the pouch, molding it around the pocket knife.
Step 4
Sew the belt loop. Remove the knife from the pouch and fold over the belt loop to the mark. Secure it at each of the bottom corners by threading and tying string through the loops holding the pouch together.
 

Article Written By Beau Prichard

Beau Prichard has been a freelance writer and editor since 1999. He specializes in fiction, travel and writing coaching. He has traveled in the United Kingdom, Europe, Mexico and Australia. Prichard grew up in New Zealand and holds a Bachelor of Arts in writing from George Fox University.

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