So, I have been wanting to dive into the leather world of knife sheath making and eventually holster making as well. My own lack of confidence caused a significant delay. Finally, I found a really interesting template for a knife sheath holster by Makers Leather Supply online. As you might imagine, I got really excited – click, click and bought! Then when it arrived, I was overcome with excitement to start making. I neglected to work a few things out. Those few things I have learned the hard way with this new venture are as follows:
1. Cut the belt slots AFTER you piece the front and back panels together. Will save a ton of sanding and your hands!
2. Stitch a practice piece first so you can hash out the stitching sequence. This is always my ‘Achilles Heal’ – EVERY TIME – I just want to go for it! (I refuse to learn from my mistake with this one.)
Admittedly, I do enjoy learning the hard way – I think it builds character in me and my product! So last but certainly not least…
3. Find joy even within the mistakes you make.