A few years ago I made a leather sporran for a friend for our annual found family reunion, fondly referred to as The Scottish Party, as it involves whiskey, a fire pit, a dressup opportunity, which appeals to men and women, boys and girls of all ages, and a caber toss and axe throwing contest just because we can. (Performed sober, whiskey to follow.) It’s a weekend spent around the fire, with good food and good friends, and it has happened once a year for 25 years. Last year almost didn’t happen, but we made some adjustments, and made it happen, masked and hug-less though it was. It’s one of my favorite things. Another friend asked if I could make him a sporran too, and I’m pleased to say he’ll be kitted out while he’s kilted up this weekend!
I love that my friends wear kilts, even if many of them only don theirs once a year. It afgords me excellent opportunities for Crafting For Dudes. (Which I doubt I am alone in feeling oft-frustrated by. They can be such finicky creatures.) Three pairs of kilt hose and two sporrans, and I get to give that particular gift of my affection, something handmade, to the men in my life.
This one was made for a guy who has a degree in environmental studies, and so all the leather except the lacing is salvaged from thrifted handbags.
I ALSO made up the pattern in Silhouette studio, complete with sewing guides and hole punches, in the most satisfyingly precise detail, so I could cut it on my cameo out of 12"x12" cardstock. The leather required for these bags is too heavy to cut IT on the cameo, but having an unlimited supply of pattern pieces will be amazing the next time I make one.
Download the SVG file here
Download the PDF here
Please note: At this time, the PDF is formatted to 12"x12", because the cut file is formatted to 12"x12". This makes printing it awkward, for which I apologize.