While poking around in my IYP Swap’s partner Pinterest I came up this very cool leather pouch… one that I am pretty sure I have also pinned, because it’s so dang cool! I decided to try to make a similar one (finally). Well, the link goes to an updated version from the same seller.
Of course, there are some differences, the first being that I made it a little bigger - the original is a labeled a coin purse, but I thought it would be nice if it were big enough to put a smart phone into.
Mine is also stitched by hand using a saddle stitch, the original is machine stitched and double stitched in a few places.
Maybe the biggest difference is that I added a sleeve for a belt so it can be worn instead of pocketed.
The original pinned version didn’t have a snap, but the new version did and I thought that would be a good way to not rely on the skeleton key to keep her stuff safe! I thought this sew-on style looked way more steampunk than the prong type, so went with that.
This mark was on the back of the leather piece I bought and I don’t know what it’s really all about, but I thought it looked cool so cut my self-drafted pattern so it would be part of the pouch.