This summer, my husband and a friend of his, are planning on going and finding, "The Mother Lode". Mike's friend has been reading books, poring over maps, and has decided exactly where they are going.
Mike had a thought that since his wife sews, she could make him some bags: "Gold Pokes", they used to be called.
So, he explained and drew me a picture of what he wanted.
Then, just to be sure that I knew what he was talking about, he drafted me a pattern.
I'm not sure if he knew that I had a whole bunch of old leather jackets that I had bought at a discount re-use store;but, he mentioned that having them out of leather would be really great, since that's how the old ones used to be.
So I showed him my leather jackets, and he chose one to make these beasties out of.
The two top ones are fairly large. They were made from the sleeves. (About 12-14" long) The two bottom ones were what Mike was originally planning. (Roughly 4X6")
Then, he was searching in a bag he keeps his cords in, and he realized it would be the right size and shape. So, he showed the bag and explained what he wanted.
This time, I drew up the pattern and explanation for myself.
Because the original little bag was not very heavy duty, he wanted to see what it would look like in a heavier duty fabric. So I made one out of denim.
And, the interior,
(I will make one out of leather -- eventually.)
What do you think, Craftsters and guests? Feedback welcome.