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« on: June 11, 2007 09:28:44 AM »

Although archery is a sport, there is no reason you can’t be fashionable while participating. Yet for some reason, there is nothing fashionable about the industry. While participating in an Indoor Women’s League, I began looking for a hip quiver in pink, to match my custom pink bow. After all- sporting equipment should be classified as “fashionable accessories.” Plus for some reason I have always had to be unique and stand out from the crowd, nor did I want to spend $40 plus for an ugly quiver.


3/8 of yard Home decorator fabric – canvas style($2.02 -40% off at Jo-Ann's)
2 Golf Club separator tubes($2.00)
14” webbing, 1 ½” wide ($0.24)
Small piece foam ($0.50)

Total Cost = $4.76

We purchased 3/4 yard of fabric, but this turned out to make double what we needed. If you have more tubes, you will want more fabric. If you want lots of pockets, or extras, you will need more fabric.

Golf tubes are particularly long, so you will need to cut them to length. We chose 21” long. We cut them with a utility knife, it did not make a perfect cut, but since it’s in the bottom of you’re your quiver, and you’ll never see it, we didn’t mind.

Next you will want to measure your tubes and make a pattern. Since our tubes were 21” long and we were putting a piece of foam in the bottom of 1 ½” thick, our pattern measured 22 ½” long. We also started out by tapering our tubes like a lot of manufactured quivers do, but in the end decided we didn’t need this. We measured the circumference of our two quiver tubes laying together, and it came out to be 7” around. We drew this down on newspaper, then added a 5/8” seam allowance. Voila! Your quiver pattern made!
We cut out two layers of fabric with wrong sides together according to your pattern. Do not cut on the fold, or you will have twice as much. We sewed a double layer of fabric, to help with durability, stability and to have a pretty lining. By cutting out your fabric with wrong sides together and sewing them with wrong sides together, your inside will be just as pretty as your outside.

Pin your two pieces together just they way they were cut out. (One piece is a lining, the other is the outside).

Next are a few suggested steps we did not take. After learning the hard way, I will add them here.

First, sew your top hem. If you don’t, sewing your top hem will become very difficult!

Second, if you want pockets, add them now. Fold your fabric in half to get an idea of correct placement.

Third, pin your webbing into the seam of your quiver. We sewed first, and found that we had to sew the webbing to the top, which makes your quiver hang straight. So, if you pin your webbing loop into your seam, at an angle, it will hang from your waist correctly at an angle.

Fold your length of webbing in half, and sew the bottom together. We burnt the edges with a lighter to keep it from unraveling. Pin it to one edge at a 45 degree, about 5-6 inches from the top. Play with it, and check it out with your belt. You will be able to slide your belt through it and let it hang, or attach a carabineer to the quiver loop & to a belt loop.

Next fold your fabric in half and pin the edges. If you added pockets, make sure your pockets are on the inside. Make sure your webbing ends are on the outside. Sewing from the top sew along the edge, over your loop all the way to the bottom. Turn the corner and sew the bottom shut.

You’re almost finished! Iron your hems, (keep the iron out of the way of the webbing). Clip your bottom corners. Start to turn your quiver inside out. Just as you get the end out, push in the small piece of foam that will make your base. Ours was 1 ½” deep, 3” long, and 1 ½” wide. If you wait to do this till the end, it’s too difficult. Finish turning your quiver right side out, and insert your tubes.

Everyone at league is going to be jealous!

« Reply #1 on: June 11, 2007 09:32:18 AM »

that is gorgeous!  my little cousin would love it! 
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« Reply #2 on: June 11, 2007 09:38:47 AM »

That is so cool! 

« Reply #3 on: June 11, 2007 10:22:53 AM »

where can you get the golf club seperators?  I know nothing about archery at all, but it is my little cousin's birthday this weekend so I'm debating making one on these.  Smiley  I just have no idea where to get those.....and does it need to have any type of handle or anything? 
« Reply #4 on: June 11, 2007 11:04:38 AM »

You can get club separators at any golf shop (usually found near or on golf course premises). I got mine from Fiddler's Green a local shop, but you can also order them from the same shop. Probably won't get them by this weekend however. Check out my bog, it has a link to a place that has them. http://akehurstm.blogspot.com/2007/02/archery-hip-quiver-tutorial.html
Here's a picture of the strap, it works, but I recommend doing it the other way.

But you can call around to places that sell golf equipment, and most people should have them. Strangely enough, archery shops do not.

Because it is a hip quiver, it does not need a handle, just the webbing loop for the belt. Like I mention in the tutorial to put it in the seam a couple inches down rather than the top so it will hang at an angle on the belt. Very important to archers. I have not redone mine, partly cause I'm lazy, and partly because I don't mind.

Is your cousin a girl or boy? I have gotten tons of compliments on it at our league night. Even the men loved it. They thought it was perfectly simple, they just didn't want it in pink. Smiley Hope that helps.

« Reply #5 on: June 11, 2007 11:08:42 AM »

A girl, she is gosh, I think about 10 or so.....this weekend is her party and I'm trying to figure out what to do......I have to get making her something quickly.....lol....I'm such a slacker! 
« Reply #6 on: June 11, 2007 11:13:50 AM »

I assume she shoots? She would LOVE this. Make the tubes shorter for her than I made mine, because it might drag on the ground otherwise. I made one for a little girl I knew and she LOVED it. Most of my time was spent figure out how to make it, but even with that, it only took about an hour.

« Reply #7 on: June 11, 2007 11:20:01 AM »

how much shorter would you say?  I'm not super close with her, I mean really I see them for the holidays and thats about it, but her and her entire family love to go shooting.....I think this would work out well for her...now if I can just get to the store to buy everything and find those golf club thingies....lol.....I have no idea where a golf store is in our area, I'm going to have to research it....lol
« Reply #8 on: June 11, 2007 11:23:19 AM »

I would probably cut them down to about 16-18". You really don't need the foam, I ended up taking mine out. All you really need is a bit of heavier fabric, some webbing, and tubes.

Just look in the phone book and give them a call. Really anyone who caries golf bags usually have them. And like I said, this was a VERY easy project.

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« Reply #9 on: June 11, 2007 11:32:44 AM »

Great tute thanks, my daughters been in a league for 10 years now, she shoots a recurve though. Its a great sport to teach people focus and concentration.

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« Reply #10 on: June 11, 2007 11:38:22 AM »

Wow thats a great idea, i've been shooting for years and woulda never thought of that, i'll have to try it out Smiley

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« Reply #11 on: June 11, 2007 12:42:32 PM »

Wow! Good job!

I don't know why, but I find myself astonished that there is a whole subculture of archery folks on craftster. I haven't shot since lettering in archery in High school (many many moons ago) except one brief family vacation. I wouldn't even know where to go around here (except maybe Boy Scout headquarters).
« Reply #12 on: June 11, 2007 12:56:36 PM »

Archery is actually a very popular sports in some areas. I know lots of archers that craft & shoot. It's relatively noncompetitive (although it can be), but i's great and all ages & physical abilities can participate. However, it does tend to be a male dominated sport. But finding a Women's League or an opportunity to participate without feeling self conscience is the way to go.

« Reply #13 on: June 11, 2007 01:35:05 PM »

Well, I know that the women's team from Texas A&M usually has a pretty good, competitive team (I read about them in the Aggie news), but I guess I ought to look around for some women's leagues in Austin or San Antonio (nearest metropolitan areas to me).
« Reply #14 on: June 11, 2007 02:08:45 PM »

this is FANTASTIC!
Thanks so much!

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« Reply #15 on: June 11, 2007 02:17:56 PM »

This is fantastic; I love it when people craft for their hobbies!

I've never done archery, though I think it looks fun. Maybe someday...

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« Reply #16 on: June 11, 2007 05:27:08 PM »

could you use a piece of plastic pipe to build your quiver around, with something over the end to stop the arrow point from coming through. Just an idea if you can't get the golf club deals.
« Reply #17 on: June 11, 2007 05:58:18 PM »

The golf club tubes actually don't have a bottom. So, I did put foam on the bottom. I originally did consider tubing, pvc, etc. However, the golf tubes are thin, yet strong. They also have a rolled edge on the top so the plastic isn't sharp. Iused the golf tubes, because they are identical to what is used in a manufactured quiver. I wanted to make my quiver look nice, and in the end I decided that the plastic tubing would not provide the same effect.

But, if you could not find golf tubes, you could use tubing. Golf tubes are fairly easy to find however. Basically, they seperate golf clubs within a golf club bag. So, almost anyone with a golf club bag, has tubes.

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« Reply #18 on: June 12, 2007 01:50:05 AM »

This is awesome!

Thanks for sharing!

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« Reply #19 on: June 12, 2007 03:07:22 AM »

I wish I knew how to do archery... and could afford the sport...

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« Reply #20 on: June 13, 2007 01:33:33 PM »

I love this!  I also have a pink bow. And a boring typical camo quiver. Very cool and inspirational.  What did you use to paint your arrows?
« Reply #21 on: June 13, 2007 02:14:06 PM »

They aren't painted. They are a shrink wrap sleeve that seals over them as a way to identify them. Most pro shops carry them.

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