how to make a pretty nice lined gun case from an old army dufflebag and blanket!
Poverty is the mother of all inventions. I decided to useso-
Old military luggage bags and a blanket that was torn to throw.
Because I believe there are other people who can benefit from my experience, and may go bankrupt like me, be a little skilled in technology, or be cheap like me, so I decided at the same time, make my first note.
This design is also easy to adapt to ski or board bags with extra fabric --
Basically, anything long and thin can be carried in one of them --
You don\'t need much for this project, just the following: 1.
Military luggage bags-
I used an updated, heavy nylon style in the Velcro strap and outside pocket.
If you have a canvas bag around you, it will work too --
The canvas I bought was from my grandfather during World War II and stinks like death anyway, so I used this one I bought at the local flea market for about $8.
You can find them on Ebay and the remaining dealers, but go around because at any given time, the remaining prices often float up and down due to supply in the secondary market.
If you have to pay more than ten dollars, you can start thinking about itmade gun case-
What fun would that have?
The extra fabric can come from the second bag, your local fabric store, or, like me, keep an ongoing supply of old nylon bags, straps and hardware --
You never know what you need2)Old blanket-
It\'s a mixture of polyester but it\'s nice and soft so it won\'t scratch my rifle and telescope
I might hang on this slaughtered blanche right now because I\'m going to make a second bag for another rifle. 3)
Heavy duty needle and thread.
I used the Dritz needle from the package shown.
My local craft store packs these and usually also has 6 or more packaged products that are cheaper than dirt.
If you have a heavy-duty sewing machine and shorten the item to less than two hours, you can use it.
The thread came from hand-sewn awl, and I have had it for a while --
I think I need it for this project, but it turns out that it is very easy to sew with a medium fabric --
Large and small needles in the package.
This should be the trick for any heavier line, but if you want a nice match in black or olive --
It will show a bit through your seam. 4)Yardstick5)Sharpie6)Scissors-
Very sharp or EMT-style ones-
The fabric is heavy in the fold! 7)X-acto Knife8)Patience (
I found this the most difficult time)9)Zipper (
Optional, sizes may vary)
Start by turning over your bag.
Start at the opening and carefully cut along the seam of the bag length.
When you get to the bottom, carefully cut along the seams around the bottom of the bag, then carefully place your bag on the floor
You have succeeded in stealing the government property of the past!
It will look like a photo if you are careful.
Fold the bag carefully to make the handle (
Not a backpack strap)
At the fold you made in your bag
The idea is to get it at the \"top\" of your case so you can hold it like a suitcase.
It will look like a photo.
You can do this roughly or precisely.
Drop your rifle and find out how much you need (
Unless your rifle is an attack variety and no extra fabric is needed at the end)
Be sure to add enough space to your range (height)
Tip: Add more content than you think you need-
The blanket increases the thickness, making the internal dimensions a little smaller than the measurements you are doing now.
If you want to fold your end to fix it, you will also want to leave an extra charge of four to 6 inch.
There will be more later.
Now that you already have the height and width measurements you want, your bag is still folded, so the handle faces \"top\" and draws a line along the length of your bag, \"Bottom\" is where you are going to cut.
When you finish at the \"bottom\", you want both sides of the fabric to be equal.
Your bag should look like a second picture now.
Cut off double layer fabric with metal cable ring. Using your X-
Acto knife, cut off unwanted straps and straps.
Open the straps and fabric as much as possible to prevent the cutting of nylon.
Gently run a new blade along the stitching
It will easily \"pop up\" if you pull it tight \". . .
After a few cuts, you can gently pull the strap down until it becomes tight and at this point you will cut it again until it falls off.
When you\'re done, clean up the extra threads.
Your fabric now looks like a second picture.
Use your spare fabric to measure the quantity you need
As shown in the figure, they need to be as long as the end of your base package.
Now you need to flip your end so that the \"inside\" of your fabric \"(
Coated with rubber side)
Face up, coating face down on the main bag part-
You will stitch the ends up soon.
To help keep everything as it is, I bind my fabric together so that when I sew it won\'t \"crawl\" and eventually fall off completelykilter.
The final result is displayed.
Put your bag on the blanket.
Measure how many blankets you need by looking around at the edge of your bag as it is placed on it.
Cut off your blanket.
You\'re basically done at this point
Test your rifle for the last timeit should fit-
If not, you can learn a good lesson.
You can use it for another rifle or other items.
Next, you can add a zipper, velcro, or a strap with the fastex buckle to close the end.
I am going to make a zipper because it is easy and I have a zipper size that fits perfectly with this app. l.
The zipper was pulled down from a cheap raincoat I was wearing that didn\'t fit.
Considering that the jacket is rubbish, it\'s a very tough jacket, it only has a straight line of stitches in length, and a couple of bars --
There are spikes at each end.
After a further inspection of my trash can, I found that the zipper of the old nylon CD box was also perfect for the job!
If you can\'t find a zipper at home, check your local dollar store, which is cheaper than buying a zipper from a sewing shop like Alene or similar.
Start by turning your bag out again.
Carefully lean the zipper against the edge of the case.
The main trick here is to make sure the lining, outer bag fabric and zipper edges are all aligned.
You want these sides inside so that when you turn it back --
There won\'t be stitches outside, and there won\'t be neat little seams, just like you did with the rest of the bag.
Take the time to do some stitching at the end of the zipper so that the fabric at each end is not untied where you have not already stitched.
Once you\'re done, turn all the pieces back
Side test zipper-
That\'s it if it works!
You did the first case!
You may want to take your ruler and poke the corner at the end of the bag to make sure it is completely turned out.
In the end, this project is very simple-
If that\'s not the case, I\'ll give it up considering my short attention time.
The good thing is that you will get a sturdy bag with simple hand stitching inside, and the added benefits to protect your rifle finish.
I\'m sure it\'s going to be a \"Where did you get it from?
\"There was something when I took it to the range.
It\'s Monday morning\'s quarterback.
I realize that I wish I had the matching thread I mentioned --
It does show up as the seam unfolds, which will make a huge change in my opinion --
It\'s not bad, but I personally always notice one of these things.
I might sew D too-
Each end has a strap for carrying, and maybe one end has a ring for hanging it-for-end.
With the extra fabric, this can be expanded to snowboard bags, skis, surfboards, basically anything that needs protection.
You can also modify a big bag, laundry bag, etc.
Use the same principles.
For better protection, you can also add more linings, as well as extra pockets outside, or partitions inside to separate multiple items.
Good luck, I would like to know any questions or comments! -