After I built the shell carrrier two weeks ago, I'd been thinking
that a pouch for the empty shells would be nice. I really like the
idea of using quick release buckles to attach the two together. It
will make it easy to detach the lower pouch and dump the empty shells
into a box(to be reloaded later). THAT turned out pretty good.
I built the lower pouch last night. The whole project went
together easily. However, the Cordura material isn't close to being
stiff enough to hold anything. I was going to have to make the pouch
more rigid. I remembered some old slats from a set of vinyl venetian
blinds in my parent's garbage and I thought that would work.
This IS a project to teach me things....so, instead of taking the
pouch apart...or starting over...I decided to "fix" it. I sewed a
layer on the inside to hold two vertical slats and one horizontal slat.
I then sewed a layer on each side for a horizontal slat. The pouch is
now rigid, yet can still fold flat.
My old pouch can't
hold 50 empties very well, so I wanted this one to be bigger. I made it
too big. WAY too big. I'm not sure if I'll try to take a section out
of it and sew it back together or start over.