So Christian has ruined a belt and two ribbons that he has tied around his waist and used as a sheath while playing prince and so I promised to make him a sheath or scabbard. I think it turned out rather well. I think the next time I try this I’d like to try real leather though because the nature of his play is a little rough if you know what I mean. He loves his sheath and it’s the thing he always has on at home if he’s not asleep. :)
It wasn’t too difficult though I wish that my eyelet’s worked better…they didn’t set well into the material so they turned out to be just holes but they look pretty cool if you ask me (the holes I mean). It gives it a rustic look. I’ll get more heavy-duty eyelets made for belts next time.
Sword (for measuring)
1/4 yd faux-leather/decor vinyl or other sturdy material
scrap of contrast material
1. Place sword on material and fold over. Leave at least 2 inches on each side of the sword.
2. Fold bottom portion of scabbard in half and round off with scissors.
4. Fold bottom edge of contrasting material 1/2 inch. Press.
5. Pin Contrast over top portion of scabbard.
6. Sew in place using a decorative stitch if desired
7. Cut remaining material to be 6 inches wide and 5 inches longer than waist intended for (i.e. waist was 20 inches so cut material 25”x6”).
8. Cut a piece that is 6x5 for loop.
9. Mark belt starting 2” from edge every inch for four inches.
10. Sew in female side of snaps at markings.
11. Fold Belt in half and then overlap (as a belt does) and mark where male side of snaps go across from female snaps. Sew snaps at markings (no photo).
12. Should have all three pieces prepared. Can embellish by adding eyelets, grommets, or holes.
13. Fold over top edge of scabbard and sew in place (can use a decorative stitch if desired)
15. Fold belt portion in half right sides together sew 1/2” along edge. Turn over.
17. Sew top and bottom portion to area of belt desired (depending if you want it to snap in front, the side, and if it’s for left or right handed use).
19. Turn out. Sew raw edges together 1/4” from seam.
20.Turn and slide onto belt.
I just love this little guy. He’s so expressive and isn’t he just totally made for drama?