Anyone out there with husbands/fathers/brothers who hunt? If not, this is possibly the least favorite project you’ll see on my site. That said, I’m really excited I finished these two custom gun sleeves for my dad.
My dad is a huge pheasant hunter, and hunter in general. He grew up on a farm just outside Lake City, Minnesota. I hear lots of crazy stories about his family life and growing up on the farm. As well as a lot of old hunting stories. Really, you wouldn’t believe some of the stories, they’re amazing and funny, and I don’t ever get sick of hearing them.
He gave me a few pictures and measurments of a vintage gun sleeve that he really liked. I told him I’d give it a shot and it ended up pretty great. I made my own pattern and it’s basically just a mini quilt. I used a canvas for the exterior with a homespun cotton for the lining and cotton batting in the middle. Finished it off with some store bought binding and a couple wooden buttons.
The Winchester logo is a freezer paper stencil. Glad I had read Elsie Marley’s post about her freezer paper skirt (which by the way is such a beautiful skirt). I reused the freezer paper and ironed it on a second time for the other gun sleeve, nice time saver, thanks Meg.
Now he’ll be the envy of the gun club.