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vintage inspired gun sleeve mini tutorial

here we go folks, a mini tutorial for those of you sewists who have hunting type men in your lives.

You’ll need:
1 1/2 yards canvas (usually comes 60″ wide)
1/2 yard cotton batting
2 yards lining
2 packages double wide bias tape
2 buttons
freezer paper (if you want to do a freezer paper stencil)
vintage gun sleeve pattern

The materials listed above should make two gun sleeves.

Cut 1 of the following from the pattern: canvas, batting, lining.  On the one rounded end (there will be two bumps, you’ll be cutting off ONE) , cut all layers straight across, see diagram below for a visual on what this will look like.

Make a quilt sandwich, lining on bottom, batting, canvas on top.  Pin baste.  I did a random zig zag quilt line down each of the sides of the case.

Attach bias tape.  Please refer to the below diagram.  Here’s Angry Chicken’s video tutorial if you need help with how to attach the tape.

Sew your button hole, and attach a manly button.  Add a freezer paper stencil of his favorite gun brand.  Here’s a PDF of the file I used, just print, lay freezer paper on top the the sheet and cut with your exacto knife.

Hope that helps, and let me know if you have any questions.

20 Responses to vintage inspired gun sleeve mini tutorial

  1. ewenique 04.15.2010 at 2:33 pm #

    What a great idea! And the personalizing just adds that personal touch. I might suggest adding the persons name to it also.

  2. V and Co. 04.15.2010 at 5:13 pm #

    um you would be very welcomed in our neck of the woods with that tutorial. you’d have a bazillion women making them…not for their husband’s guns…but for their own.

  3. hopeE 04.15.2010 at 5:43 pm #

    Thanks so much! I’m going to make this for my hubby for Father’s Day to celebrate his dad who we lost this year!! Appreciate you getting this up so quickly!

  4. sewtakeahike 04.15.2010 at 8:52 pm #

    very, very cool Anna! It turned out so stylish, and we need some stylish hunters out there!

  5. Five Little Crafty Birdies 04.15.2010 at 8:55 pm #

    I have to commend you. This is a hilarious yet practical tutorial. Love it!! Not every day you see a tute for a gun cover!! But in my family, this is the prized gift, no doubt! Thanks girl!!

  6. Christine 04.15.2010 at 9:59 pm #

    thanks! I am sure this will go far in my family and definitely not one you see every day!

  7. Kari 04.15.2010 at 10:04 pm #

    My husband is a hunter and his birthday is right around the corner. Yeah! Thanks once again for such great project ideas!

  8. Molly @ A Bit O' Shine 04.16.2010 at 12:08 pm #

    Love this!

  9. Mama Jane 04.17.2010 at 1:15 am #

    Found you through One Pretty Thing. This is a great idea. I think I will make a couple of these for the hubby, but also a couple for myself. Thanks for the idea and instructions.

  10. Sew Much Ado 04.19.2010 at 10:34 am #

    Okay Anna, my husband will owe you a big thank you for this! He loves hunting.

  11. muralimanohar 07.16.2010 at 2:00 pm #

    Oh, wow. Craft world wins again. :p My dh has been bugging me to make a cover, and I have been putting it off…who would have figured someone made a TUT for it???? 😀 😀

  12. Jojo 08.15.2010 at 12:30 pm #

    This is great! Thanks.

  13. Alyssa 12.05.2010 at 2:21 pm #

    Just found this tutorial but I can’t get Mediafire to let me download the pattern. Thanks for the idea though, this will be perfect my brother-in-law.

  14. Anonymous 01.14.2011 at 11:07 pm #

    Just made one! Great idea! I had to make my own pattern though, it’s really easy, just use a gun as a template. Thanks so much!!!

  15. angelafennell 10.04.2013 at 4:20 pm #

    Hi there! Just discovered this and love it!! Would you be willing to create a pattern for a smaller sleeve for a pistol? Or something similar? Thanks!

  16. Patty K 11.18.2013 at 8:14 pm #

    I just ran across this pattern. Awesome!! I will be stitching up a few of these for the men (husband, son, brother-in-laws) in my life this Christmas.

  17. Tiffany 11.18.2013 at 10:05 pm #

    This is AWESOME! I am SO making this for Christmas presents this year!!!! Please make more patterns for outdoorsy men!!!!!

  18. Anonymous 02.27.2014 at 1:46 pm #

    pdf pattern link not working

  19. Kylie 08.23.2014 at 5:37 pm #

    This would be awesome if it had more pictures to show how to do everything. The one picture is poorly drawn and hard to follow.

  20. chuck 11.11.2015 at 2:02 pm #

    Wonderful blog, and great product. I will put a link to this product from my site we sell cotton duck both natural and dyed that would work well for this.

    You could try to use our ballistic nylon for this as well, water proof, and very good abrasion resistance.

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