reproduction vintage gun sleeve

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.

16 thoughts on “reproduction vintage gun sleeve

  1. Melissa says:

    I myself do not hunt (Although my dad and hubby have been known too), but I still love the projects because it was instant reminder of Supernatural. I ♥ the Winchester boys!

  2. Leslie says:

    what a good daughter!

  3. Care says:

    Wow! They really look amazing!

    Although he isn’t a hunter, my hubs is big on guns. This is a great idea to file away for the future when I want to make a (very unexpected!) gift for him! :o)

  4. That is funny because my shot gun is a winchester and has a similar gun pouch and I have been thinking about making a cool funky girly pouch for it!

  5. hopeE says:

    I would love a pattern for this. My husband has inherited his father’s muzzle loaders and they really could use a nicer covering but I’m clueless where to start, if you had basic directions (hint, hint) I could probably take it from there.

  6. jess says:

    all the other hunters will be so jealous! 😉 you’re awesome for making it up as you go!

  7. Mary says:

    Great job Anna! I love a good man project. My husband is quite the arms-lover himself, so now you’ve got me thinking . . .

  8. sneezerville says:

    i think that it came out great. my hubby would love it. he is a gun and hunting freak!

  9. Jeannie says:

    Now how cool is that!! Maybe I can trade that in for a pair of cargo pants with my son 🙂

  10. I think they’re cute. Great job. (I get knocked for having gun subject matter in my fiber art, so I wanted to show you some support. It doesn’t mean that you’re violent and crazy.) I love everything you make, though!

  11. Leisel says:

    I’d also love a pattern, or some semi-directions. My husband comes from a hunting family and he has lots of guns! Those covers turned out beautifully.

  12. Tiffany says:

    Hello, I’ve been a subscriber for a while and I’d like to echo previous hints/requests for a tutorial. I just recently began sewing and my husband is all about shotguns and rifles. He has a birthday coming up…

  13. Anna says:

    Thanks so much everyone, I’m planning on putting together a pdf of the pattern I drew and a set of basic instructions.

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