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    Second Day Sporran in a series

    This is a new Day sporran I've just completed. I used a woven belt I bought at the Salvation Army Store for the braid, attaching it to the front of the bag I made from scratch out of some scrap leather. The fur detail is recycled seal from a coat.

    The leather was very soft and plyable, so I build it up in three layers for the back and two layers for the gusset. The front I left with just one layer as the braidwork is quite stiff and gives it the support it needs. All the seams are hand sewn and then covered with a leather trim piece that is glued into place to hide the sometimes shoddy stitch work. The bag is very flexable and opens to a full 3" in depth. When empty, it will come down to a 1" thickness. I added the bone button to match it up with my last Day Sporran. See photos attached.

    Last edited by Shinenotburn; 25th February 18 at 11:16 PM. Reason: pix too big

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    Wow Beautiful work on the braiding!
    "We are all connected...to each other, biologically; to the earth, chemically; to the universe, atomically...and that makes me smile." - Neil deGrasse Tyson

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    Braidwork

    Quote Originally Posted by Profane James View Post
    Wow Beautiful work on the braiding!

    I can not take credit for the braidwork as that was the way it came on the belt I bought for $3. I simply wet it down to reshaped it in order to fit the sporran and trimmed it, then gluded and sewed it into place. The rest of the bag I made to accomodate this detail. You might say the originak woven belt inspired both of these sporrans. For sure it is the most interesting element of each of them.

    I'm very happy it appeals to you. Thanks for your comments.

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    Excellent use of the braided belt.

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    Thumbs up

    Outstanding looking sporrans!
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    Impressive.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike S View Post
    Outstanding looking sporrans!

    You are too kind,Thank you. I'm happy you like them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Me cousin Jack View Post
    Impressive.

    Merci, Much appreciated.

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    great looking sporran

    Too bad you didn't make the braid. I just figured out the mystery braid and would have loved to know how you did these.

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    Braid

    Quote Originally Posted by grizzbass View Post
    Too bad you didn't make the braid. I just figured out the mystery braid and would have loved to know how you did these.

    If you look at the end of the braid on the bottom sporran, it looks like 14 strands that form the pattern with the accent (three ribbon strands) woven as one through the overall design from both sides in symetrical fashion.

    It is a striking design to be sure.

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