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)
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.

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

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

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

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

  8. 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.

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

  10. 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???? :D :D

  11. 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.

  12. 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!!!

  13. 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!

  14. 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.

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

  16. pdf pattern link not working


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