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Brokennock

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I really like the simplicity of the "Gussler, early Virginia," bag. Especially the use of a button on one back corner to attach the strap and provide length adjustments via button holes in the strap. No buckles you have to fit and attach.
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Note that where the other end of the strap is sewn to the bag, the stitching is parallel to the long sides of the strap, not across the strap. Crossing it nearest the tag end is okay as there is little to no stress here. Crossing it through other end of the stitching creates a weak point that wants to tear.
 

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So would this be stitched inside out.
Yes, it goes together inside out. When it's all stitched you wet it out thoroughly and then turn it. If you are going to welt it, sew it in with the finish side facing you so it will face out after it's turned.


And the gusset goes on the bottom?
Yes.

Also, if you want pockets inside or out, sew those in first. Really hard to do when the front and back are sewn together. :)

There's so much more to this though. It's not hard to do but hard to explain all the details here on the forum. TC Albert's book would be the best source I know of. You would not regret purchasing it.

EDIT, we were typing at the same time. :)
 
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Forgive my lost of thought, what's the welt. Sounds like I should know that this is but my brain isn't working to go today.
 

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Except for his use of glue, and of a running stitch that he goes back over from the opposite side to create what looks like a saddle stitch, I would also recomend the Ken Hamilton DVDs on recreating the Kentucky rifle hunting pouch.
 
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These include a gusset. You don't need to do the more complicated strap system.

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For the flap you use the same pattern as the back to obtain the size and fit for the upper portion and then you can re-shape the lower portion to suit your taste.
Where and how does the flap attach
 

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I made these from a kit you can buy from Crazy Crow. The kit comes with a gusset. I stitched them with waxed linen thread. The lighter one had the gusset. The darker one does not have the gusset. The little collar on the back is for holding a patch knife in it's sheath.
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Where and how does the flap attach
You can stitch it flat across the top edge of the front side of the, back which is common, or you can do it as a hinge with a separate piece of leather or simply stitched across the top so that it will fold over as though it's a continuation of the back. You can also make the back and flap a single piece but you should stitch a stiffener across rhe top where it bends to assure that it maintains the shape where it folds over.

This is as clear as mud! :)
 

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