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DIY Dump Pouch

skell

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@BackSpasm got the discussion rolling on DIY dump pouches.
I quick put one together with scraps for demo purposes. Here is one I came up with that is pretty simple.
Dimensions can be adjusted to your liking. These were rough guesses to get me going.
Next time, I will probably add an inch or two to the height of the material to make the pouch a little deeper.


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The gray lines in the masterpiece above are folds and the center. I started by folding in and sewing the corners. This cleans up the edges of the shock cord channel.

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The folded over the top approx. 1/2 inch and sewed across.

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Next, Fold the top over 1 inch and sew along the bottom edge. This creates your cord channel

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Next flip over and find the center of one side. Determine your preferred height of connection. I went around 1" below the stitching of my cord channel.
This is the location of you webbing. Roughly shown on the first drawing above. Here is how I have been doing mine. I like it because it does restrict swinging some. Not as much as connecting to 2 rows of molle webbing. But better than it simple hanging from the webbing. Here's how I lay it out:

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I add the snaps before stitching the webbing on. I use these:

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What the webbing looks like sewn on:

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skell

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Now fold the fabric in half with the inside facing out. Line up your edges and sew the two side together. I double stitched for reinforcement.

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Now, mark 2 inches in from the center and the inside stitch. Can be seen above. Flatten out your corner one at a time to this line and stitch across perpendicular to the bottom stitching.

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Once both corners are sewn it will look something like this...

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The flat corner outside of the stitching can now be cut off. You'll notice I didn't get mine even. I was rushing...and I don't think my ropes will care.
Here's a pic with the corners removed:

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Flip it right side out and you end up with this:

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ThomasHemlock

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THanks for the detailed post. I may give this a shot. I was planning to use a couple magazine dump pouches but your design looks a LOT lighter and I have plenty of scrap camo fabric laying around.
 

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THanks for the detailed post. I may give this a shot. I was planning to use a couple magazine dump pouches but your design looks a LOT lighter and I have plenty of scrap camo fabric laying around.
Super easy if you can run a sewing machine. Your post had me curious of final weight. Depending on the accuracy of our scale: 1.41 oz.

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Great build. Your making of the flat bottom is so, so much easier than the round bottom I put on my rope bag. The doublestraps keeps it stable and up right on the saddle nice job.
 

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Ok, prototype #1 done using some lightweight fleece. My pouches last year were this same material but waiting on some heavier fleece for prototype #2. Mostly based off @skell’s design above but added a few inches for height. Also used the quick attach method for connecting to molle webbing. Way too big for me. I can put both ropes in here and probably 2 dozen SquirrelSteps or more. :)

Next one will be smaller, just enough for lineman belt or tether.



 

skell

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Ok, prototype #1 done using some lightweight fleece. My pouches last year were this same material but waiting on some heavier fleece for prototype #2. Mostly based off @skell’s design above but added a few inches for height. Also used the quick attach method for connecting to molle webbing. Way too big for me. I can put both ropes in here and probably 2 dozen SquirrelSteps or more. :)

Next one will be smaller, just enough for lineman belt or tether.



Looks good! But it does look big. For the most part I guessed on fabric size. I've got some more scrap material. I'll have to mess with sizing a little more.

I think the tethrd quick attachment style is slick...but personally I think it allows the bag to swing around too much. The way I do it just restricts that a little. All personal preference...

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Ok, prototype #1 done using some lightweight fleece. My pouches last year were this same material but waiting on some heavier fleece for prototype #2. Mostly based off @skell’s design above but added a few inches for height. Also used the quick attach method for connecting to molle webbing. Way too big for me. I can put both ropes in here and probably 2 dozen SquirrelSteps or more. :)

Next one will be smaller, just enough for lineman belt or tether.



Would the whole saddle roll up and fit inside it? Might be a use for it! Kind of like rain jackets that roll up in a pocket
 

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The more time I spend on this forum, the more likely I foresee buying a sewing machine in the near future. I never knew I needed to have a sewing machine until recently! :p Thanks guys!
 

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The more time I spend on this forum, the more likely I foresee buying a sewing machine in the near future. I never knew I needed to have a sewing machine until recently! :p Thanks guys!
I prefer to call them "thread injectors" - not sure who first came up with that but sounds better to me :)
 
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