Christmas haversack for my son and a borrowed idea to share

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  1. Bob_Spr

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    One of the items I made for my oldest son this Christmas was a haversack. For the most part, it is just a haversack.

    Technical specs:

    Water resistant
    1000D Nylon
    13 in high x 11 in wide x 4 in deep.
    No strap as everyone has preferences.

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    The bottom is double layered with a single Molle strip to tie things to with cord. The strap on the buckle is long enough to allow a sweater or coat underneath the flap and still pull tight.

    Inside of the flap are two 5.5 in wide x 5 in high pockets with velcro closure.

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    The black cord peeking from inside the corners is the borrowed idea I want to share. Personally, I've never seen this done on a haversack. I got the idea from making dump pouches. Being 11 in wide and 4 in deep, the top sagged a bit. So I punched holes in the front and sides and put bungee cords on each side to hold the top flat. Being bungee though, it is easy to push with your wrist and completely open the front. As you can see in the photo above, the cords hold the front pretty close together.

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    If anyone else has seen this, let me know so I can give credit.

    Bob
     
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    That is a nice design and excellent craftsmanship!
     
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    Thats pretty cool man. Im fixin to do some stuff to my haversack.
     
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    Nice work on a very functional piece of gear.
     
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    MrFixIt Old Jarhead Supporter Bushcraft Friend

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    What they said!
    I like your idea!
     
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    looks great! did you use any plans for this, or make it up as you went?
     
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    I like the mottled coloration of it. A nice touch opposed to a solid color.
     
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    Both. I took a piece of paper and sketched the general plan. Then I figured up the sizes for the sides, the body and the flap. I drew it on the material in pencil. Then I added and erased until it looked like I wanted. After I sewed the body up, I flipped the flap over, folded it and adjusted it until it fit how I thought. Then I moved it a bit until the pockets were as square as I could make them. Finished sewing it and you see the results. I frequently draw things on regular note paper and transfer the dimensions to the material without a full size pattern. On occasions though, I do buy or borrow a full size pattern to use.

    Bob
     
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    Near where my grandkids live is a place called 'Fabric by the Pound'. He had this in his remnant area as he did not have a full roll. I got it for just a couple of dollars a yard.

    Bob
     

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