Simple Multicam ripstop Pocket Pouch

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  1. geneaut

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    I'm an IT guy so at any point in time I can have 3-4 USB sticks in my pockets, along with a flashlight, and my Gerber multitool. I got tired of digging around in my pockets for USB keys when I needed them so I applied some DIY know-how to the problem.

    Basically what I decided to do was make a simple stuff sack with a flat bottom. I'd use paracord as the drawstring, and I wanted a 'stopper' to close the pouch instead of tying it shut.

    I grabbed a scrap piece of 1.9 oz Multicam ripstop from the remnant box, and went to work on the sewing machine. here's the final result sitting next to the Gerber for a size reference:

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    Here's a shot of the folded flat bottom ( 2" x 2.5" ) that allows it to sit upright on desks. Nothing fancy here, and I used it without the flat bottom for a time:

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    Button knot tied on the drawstring to use as a closure system ( slide it up the string to open, and slide down to secure it shut):
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    Current contents. Mostly USB keys, but I do have the small screwdriver/bottle opener in there currently. I usually keep my pocket change in there also:

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    Nothing fancy here of course. It's basically a very small stuff sack that you could whip together in 5 minutes on a sewing machine. I may have spent more time on the button knot. However, I enjoy the utility of it tremendously.
     
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    Looks great.
     
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    Thanks! I wanted to make it fancier, but I couldn't think of anything else it needed for such a simple task.
     
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    I just watched a video on button knots. Nice use of that knot!
     
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    I'm going back and adding them to a lot of my DIY gear. I like them better than cordlocks on a lot of things.
     
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    Looks great and functional! I wouldn't want to drop it on a walk in the woods. Do you have a Bedazzler?
     
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    Nicely done. You can never have too many little pouches.
     
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    hello geneaut,
    Awesome idea. Thanks for sharing. :)
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    Nice Job! that's a handy looking little bag..
     
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