Wednesday, April 8, 2015

DIY Waxed Canvas Pipe Roll Pouch

I saw a bunch of these online for $60-$120. I made this one for about $4. I had most of the materials laying around already, leftover from other projects.

Making a canvas pipe roll. Not quite finished. I plan to make a wrap closure and wax the fabric.

Making a canvas pipe roll. Not quite finished. I plan to make a wrap closure and wax the fabric.

I used a fairly lightweight canvas and heavy waxed sewing thread, hand sewing the whole thing. Once sewn, I melted paraffin in a coffee can set in pot of water, then used a cheap bristle brush to paint the canvas with wax. Once coated, I took a heat gun to it and melted it into the fabric and then set it out to dry. The fabric stiffened up considerably and feels a lot like leather might. It's pretty cool. I will certainly do more projects like this in the future.

Cheap paraffin waxed canvas pipe roll pouch. Might be a little flammable, but on the bright side, it'll double as an emergency fire starter.

Now I just need to sew a small loop of leather to one edge and get a leather strip to create a wrap closure and I'm done.

Nearly finished with the waxed canvas pipe roll. Love how the canvas stiffened up.

2 comments:

callsign222 said...

Plus one times another hundred. Way cool, dude!

Trevor said...

Thanks a bunch! It was a fun project that I hope to field test this weekend.