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Thursday, March 25, 2010

Little Cowboy Gun Holster Tutorial

Every little cowboy needs a holster for his six-shooter!! Over time you might learn that we are country loving people... We dress it, (mostly my hubby and son), we listen to it, we love rodeos, horses, farms, ranches, on and on!! In fact, we both grew up in the country. Especially me being from cattle country, I used to ride horses daily. So naturally we wanted to pass it on to our kids.











First B-day. I made the cowspot cake!!



So anyway, on to the tutorial! I started with some scraps of cow print cotton canvas. As you can see I had to sew two pieces together for it to be big enough... I laid his play gun ON A FOLD and traced the shape I wanted on the WRONG side of the fabric.



I unfolded it, and BEFORE sewing the sides, I hemmed the top and bottom. It's easier that way.



 Next I sewed the sides together and turned it right side out to make sure the gun fit how I wanted.I wanted to make it really cowboy-ish so I added some fringe :)



To make the belt loops, I measred my belt  and cut my strips accordingly so they would be big enought to slip on the belt. Just fold and iron like so, and hand sew the loops on tucking under the raw edges.








AND WALA!! He's ready to cowboy up!!!








I also made the vest, and the cowboy pants.... The tute for that is RIGHT HERE.




17 comments:

  1. What an absolutely adorable little cowboy!! And a great tutorial, too! I linked to it here:
    http://sewing.craftgossip.com/tutorial-sew-a-holster-for-a-toy-gun/2010/03/25/
    (Link will go live at 9:45 CST)
    --Anne

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  2. Thanks!!!! Welcome and thanks for visiting me :)

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  3. I'm loving these!!! They are the cutest little things I have ever seen. You should start checking out the blog called 733. http://733blog.blogspot.com/ She has a "boy party" every Thursday. You should link up there and find some inspiration too!

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  4. Michelle, Thanks for the tip!!! I just went and linked up!! And thank you for the comment! You are awesome :)

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  6. Those pictures are to die for. Your little man is adorable and the gun holster fits his outfit perfectly!

    Thanks for linking up today.

    Kim

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  7. Thank you for the pictures and your little cowboy sure is cute!

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  8. OH so cute! Now i wish I had a little boy to sew for. The cowspot fabric is ADORable.

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  9. Well!! I guess it could be for a cowgirl too!!! Just do cowspot with pink fringe/holster!! Girls generally have a better eye than boys anyway lol :)

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  10. Great pictures! What a cute little cowpoke with his holster:) Thanks for sharing.

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  11. so cute. my son would love one of these!

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  12. Oh my WORD! That is so CUTE!! The pic of him wearing the hat is SO PRECIOUS! You 've got yourself a cutie!!

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  13. my daughter would love that for her pink guns! Thanks for linking up this week!

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