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Isopod Sling Bag Leather Craft PDF Pattern Download with Video Tutorial

Isopod Sling Bag Leather Craft PDF Pattern Download with Video Tutorial

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Video tutorial:

This sling represents a Giant Deep Sea Isopod, and it's absolutely not an insect, beetle, cockroach or anything else, it's a beautiful marine crustacean. Some may refer to it as a pill bug or roly poly, but here's a little bit of information:

A giant isopod is any of the almost 20 species of large isopods in the genus Bathynomus. They are abundant in the cold, deep waters of the Atlantic, Pacific, and Indian Oceans. Bathynomus giganteus, the species upon which the generitype is based, is often considered the largest isopod in the world, though other comparably poorly known species of Bathynomus may reach a similar size. The giant isopods are noted for their resemblance to the much smaller common woodlouse (pill bug), to which they are related.

The pattern has stitching holes marked for 5mm stitching irons, but on some pieces the stitch length may vary slightly to fit in confined spaces, obtain the correct shape and avoid unnecessary tension. 

Video about how to print the patterns and solve common printing problems:

Size: approx. 

Length: 14 1/2” 
Width: 5 1/2”
Depth: 4”

Formats: A4, US Letter and 24" wide PDF + SVG

What you are gonna need: 


Knife or scissors, stitching irons, maul or mallet, hole punch, pair of harness needles, waxed thread. In case of using rivets, rivet setter. 


Everything except the parts listed below: 4-5 oz medium to medium-firm temper (not anything as stiff as cardboard because the head is stitched in a turned manner and you may get stuck there). 
Eyes (the base): 4-5 oz veg tan
Eyes (the “pupils”): thin dark leather, glossy or with “metallic” effect, or at least anything dark.
Belly, outer part: 1-2 oz lambskin, sheep skin, or goat skin.
Belly “sixpack” filling: padding polyester or foam or cotton, whatever you have on hand.
Legs: 3-3.5 oz soft to medium leather


2 x 1” D-rings
1 x 9” zipper
6 x rivets or Chicago screws

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