Are you looking for a way to upcycle your old fabric scraps into something useful? Making your dump pouch is the perfect way to repurpose fabric and create a handy item for all occasions. Whether you’re headed to the range or need a place to store small items at home, having a homemade dump pouch is a great way to be organized in style. Read on to learn how to make a dump pouch.
How To Make A Dump Pouch | Step By Step Guide
Step 1: Gather Supplies
Before getting started, you’ll need some basic supplies. Choose canvas or lightweight cotton material for the main body of your dump pouch. You’ll also need about two feet of webbing, two D-rings, and one piece of velcro. You can use any light fabric, such as quilter’s cotton or muslin, for the lining. You will also need scissors and a sewing machine. Once you gather your materials, it’s time to start making your dump pouch!
Step 2: Cutting Fabric
The first step is cutting out the pieces that will comprise your dump pouch. First, cut two rectangles from the canvas or lightweight cotton material measuring 6 inches by 9 inches each (this is just an example size – feel free to adjust depending on what size you want). Then cut one rectangle from the lining material measuring 8 inches by 12 inches (again, this is just an example size – feel free to adjust). Finally, cut four strips of webbing, each measuring 1 inch wide by 7 inches long, and set aside. Now that all the pieces are cut out, it’s time to start assembling them!
Step 3: Sewing It Together
Start by sewing two strips of webbing onto one side of each of the front and back pieces of material for the main body of your dump pouch. The webbing should be centered on each side with about ¼ inch overlap on both edges. Next, sew one strip of webbing onto each end of one side of the lining piece with about ¼ inch overlap on both edges.
Sew one D-ring onto each end of these same strips so that they are centered in between them (with about ½ inch of space in between). Finally, sew velcro onto each side edge opposite the webbing strips on both pieces for closure when finished (make sure there is no gap between velcro when closed!). Now that all pieces are sewn together, it’s time to put them together!
What Goes In A Dump Pouch?
The items stored in your dump pouch can vary depending on what type of mission you are on and what gear you carry—generally speaking. However, most people keep their ammunition and magazines in the dump pouch for easy access. Other items may include medical supplies like bandages and tourniquets, tools like knives or zip ties, or other miscellaneous items such as pens or ID cards. The important thing is to ensure that whatever you store in your dump pouch is easily accessible without getting tangled up with any other gear.
How Big Should My Dump Pouch Be?
The size of the dump pouch should depend on how much gear you plan to carry while out on patrol or missions. For most people, having one large enough to fit two to three AR mags should suffice; however, if you are carrying multiple weapons systems, having larger pouches may be necessary to accommodate all of your ammo. It’s also essential to get one that has adjustable straps so that it fits securely around your body without being too tight or too loose (this will help prevent any excess movement).
Now you know how to make a dump pouch. Simply putting It All Together To assemble your project, lay out both pieces with right sides up and sew around three sides, leaving one short side open (the side without any webbing) using a ½ inch seam allowance – leave this opening unsewn so you can turn it right sides out later after stuffing it with batting or foam filler if desired. Next, turn right sides out through this opening, then top stitch around all four edges closing any openings at the same time – use pins if needed for alignment when top stitching around curves like corners, etc.; if desired, add extra reinforcement stitches across corners where straps meet too but make sure not to catch straps in stitching as they will not move freely otherwise. Finally, stuff with batting or foam filler if desired, hand stitch the opening closed using ladder stitch, and enjoy wearing/using your handmade “dump” pouch! Happy Crafting!