Leather Shot Bags & Accouterments for the French & Indian War.

Leather Shot Bags & Accouterments for the French & Indian War.
Welcome to my Blog! My name is Darrel Lang and I specialize in the Replication of Leather shot bags & Accouterments made in the colonies by the harness and saddle maker of the18th century. All items are hand sewn using waxed linen thread, dyed, then treated with neatsfoot oil & bee’s wax. The leather used is of veg. tanned cow hide 2-3 or 4-5 oz. weight. Other materials used are pig skin, period correct linens for the 18th century and iron or brass buckles. Please take a look at what I have to offer. Thank you!

October 3, 2019

Tapestry Bag #1

My wife Gail has been watching me make shot bags and other leather accouterments over the years. 
She’s always liked the ones made of tapestry.
She came across this material at an antique shop and decide to try her hand at making a bag.
The bag is 10” wide by 12” deep the side seams have a leather welt stitched in place.
The bag is lined with pillow tick and a small inside leather pocket. The flap is made from 3oz. Veg. tanned leather, lined on the backside with goat the edge is trimmed with pig.
Gail drew out the Fraktur image then hand stitched it with waxed linen thread.
Here are some photos of what she came up with.