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Making A Gun Case

"Quilted Protection for a Rifle (part 3)"

Welcome to part 3 of Making a Gun Case.

this is where you'll learn the last steps of the rifle case puzzle, making and attaching the handles.

Go back to part 1 if you need to get your materials.  

Still need to make your case and attach the zippers?

Go back to part 2 to let us walk you through it.

Making A Gun Case:  Handles

By now you have all your materials and the main project is made.

All that is missing is how to carry it.

This is very handy when your out in the field or transporting your weapon.

Once the zipper(s) attachment was accomplished, it is time to figure out the handles.

We opted for using the twill, that is lining the inside of our case, as it was sturdy and non-slippery.

To find out the measurements, measure along one folded/zippered side of the case, from the bottom of the case to the desired overhang and back down again.  This is best to be done with a fabric tape measurer, as it can make the shape of the handle itself.

Multiply your measurement by 2 and add an inch for good measure.  This is the length of material that you need.

The width is going to be 4 inches.


Because you’re going to fold it inward 1 inch on both sides of the width.  Iron press it into place.  Then fold the width in half again, iron pressing in place.  This makes your handle 4 times stronger than it was as one layer of material.

Stitch the 4 layered strip along the overlap.

So where are you putting it on your case?

Pin it into place and stitch down.  You can do this by machine, if your machine will let you.  We stitched it down by hand.

The reason why we did the strap last is because we wanted it to go through all the layers of the case, including the foam.  It makes the handle much more sturdy than if we just attached it to the outer fabric.  After all, we want this thing to last for a few years.

Voila, the gun case is complete and you have the pride that you made it yourself!

Wrap Up

As it turns out making a gun case wasn’t that difficult.  It was a good project to get prepared for the fall season.

Now it’s time to bring home the food and find some other quilting projects to do. ;)

Until next time.

Happy quilting,

› Making A Gun Case (part 3)
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