Saddle Bag and Saddle Pack Patterns

Saddle Bag and Saddle Pack Patterns

Post by wen.. » Mon, 25 Dec 1995 04:00:00


I have a friend in Montana who has become interested in making
her own saddle bags and saddle packs. She has been eyeing the
finished goods at tack shops to get an idea on how to make 'em.
But without a pattern or instructions....tricky.
Does anyone know of any patterns, or books with instructions on
this type of thing? (just to clarify, by saddle packs I meant
the ones you use to haul lots of gear in to go camping)
 
 
 

Saddle Bag and Saddle Pack Patterns

Post by Albert J. Lum » Mon, 25 Dec 1995 04:00:00

Quote:

>I have a friend in Montana who has become interested in making
>her own saddle bags and saddle packs. She has been eyeing the
>finished goods at tack shops to get an idea on how to make 'em.
>But without a pattern or instructions....tricky.
>Does anyone know of any patterns, or books with instructions on
>this type of thing? (just to clarify, by saddle packs I meant
>the ones you use to haul lots of gear in to go camping)

Believe Tandy Leather has saddle bag patterns with instructions plus
all the tools. Maybe also the "packs". Tandy has retail stores & also a
"mail order" catalog. Alternative is find someone who has the desired
bag or pack & make paper patterns from them.
Good first stop would be the local library.

--
Al Lumas
A&J Ranch, Milpitas, CA

http://www.geopages.com/RodeoDrive/1371

 
 
 

Saddle Bag and Saddle Pack Patterns

Post by Eve Dext » Thu, 28 Dec 1995 04:00:00

Quote:

>>I have a friend in Montana who has become interested in making
>>her own saddle bags and saddle packs. She has been eyeing the
>>finished goods at tack shops to get an idea on how to make 'em.
>>But without a pattern or instructions....tricky.
>>Does anyone know of any patterns, or books with instructions on
>>this type of thing? (just to clarify, by saddle packs I meant
>>the ones you use to haul lots of gear in to go camping)

I have been very happy with the ones I made from the Suitability
patterns.  They have horse garb (and rider too) of all types and I
made the bags out of Cordura which is a fabric used in luggage and
backpacks for hikers and is lighter than the leather ones, waterproof
and easier to keep clean...as well as more comfy to lean on at a rest
stop.
You can order the catalogue on-line at:

The saddle-bag patterns are #7220 but I would advise getting the
catalogue (free) and seeing for yourself first.

Have Fun

 
 
 

Saddle Bag and Saddle Pack Patterns

Post by Morgan Jam » Mon, 01 Jan 1996 04:00:00

Quote:


>>>I have a friend in Montana who has become interested in making
>>>her own saddle bags and saddle packs. She has been eyeing the
>>>finished goods at tack shops to get an idea on how to make 'em.
>>>But without a pattern or instructions....tricky.
>>>Does anyone know of any patterns, or books with instructions on
>>>this type of thing? (just to clarify, by saddle packs I meant
>>>the ones you use to haul lots of gear in to go camping)

The best saddle bags I've seen, weren't!.  ;)  Seems the Mexican
Vaquero's down in  Baja California have developed a saddle pocket like
structure where the bag is integral with the skirt, i.e. the skirt is
the back of the bag, with a pocket sewn on.  You'd be amazed at how
handy this is, and since its part of the saddle, it doesn't flop
around, come untied, and do all sorts of *** things to scare the
horse.  Every saddle I have made up from here on in will have a set of
these things on it.

Morgan James