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Sword sligin' - create a quick holster for your favorite blade
While shopping at the halloween store we determined that some swords were a must have for this years costumes. For me, a cutlass to go with my pirate costume, and Mr. PieKnits a fencing foil for his Phantom of the Opera. Now a gentleman of the opera house needed a proper place for his sword. With some craft felt and 15 minutes time I created a holster, or 'Sword Frog' to slide onto his belt, ta-da!

This is loosely modeled off of some images from 19th century military issued sword belts and baldrics but could easily used for about any costume with a sword, or just for that toy sword the little ones are running around with!

Posted by Jennifer T. from Dallas, Texas, United States • Published See Jennifer T.'s 17 projects »

  • How to make a costume. Sword Holster - Step 1
    Step 1

    Click the thumbnail image for a printable pattern template. Cut out pattern and trace onto felt. Cut out pattern in felt and the slit in top. This should be the width of the belt it's intended to be worn on (standard belt size shown).

  • How to make a costume. Sword Holster - Step 2
    Step 2

    Fold over far right edge and line up with angled bottom left edge, slightly overlapped. Stitch together. Sew reinforcing X stitches at top and bottom of belt slit. You can add a drop of glue on the back at each of these points as well for some additional strength.

    Note: This is made for a right handed sword fighter, to be worn on the left. If you are left handed, flip the pattern over.

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Penny F.
Penny F. · North Bay, Ontario, CA · 19 projects
I am glad to have found this tutorial. This is helpful but I need to make it a bit different as it is a different style of sword I am using.. Probably a little bit more fabric/felt to be used than what is shown here... I will have to see.
Gingerberrycc · U.S. Air Force Academy, Colorado, US
Cool! We're going as pirates for Halloween, so I'm sure this will come in handy! (Yes...we already know what we're gonna be for Halloween...)

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