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Tobacco Pouches

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1 Tobacco Pouches on Mon May 31, 2010 11:15 pm

There is a discussion on the AC forum on tobacco pouches


You know the first year we did Henkle and I held the Ladies Aid Society Vicki brought some pouches we used for the little bags we gave some soldiers at Leindo. Maybe Vicki could be of some aid in how to make these bags. Weren't they tobacco pouches? Hey we have our own expert right here.

Debbie Hill Russell

Mine were just multi-purpose little pouches--nails, coins, salt, stamps, whatever. Actually, I think tobacco pouches were supposed to be waterproof or somewhat waterproof, to keep the moisture in the tobacco. I think I've read that some were made with very thin leather.

Vicki Betts

Kidskin leather treated with tallow and beeswax, silk treated with linseed oil, enamelled cloth, vulcanized sheeting (cut up an old ground cloth) etc. all would be appropriate materials to make tobacco pouch out of. The easiest way I have found to make these is to cut pieces of cloth that are shaped as one would draw an eye, meaning an arc on top mirrored by an arc on bottom. One end of each piece would be cut square (this would be the top when sewn so that you can access the goods inside) You will need atleast 6 of these pieces (dependingon size of bag) stitch two pieces together along one curved seam; from tip to where it is cut square. Each of the pieces are sewn to each of the other pieces along one seam only. The end result will look similar to a coin purse/marble bag.
mobley cody

So is there a difference between a tobacco BAG and a tobacco POUCH or can the terms be used interchangeably?


They were also lined with coated paper: usually waxed.
Trowbridge, Steve

Here's a nice fancy tobacco pouch. It's a bit before our time, but I imagine item such as this probably didn't evolve too fast.

Wow - sure hope the owner appreciated the work that went into this one.

I might use the measurements for copying in a plainer fashion. Sorry, gentlemen; I will not be making one like this...


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