Originally Posted by azcowboy94
Im thinking of making my own holster. Im not a huge fan of kydex, and would prefer leather (more my style). I've never worked with leather before. Any tips? Also would like to see if i could make a pouch of sorts for my can of mace. I do need it to have belt loops (im only 18 so i can only open carry). Note; i live in Arizona, so any tips that would help keep it from getting hot (if thats possible) would be great. Thanks!
I started making a few holsters from scrap leather from hobby lobby. Get the thickest you can find. I'm starting on a simple OWB design that has been in my head for a while. Maybe make a video to share while I'm at it. Wet forming doesn't have to be soaking wet, just damp. If too wet it won't hold shape well. It can also be cured in a oven to add some rigidity.
As previously stated, YouTube is your friend, search "handmade leather holster" and start watching.