Leatherwork 101: Make a Shot Pouch

Leatherwork 101: Make a Shot Pouch

Colonial hunters and Revolutionary soldiers used small leather bags, called “shot pouches,” to carry musket balls and other materials. In this beginner workshop, participants will learn the basics of cutting and sewing leather and leave with their own shot pouch. 

Learn the fundamentals of 18th-century dress and what it reveals about the Revolution in this hands-on workshop. Spend the day learning traditional skills and working with your hands, beginning with a close look at objects in the Museum’s Galleries as inspiration for your own creations. Then, try your hand at creating your own replica to take home. Learn tricks of the 18th-century trades and meet others while discovering new talents in making and doing.

No prior experience is required in this workshop suitable for adults and families with children ages 10 and up. Cost includes a boxed lunch.

Artisan Workshops are taught by the Museum’s knowledgeable team of educators and makers, who have years of experience studying and recreating historical objects. Learn about upcoming workshops here.  

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