Darrel Lang has a blog, Leather from the Past, which showcases his work of leather shot bags and accouterments for the French and Indian War made in the colonies by the harness and saddle maker of the 18th century. All items are hand sewn using waxed linen thread, dyed, then treated with neatsfoot oil and bee's wax. The leather used is vegetable tanned cow hide 2-3 or 4-5 oz. weight. Other materials used are pig skin, period correct linens for the 18th century and iron or brass buckles.
This single shot bag was made from 2-3 oz. vegetable tanned leather, hand stitched with linen thread. The gentleman who ordered the bag requested a small inside pocket and some tooling on the flap. The bag is seven inches wide and six and half inches deep with an inch and half wide gusset added, all seams are welted. The strap is one inch wide with a forged buckle and a brass button closure.
Copy and photos supplied by Darrel Land from Leather from the Past.