Archer’s quiver DIY

You’ll need some tools:
  • sewing machine
  • leather punch
  • rotary knife
  • ruler
  • cutting mat
  • rivet setting tools
You’ll need a few materials:
  • 8oz. strap leather
  • heavy canvas (vintage army tent here)
  • 5oz. garment leather
  • copper rivets

I took up archery not too long ago and realized it can be super relaxing when things get stressful. The bad news is, I’ve been pretty busy in the shop and haven’t shot much lately. However with all this shop time, I have been working on a quiver. When I finally do make it out to the range again, I won’t have to carry my arrows in a rubber band.

Here’s the instructions to make one for yourself. Like all my experiments on here, there’s lots of ways to do this, and modifications for your own use too. My plan went like this:

Start by cutting your main material into three parts for the body. Two pieces 6”x26” and one pocket piece at 6”x12”. Cut a piece of leather or other thicker material for the bottom at a dimension of 6”x7.5”.

Lay the pocket piece flipped and reversed onto one of the body panels and sew the bottom of the pocket to the body. Then flip the panel over into place. I added a top-stitch on as well to match the original army tent material’s construction. Sew your leather bottom panel to the bottom of the first body panel, and then the other size to the second body panel. I used tape to align panels before sewing. You can use double-sized tape too, if you want them stuck in place.

After all the panels are together, fold the panels in half, inside-out. Make sure your pocket is in the correct place and then clip or pin everything together. Sew down the side seams, stopping 2.5 inches from going all the way to the leather bottom. While still inside-out, make a tube and push the leather bottom seam to spread the open area and flatten and then sew a stitch perpendicular to the side seam. After sewn, cut the extra material off.

Last steps are to attach hardware to the quiver body. I used copper rivets, leather bits a d-ring and a small buckle to make strap attachment points. Where it attaches to the opening, I folded the end of the strap over, with a d-ring in the fold for extra utility. My strap is adjustable with the buckle at the other end, either hang on my belt loop when I’m shooting or over my shoulder when walking to the range.

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16 Responses to “Archer’s quiver DIY”

  1. Angie says:

    Quiver…..or really nice yoga mat bag! Nice work.

  2. Nathan says:

    Now that is pretty! I have to say though, with that kind of craftsmanship I’m kind of surprised at the arrows you’re using ;-) If you’re not interested in making them, I’m sure we could work something out!

    • MMP says:

      Ha ha! You don’t like my cheap ‘kids’ arrows? I figured I’d get something tough until I stop hitting the pavement/building/nearbycars/targetuprights. With practice, those babies will be upgraded!

      • Nathan says:

        Well keep at it, it’s a rewarding skill. You might try putting something a bit more rigid to keep the top open. It will make your arrow retrieval more consistent, and as I’m sure you know, traditional shooting is all about muscle memory and form. When you get into broadheads you’ll have to make something more robust, and I look forward to that! Kudos

  3. Libby says:

    Rad post Matt. Love all your DIY projects. Keep on the good foot.

  4. Samantha says:

    great tutorial, I love the colors you used too. I was wondering though, what type of bow is that?

  5. Keith says:

    Seconding the recommendation on the Samick Sage – great starter bow. You might also note that it is a ‘take-down’ model, meaning the upper and lower limbs detach for easy carrying, and can be swapped out for higher draw weights as your strength increases.

    Thanks for the schematics – I think I have a project for winter (and might work on companion bow case as well). Maybe I’ll see you up at the Washington Park range!

  6. Svyatoslav says:

    Hi, where do you buy these hardware? Thanks.

  7. Matt says:

    What size rivets?

  8. Matthew says:

    I don’t have enough time on my hands to do something like this. I am in the Navy and I go out to sea regulary. is there something we could work out. I would definitely pay you to make me something like this. I just picked up on this sport and need a good lasting quiver. email me.

    • Matt Pierce says:

      Hey Matthew, we’re not currently in production, but I might in the future… you’re one of many that have been asking for this. Thanks for your inquiry!