Last summer my family visited Ireland and the UK. It was a great trip. Seriously stunning. Like go there now. amazing. The picture at the top of this blog is of the Cliffs of Moher on the western coast of Ireland. Anyway, while in Scotland, we stopped in Edinburgh for a day. We had enough time to walk up and down the Royal Mile and my father and I picked out some amazing kilts. Its was not from a little trinket shop either. These are 9 yard heavy weight wool kilts that were hand made to our measurements. Needless to say, they weren’t cheap. So having spent all of our money on the kilts we held of on the accessories.
When we got home, I got hard to work on a sporran for my father. A sporran is the little belt purse that a scotsman wears. Its effectively your pockets when in a traditional kilt. Problem is that the mass produced sporrans are even in the 85-100 dollar range. So its time for handmade to win.
I started with a from scratch pattern that I made up based on a previous sporran that I had. (yes, I owned kilts before I went to the UK).
This sporran was built for my father, It was made to match the sgain dubh that he bought there and the belt buckle. Note that I didn’t make the belt in that picture. It is just a cheap mass produced thing.