Sling Making: Step 1: Soaking the Pocket

soaking the sling pocket
sling pocket soaking in room temp water
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Step 1: Soak the Pocket

Soaking the pocket for about ten minutes in room temp water makes the leather supple.  The leather stretches cuts punches rivets and takes shapes much easier.  I submerge it.  Afterward, towel it off dabbing not wiping it.