These purses? Belts? (I call mine my pursebelt) are wonderfully handy for chainmail on the go. The large pocket holds two rectangular tins, the small pocket holds one more rectangular tin, and the two tiny pockets each hold a pair of regular pliers. The two large rings in front allow the belt to hinge and fit around your hips very gracefully. (The rings are also handy to clip on keys, and a multitool, and another multitool, and a mask, and…)
The short pursebelt has three sets of holes (two inches of adjustment) at the back buckle and seven sets of holes (six inches of adjustment) at the front buckle. The long pursebelt has six sets of holes (five inches of adjustment) at the back buckle and ten sets of holes (nine inches of adjustment) at the front buckle. Splitting the adjustment areas like this allows you to decide how far back/forward you want the pockets to land.
When I first commissioned a leatherworker to make these I only had chainmail in mind, but it turns out that this is my also my favorite everyday purse – big pocket for wallet and notepad, small pocket for cards, and tiny pockets for lip balm and pencils. It’s been my everyday purse for about five years, and is still going strong!
The chainmail belt in the modeled pictures is built on leather belt ends that you can use for any type of belt you want.