A quiver is a container for arrows. Quivers have been traditionally made of leather, bark, wood, furs and other natural materials; modern quivers are often made of metal and plastic.
Some contemporary quivers are designed for special usage such as for speed shooting; hunting quivers often attach to the bow. Cavalry quivers may be attached to the saddle. Most archers still use a traditional quiver at the hip or on the back, for general arrow storage and target practice, while using a specialized quiver when needed.
Here’s a quick tutorial I created for a bright orange quiver for Halloween fun, in case you’re dressing up like a character from a particular Suzanne Collins trilogy.
- orange fabric
- measuring tape
- coffee mug
Fabric from Paron Fabrics in NY.
- Measure the distance from the tip of your shoulder to the middle of your ribs. Cut 3″ strips of this distance. This will be the strap for the bag.
Trace the wide mouth of the mug on the fabric and interfacing.
I used very heavy interfacing just because I had it, but it’s not like you’re going to carry real arrows in this thing. Any kind of interfacing will do. No interfacing? That’s cool. Again, this is just for Halloween.
Cut out a rectangle and the circumference of the mug cut-out and the length of 2 feet.
Affix the interfacing (if you have it) to the fabric and baste.
Sew the strap on both sides for a sturdy, utilitarian look. I used gray thread.
On the bottom side of the circle, the side that will show when the bag is done, sew the strap to the circle.
On the other same side, sew the large rectangle that will be the body of the bag. When done, make sure the strap is out before sewing up the long side of the bag. Stop about 1/4 up.
Bring the other end of the strap between both sides of the bag and finish stitching up the bag.
Hem the top of the bag.
It’s a pretty basic bag but I remembered my sewing machine has some emrbroidery stitches. How about adding some leaf accents to the straps. Maybe because the character you’re dressing up is named after a plant?
Place your bow and arrow in the bag.
Make sure they fit and voila! A bright orange quiver!