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Make a flashlight holster for your belt

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Don’t be left in the dark. This leather holster keeps your flashlight handy.

Editor’s Note: This holster is designed for a belt 1 1/4″ to 1 1/2″ wide.


  • A soft scrap of leather about 8” long, 5” wide and 1/16” to 1/8” thick
  • Hobby knife
  • Metal ruler
  • Pen
  • 3/16” hole punch or awl
  • Two large snap rivets
  • Hammer



Step 1: Place the best-looking side of the leather down and draw the holster and belt loop. For the length of the holster, measure around your flashlight and add 1 1/4”.

Step 2: Mark the holes on the belt loop and holster.

Step 3: Find the center of the holster length and mark off 1/4” segments as shown.


Step 4: Cut out the belt loop and holster.


Step 5: Punch out all six holes.


Step 6: Roll the holster, align the holes and push the rivet through from the inside.

Step 7: Slide the bottom end of the belt loop over the rivet and cap.

Step 8: Align bottom loop holes, push the rivet through from inside, and cap and hammer securely.

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16 Comments on Make a flashlight holster for your belt

  1. I used cardboard. VERY FUN!!!

  2. My son’s den made these as wolves and my 2nd son will be making them with his den this week. All the boys love them. We found flashlights at a dollar store, used vinyl pleather instead of real leather and webbing from old backpacks.

  3. Nowadays, you can get mini-maglights that come with a belt-holster for less than the waste of time for this project. At any rate, cute little project (if you’re bored)!

  4. superscout // May 31, 2012 at 2:18 pm // Reply

    i don’t have any leather 🙁

  5. neat! hope my flash light won’t fall out the top.

  6. cool

  7. It works

  8. I’ll use this on my Philmont Trek this summer!

  9. i hope that could also hold nerf pistols

  10. cool

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