I finished the last sewing for Mike’s Hawkeye costume. As a reminder, we’re using the art by David Aja as inspiration:
Turns out a backpack quiver with two shoulder straps like Hawkeye has, where the arrows are tilted to the side, is kind of rare. Usually backpack quivers have the arrows stored perpendicular to the ground. If they are tilted, the quiver is usually on one main shoulder strap like a messenger bag, not two like a backpack. So this took a little more engineering than I originally thought it would.
1) I used less than 1 yard of 54″ black cotton duck. Start by sewing an 8.5″ by 6.5″ rectangle by cutting two rectangles of that size plus 1/2″ seam allowances. Sew the rectangles right sides together, leaving a hole for turning, turn right side out, and top stitch near the edge.
3) Take a 13.5″ by 22.5″ rectangle of plastic canvas. This is going to be the stiffener giving the quiver its shape. Trace around it on the cotton duck, but only add a seam allowance on the short sides. Make one of the seam allowances long enough for a hem. Finish all the edges with a serger or your preferred seam allowance treatment.
4) You are going to sew this rectangle into a tube, sewing a circle into one end. To draw that circle, I calculated the radius that would give the circumference I needed and used a compass. Circumference equals Pi times 2 times radius. An easier method would be to sew the tube first and then trace it to get the circle. Either way, remember to add a seam allowance to the circle and finish the edges to avoid fraying (I used fray check, because I’m not talented enough to serge in a circle).