This library is meant to be a guide for your material sourcing needs. Bag making can be a pain in the ass as it is. The last thing we want to do is spend hours a day looking for a certain material.
Ripstop by the Roll
RBTR is ran by a dude name Kyle who is definitely a thought leader in the MYOG community. They focus on higher end unique materials, which means they are a great sourcing for your packs that have made it through a refinement process and are ready for the best materials on the market.
Seattle Fabrics is my go-to material supplier for all things Bag Making. They have the widest variety of fabrics, hardware, trim, zippers and more. It’s a one stop shop that is suitable for most builds.
Buckle Guy has been a main supplier of mine since I began this journey back in 2013. Ran by Hugh, BG is a subsidiary company of IAS ltd. which was started over 65 years ago by his grandfather (who helped brands like Dooney & Burke when they were just starting out). Buckle Guy is Hugh’s brain child, bringing hardware and other materials to the MYOG community. It’s a great source for hardware, tools, leather and notions.
A+ Products supplies Fidlock, Trimmers, Trans-Tex, Winhigh as well as their own line of products. You’ll need a business to work with these guys. My experience with them has been A+
Single Bar Sliders
I have multiple of each of these shears. I love them all. Just pick one that fits your needs!
Suppliers To Consider
I have no personal experience with Rockywoods, but based on what I see on their website, they are a solid candidate for materials.
DIY Gear Supply
I have no personal experience with DIY Gear Supply, but based on what I see on their website, they are a solid candidate for materials.
I have no personal experience with Quest, but based on what I see on their website, they are a solid candidate for materials.
PK Supply has a lot of great stuff. They hold one of the few distribution licenses for Duraflex in the US. You’ll need a business account to work with them, and order at least $100 in each order. It’s a bummer, but can be worth the savings when ordering hardware. Instead of getting 10 units at a retailer, you can order 100 for about the same price.
Strapworks is a good source for webbing, hardware, cord, and tools. I haven’t worked with them recently, but I loved their customer service and overall experience.