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Leather Isopod Sling PDF Pattern + SVG

Original price was: $36.99.Current price is: $27.75.

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Make a giant deep sea isopod – Bathynomus Giganteus! Video tutorial and SVG file included.


Video tutorial: https://youtu.be/jr7K3eDd9hc

This sling represents a Giant Deep Sea Isopod, and it’s absolutely not an insect, beetle, cockroach or anything else, it’s a beautiful marine crustacean. Some may refer to it as a pill bug or roly poly which are its terrestrial relatives.

This project is for more experienced leather crafters as it may be somewhat scary for a beginner. The pattern consists of 86 pieces and would take about 3-5 days to assemble, depending on how fast you work.

The pattern has stitching holes marked for 5mm stitching irons, but on some pieces the stitch length may vary slightly to fit in confined spaces, obtain the correct shape and avoid unnecessary tension.

Video about how to print the patterns and solve common printing problems: https://youtu.be/iBfn8cXseMY

Size: approx.

Length: 14 1/2”

Width: 5 1/2”

Depth: 4”

Formats: A4, US Letter and 24″ wide PDF + SVG

What you are gonna need:


Knife or scissors, stitching irons, maul or mallet, hole punch, pair of harness needles, waxed thread. In case of using rivets, rivet setter.


Everything except the parts listed below: 4-5 oz medium to medium-firm temper (not anything as stiff as cardboard because the head is stitched in a turned manner and you may get stuck there).

Eyes (the base): 4-5 oz veg tan

Eyes (the “pupils”): thin dark leather, glossy or with “metallic” effect, or at least anything dark.

Belly, outer part: 1-2 oz lambskin, sheep skin, or goat skin.

Belly “sixpack” filling: padding polyester or foam or cotton, whatever you have on hand.

Legs: 3-3.5 oz soft to medium leather


2 x 1” D-rings

1 x 9” zipper

6 x rivets or Chicago screws


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About the Designer
Hi there, my name is Marina Karlova, I live in Tbilisi, Georgia, and I love designing new stuff out of leather. I’ve been designing something most of my life (started in 1998 as a graphic designer) but around 2016 I found out that the most exciting thing to do is to design real things for real life.

I was born in Novosibirsk, Russia in 1981, lived in Moscow 1999 – 2009, in Ecuador 2009 – 2011, in Buenos Aires, Argentina in 2011 – 2014, and in Rio Dulce, Guatemala (on my sailboat) in 2014 – 2021. In 2021 I came back to Russia for some reason, and then everyone knows what happened, so I have lost my business, all my shops were suspended, and in October 2022 moved to Tbilisi with one suitcase and my chihuahua Bonny. I had to leave all my tools and leather behind.

So, chihuahua Bonny is the model on the Bonny Dog Bed pattern, she had been traveling with me since Guatemala, and she is the reason I started sewing (she needed tiny dog thingies like harnesses and carriers, now she’s got dozens).