How could Lara fit an entire magazine in such a small pouch? And what would she read in a survival situation anyway? Well, there is a different
sort of magazine that holds bullets that this pouch might have been meant for. It was uncertain in the Tomb Raider costuming society if this
pouch was based on a real-life equivalent like her utility pouch was, but seeing as it was somewhat similar to her utility pouch, I decided to
make the magazine pouch with a similar type of pattern.
The creation of the magazine pouch
It is projects like this that make scavenging for materials very useful, and the same fabric was even used to make Alyx Vance's tool belt later
on, showing why most of my creations are usually cheap to make, if not free.
Whoever left the olive drab green fabric behind.
1 day - On 12 March 2016.
Olive drab green fabric - 0 NOK - Found material.
Snap button - 0 NOK - Already available.
Total - 0 NOK / $0 USD.
Either the snap button was meant to be fabric covered, or the texture
artist was feeling particularly lazy that day.
Either way, since it looks like that in the video game, I will also make
it that way, so the snap button was covered with the same fabric that
the pouch was made of.
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A long strip of fabric was sewn around the edge of the pouch the same
way as on the utility pouch, even though most of this strip is not really
visible in the video game.
With the all-important layers of crap in place, the magazine pouch was
completed and ready to hold lots of bullets, or in this case, a random
block of foam.
The back piece was sewn onto the outward facing edges of the pouch
body with a few straight seams.
Since the fabric was very thin, I decided to make each piece out of two
layers of fabric to give the pouch the appropriate weight and feel.
The front was made as one piece with the sides and bottom, unlike the
utility pouch that was made of separate pieces, but everything else
was mostly the same.
The magazine pouch was made from a tattered old fabric that I found
in the middle of nowhere.
The fabric originally had a dark green olive drab color, but the
sun-faded edges now had the perfect color for Lara's magazine pouch.
The lid was also made as one piece with the back, but with extra
fabric folded over the back piece to make it more durable for hanging
A strip of fabric was sewn onto the opening edge to make it more
durable, then the bottom edges were sewn together with an internal
The edge of the lid was cut to a curve, and a belt loop was sewn onto
the back piece.
A genuine snap button was added to the lid to make it functional, just
because I wanted to.