Here is an idea that happened out of necessity. My favorite tab was lost in the woods, and my spare was a bit too thin. An old pair of Wolverine slip-on boots were outside getting beat up by the elements, but I couldn’t bring myself to throw them away. Then the idea just came to me. I laid my spare tab on the upper part of the boot, traced a copy and cut it out. With a few adjustments, I designed it to my specs. I liked the prototype so much that I made as many as I could with the rest of the boot leather.
The finger hole is the hardest part of the design. Trace the finger hole, then fold the leather and cut a slit. Use scissors to trim it to fit your finger. The photo shows some of the rough tabs and the scissors I used for this project. I also had to show off my Fred Bear Custom Kodiak Takedown.