Poking around for ideas on how to make something to hold my pocket stuff when I wear skirts, I came across some info on Viking styled belt pouches. Metal support! Belt loop is also closure! Perfect!
Out of sheer contrariness, with a touch of lazy, here’s the basic info on how it was put together. There’s probably a million super clear how-to’s on Craftster or anywhere that discusses SCA stuff. If you’ve got intermediate hand and machine sewing skills and can do a lined bag, you’ll be fine.