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This will be an easy way to turn a leather purse into a fantastic steampunk skypirate leather helmet / renaissance faire skullcap.
Unless you have a good sewing machine you can make this all by hand in a few hours.You will need:needlethreadscissorsleather punch (recommended)
This is where you cheat. You could just use some nice leather (or velvet or whatever) but I find it easier to go to the thrift store and ...
Find a purse that is symmetrical on both sides so that the helmet is the same on both sides. Or be original and don't) Trace the right shape ...
With the basic seam done, try it on your head for fit. If it wrinkles really badly on the top/back of your head consider making a new seam.Make ...
Real helmets usually have a strap on the forehead, and some sort of ear patches to hold the straps of the goggles., and even one on the back ...
If parts don't sit quite right or the straps need to be held down, you can add some more hardware for effect.Rivets, nuts and bolts, snaps, and those ...
I have some other tutorials, with more to come in the future for steampunk..enjoy
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