Introduction: Making a Leather Steampunk Mask
Hi guys! I made a leather mask this time. I hope you enjoy leather steampunk mask!
- Recommended leather : Buttero 4oz
- Leather pricking iron : 2 teeth 4mm gap
- Hole punch : 2mm / 3mm diameter
- Oval punch
- Glue : Intercom ecostic 1816b
- Button stud (4mm in diameter) X4
- Sandpaper 400 grit
- Edge beveler
- Thread : Vinymo MBT #5
- Needle : John james needle #4
- Flat sided awl
- Wing divider
- Edge beveler
- Wood slicker
Step 1: Prepare the Pattern
Please download and print out the pattern that I uploaded here.
(The PDF included a A4 and US letter size)
IMPORTANT : Please set your printer 100% actual size option.
Then, cut out the pattern with some margin.
Step 2: Paste the Leather
Cut the leather to bond the two pieces together.
I used Intercom 1816B bond. (Non-toxic)
I applied bond on a larger piece and put two small pieces on it.
Then stick the pattern on the leather with a tape.
Step 3: Cut the Leather
Punch the holes first before cutting the outline.
I made holes 3mm and 2mm in diameter.
The size and the number of the holes can vary according to your choice.
Then, Cut along the outline of the pattern.
Step 4: Bevel the Edge
I smoothed the edges with a beveler.
(It's size #1 beveler from Palosanto)
and I made a stitching guide lines 4mm inward from the edge.
Step 5: Stitch to the Center
To match the number of holes on both sides. (To the center) I marked the stitching holes before chiseling.
and I made an identical number of holes on both sides like this. I used a 4mm diamond chisel.
Putting the two pieces with outer sides of the mask facing each other, and I sewed it.
Step 6: Turn It Inside Out
After sew it, turn it inside out for checking the shape.
I cut corner parts because they are where your nose and chin will be.
Step 7: Make a Filter Pocket
I cut the inner layer.
As I did with the outer layer, I sewed the center first.
Then I cut the corners as well.
Step 8: Paste Filter Pocket Layer
I scratched the inner side of the outer layer, Then bonded the inner layer to the outer layer.
Make sure to fit the center and corners.
Step 9: Sew the Whole Sides
I made stitching holes according to the holes on the outer layer.
After stitching, sanded the edges with a sandpaper. (400 grit)
Step 10: Burnish Edges
I finished the edges with water. Burnished with a wood slicker.
Rubbing the edges with a Microfiber cloth can make the smoother edges.
Step 11: Punch Strap Holes
I made holes along the marks with a small oval punch.
Step 12: Make Straps
After bond, cut them 10mm in width. (Length is self measurement)
I punched with 3mm diameter hole punch and stud buttonhole leather punch.
Make two straps as long as it fits your face.
Step 13: Insert Filter
I recommend you to use clean cotton cloth or dust filter cloth.
Step 14: Done!
I hope you craftlovers have enjoyed this instruction.
Thank you guys and see in the next project!