Making a Leather Steampunk Mask

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Introduction: Making a Leather Steampunk Mask

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Hi guys! I made a leather mask this time. I hope you enjoy leather steampunk mask!

Supplies

  • 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
  • Awl
  • 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!

Bye!

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15 Comments

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zeroequalsone1
zeroequalsone1

4 months ago

Where's the link for the pattern?

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Mirela1980buc
Mirela1980buc

Question 5 months ago

Hi. Can you make for me a mask? So i can buy it?

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Osquar
Osquar

Question 1 year ago

Sorry for asking something that is a stupid question, but how thick is the leather? Considering that 4 oz is relative to how thick it is. Awesome craft though! Going to make one for myself as soon as I got time of from work!

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jlhgun32
jlhgun32

1 year ago on Step 14

Just a heads up this won't save you from the coronavirus. COUGH COUGH
Looks sick though.

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jformoe
jformoe

Reply 1 year ago

Ah, but did you notice the inner liner feature, which holds a filter (DIY or otherwise) in place? You can use non-woven materials such as 3-4 layers of a good quality paper towel to make a quick disposable filter. Some have used a paper coffee filter in their filter design.

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Osquar
Osquar

Reply 1 year ago

At least it can help prevent flu germs and such :) And considering how I've seen people wear their facemasks these days (lots of gaps because too small or big, not covering the chin but just the mouth and nose, not covering the nose) I'd say that a mask like this works alot better :D (btw I work at an airport so I've seen all sorts of masks these few couple of weeks and it's awesome to see folks come up with all sorts of ideas when the apothecaries and hardware stores run out of stock. My fav was a modified gasmask (lower half only) and a steampunk/dieselpunk looking one (wasn't sure if it was plastic or black leather)

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jlhgun32
jlhgun32

Reply 1 year ago

But the germs can enter through your eyes and have you ever had an itchy eye you can't scratch. It's pure anony.

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Osquar
Osquar

Reply 1 year ago

I'm wearing contacts around the clock so yeah :P It's even more agony when you're handling chili peppers :'p

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brynwhite
brynwhite

Reply 1 year ago

Ah, but that's where goggles come in.

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Makerneer
Makerneer

1 year ago

That turned out amazing! I get kind of a Hannibal Lecter vibe from it, gives me some ideas for Halloween! Thanks for sharing!

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jessyratfink
jessyratfink

1 year ago

That's so gorgeous!

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hahnsatelier
hahnsatelier

Reply 1 year ago

It's my pleasure! hope it helps a little!

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Uncle Kudzu
Uncle Kudzu

1 year ago

Super cool and right on time! Beautifully done.

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hahnsatelier
hahnsatelier

Reply 1 year ago

Thank you for the comment!!