Intro: How to Make a Strait Jacket
Going INSANE cause you don't have a costume yet for halloween. Worry no more because Rob shows us a crazy tutorial on how to make your very own strait jacket from Threadbanger's Haloweeny How-To's! Watch the full episode at Threadbanger.com!
To begin, you will need two cream colored button down shirts, one bigger than the other. You will also need 6-8 black or dark brown leather belts. (try to use belts with thinner, smoother leather) Start with the larger shirt and with a seam ripper, remove the front pocket and all buttons and the collar.
Fold back the button plackets on both sides, pin and stitch down both sides of the shirt. Fold down the neck opening, pin and stitch. Next with the smaller shirt, remove the sleeves.
Now to extend the sleeves, with the larger shirt laying down flat, align the smaller shirt's sleeves on top of the larger shirt until they match. Trim excess fabric (sleeve cap) from smaller sleeve and cut off the larger shirt's sleeves right below where they match.Fit both sleeves together, pin and sew together on the machine. Remove both sleeve buttons and sew along both cuff openings to seal arm holes closed.
- You will need leather sewing needles for this part.
Next you will attach a belt to the sleeves. Place buckle end of the belt on one sleeve, mark and cut the belt. With the remaining part end of the belt, place on the other sleeve, mark and sew both belt pieces onto the sleeves.
If you would like to add holes to the belt, you do so easily with a power drill or a soldering iron.
Congratulations! you have made a straight jacket! Please make sure someone can get you out of that thing! And visit Threadbanger.comThreadbanger.com for more Halloweeny-How To's!