Now, i looked up sewing with leather previously and it looked fairly simple…This didn’t prove to be the case in real life however and i struggled hugely.
I draw a rough outline of the shape on cardboard and modeled it, so i could see what the idea would look like on. It fit!.
Stenciling the design on i used a light pencil on the reverse and pinned on the design ( my initial thoughts were to have each piece sewn on, however this created pleating on the vambrace so i started again.)
I cut out the vambrace in one section and marked of where each padded section would go, ready for sewing.
Doubling the design: I flipped the already cut out piece over and made a copy of the design backwards so i would have a base on my vambrace.
The pockets of leather were then filled with soft cushioned fabric to pad it out and make it look like thick leather.
I then attached studs around the outside, they were just press in and hit down. i used a rolling pin but too much force bends the stud. I bought these from amazon for 79p for 100.
I’ve since added 4 small leather strips 2 on the front 2 on the back and pierced holes big enough to fit rings through them, these will then be attached to the silver eagle he has on his vambrace.
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