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 Complete- Mandalorian Balaclava hood

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Complete- Mandalorian Balaclava hood
« on: Oct 24, 2018, 08:03 PM »
Here I will show how to make a common balaclava hood seen in ST rebels.



My version


Assumptions
Experiance with working with knit fabrics. How to use overlock foot, (use serger if you have access to one).

You will need access to a 3D printer for the ear caps.

Tools and supplies
Medium or large T shirt in base color.
Fabric Patterns.   (These are supplied with the 3D print files)
3D printed ear caps.  (found here: https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:3108926)
Contact Cement.
Fabric ruler
Ball point needles
Contrasting tailors chalk.
Thread color to match T shirt color.
Ball point Pins.
Iron.
Sewing Machine.   (overlock and zig-zag stitch feet).
Scissors.





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Re: Complete-Mandalorian Balaclava hood
« Reply #1 on: Oct 25, 2018, 10:58 PM »
Step 1
Wash and Iron shirt.
Print out pattern pieces.
Tape pieces together matching diamonds.



Step 2
Pin hem of shirt to keep even.



Step 3
Pin pattern on shirt.  (Making sure to place pattern on hem and fold.)
With chalk carefully trace outside. (Press lightly, fabric will stretch.)



Step 4
Remove pattern.


     
Step 5
Pin to stabilize fabric.  (Make sure you get both layers, pin on both sides of stitch line.)



Step 6
Trim fabric leaving about 2" (50mm). (Do Not cut out face opening.)



Step 7
Using Zig-zag stitch on line.  (DO NOT stitch face opening.)
     
     


Step 8
Remove pins, leaving pins in hem and face opening.
Cut out face opening.
Remove pins around face opening and hem.
Trim stitch line leaving 1/4"(7mm) seam allowance.



Step 9
Using overlock turn a 1/4"(7mm) hem on the face opening.



Step 10
Turn right-sides out.
Iron hood to flatten.
Pin pattern on fabric.
Trace ear placement outline. (Do on both sides).



Step 11
Apply contact cement to back edge of ear caps.
Apply contact cement to inside walls of ear cap.



Step 12
Pick a side to start on.
Apply contact cement to inside of ear outline of hood.
Let contact cement set up 10 to 15 minutes.


     
Step 13
(Reminder: There is a right and left ear cap, Barrel goes to bottom of cap, and towards hem of hood).
Carefully place ear cap on hood, lining it up to outline.
Turn hood over and apply contact cement to other ear outline. (Let contact cement set up 10 to 15 minutes).
Carefully place ear cap on hood, lining it up to outline.



Step 14
Turn hood inside out.
Carefully cut hood fabric inside ear outline in a star pattern.
Press hood fabric into the ear cap along the inside walls.
Repeat for other side.


     
Step 15
Let contact cement dry for 24 hours.
Turn hood right side out.
Put on and admire yourself.


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