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tombanwell
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« on: January 20, 2010, 02:04:50 am »

I've posted a tutorial on my blog on making a steampunk leather top hat. Enjoy!
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« Reply #1 on: January 20, 2010, 02:17:10 am »

This is exactly the tutorial I've been looking for. Thanks!
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« Reply #2 on: January 20, 2010, 02:37:55 am »

I like that, I like that a lot.
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« Reply #3 on: January 20, 2010, 03:52:24 am »

This looks like a terrific project.
I can't wait to try to make one for myself.

Thanks for post it.
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« Reply #4 on: January 20, 2010, 07:13:31 am »

Thats awesome. Let me ask though. If a person wanted to make say a John bull style, would it just take shortening the crown?
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« Reply #5 on: January 20, 2010, 04:57:34 pm »

If a person wanted to make say a John bull style, would it just take shortening the crown?
Yep, that would work. If you wanted the top to flare out, you'd bend the crown pattern into a frown. And if you wanted the crown to get smaller at the top, you'd bend the crown pattern into a smile. Wink
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« Reply #6 on: January 20, 2010, 07:57:31 pm »

Dude, that's freakin sweet!
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« Reply #7 on: January 20, 2010, 08:20:56 pm »

I love it!. Now then, I have a pair of leather trousers that would only fit a person without  hips so if I take them apart I might be be able to make one.
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« Reply #8 on: January 20, 2010, 09:46:23 pm »

Excellent. I shall have to try this at some point  Smiley

Thank you for posting.
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« Reply #9 on: January 20, 2010, 10:02:31 pm »

hmm.

nice
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« Reply #10 on: January 21, 2010, 03:43:45 am »

when i get some leather I am going to try and make one
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« Reply #11 on: January 24, 2010, 09:07:07 am »

When I get the tooling leather and the time together in the same place and same time, I'm going to do a tooled design on the wide parts between the lacing slits of the crown.

Thanks for posting this, Mr. Banwell!

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« Reply #12 on: January 24, 2010, 11:13:11 am »

very usefull..thx!
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« Reply #13 on: January 24, 2010, 04:13:03 pm »

Thanks for the information, now there's ANOTHER project on my long list. Roughly, how much leather would it take to concoct one of these?
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« Reply #14 on: January 24, 2010, 04:42:53 pm »

Roughly, how much leather would it take to concoct one of these?
I couldn't tell you off hand, but if you figure the crown is 24" wide it should give you a pretty good idea.
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« Reply #15 on: March 23, 2010, 06:49:26 pm »

Super interested in making one of these, but I'm pretty sure I have nothing to stitch the leather with, and hand sewing it would be unacceptable, right?
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« Reply #16 on: March 23, 2010, 07:09:42 pm »

Thats brilliant, defiantly going to have to have a go at making one!
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« Reply #17 on: March 24, 2010, 12:01:54 am »

Excellent!! I can finally make a hat to fit my over sized melon.
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« Reply #18 on: March 25, 2010, 01:41:40 am »

Ah, wonderful!  Thank you for taking the time to make a tutorial and posting the link; I'm rather smitten with the design so I'll have to try my hand at the project.
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« Reply #19 on: March 25, 2010, 04:00:23 am »

Super interested in making one of these, but I'm pretty sure I have nothing to stitch the leather with, and hand sewing it would be unacceptable, right?

On the contrary. Much of my leatherwork involves much handstitching. While it takes longer to do, I believe the quality to be superior often times. The five crown seams on this hat http://www.flickr.com/photos/tombanwell/4131091967/# were all handstitched.
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« Reply #20 on: March 25, 2010, 06:38:59 am »

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I made one! what type of cord do you use? I used rawhide from wally-mart And it is rather inferior, not that i expected better  mind.
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« Reply #21 on: March 25, 2010, 09:01:35 am »

I really like the "Out for a bit of fresh air" one the best.  It's very atmospheric and carries hints of eerie otherworldness.  Love it, and the stars to boot.
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« Reply #22 on: March 26, 2010, 12:52:35 am »

Well, I may have found my very first steampunk (or indeed, any garment) project! Now just to work out all the small, unnecessary bits, like how to sew Smiley

Thanks, Mr. Banwell!
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« Reply #23 on: March 26, 2010, 01:20:09 pm »

Ooh. I have a big bag full of leather scraps. How big should I make this if I want a mini-hat, the right size to attach to my head with ribbons, a headband, or hairclips, without being too heavy?
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« Reply #24 on: March 26, 2010, 03:54:52 pm »

I should think you could make a circle with a tape measure and hold it up on your head, letting it out or taking it in until you had the right general size, and scale the pattern file up or down in your favorite image editing program until the crown piece had the same width as the measure you took for the circumference of the miniature hat.  After all, there's no standard size for miniature hats, is there?
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