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How to attach leather tabbards

 
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AnakinStarkiller (Adam Simmons)



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PostPosted: Wed Nov 13, 2013 4:46 am    Post subject: How to attach leather tabbards Reply with quote

Hi, I'm new to the forums and have found them incredibly valuable (especially SithariRog's Jedi Tunic tutorial). I'm about 90% done with my ROTS Anakin costume and I've run into a problem attaching the leather tabards. The obi and belt keep them in place at the waist, but how do they stay up on the shoulders? Thanks in advance for your help. I'm getting really excited about this costume and about joining the Legion once it's done!
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 13, 2013 5:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Velcro the tabards.
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 13, 2013 5:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Matt2 wrote:
Velcro the tabards.

Thanks for the suggestion. Is the velcro solution "screen accurate"? Would I sew the other side of the velcro onto the cloth tabards? If so, wouldn't I have the same problem with the cloth tabards not staying in place?
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 13, 2013 7:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

My leather tabs are velcroed on, i'm not sure what the screen accurate methode is though
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 13, 2013 7:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've made about a dozen jedi outfits.
I've used everything from safe-T-pins, to hot glue, to velcro.

Velcro works best, as long as the fabric is not going to 'snag' on it.
depending on the fabric you might want so use little snaps.


on screen? not sure about anakin,
but obiwan's tabbards were tacked in place with a needle and thread.
(I'm thinking of a specific screenshot but I can't seem to find it ATM -- it's just a single stitch to tack them in place @ the neckline).
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 13, 2013 8:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

if you find is I would love to see it
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 13, 2013 8:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

sze-wan wrote:

but obiwan's tabbards were tacked in place with a needle and thread.
(I'm thinking of a specific screenshot but I can't seem to find it ATM -- it's just a single stitch to tack them in place @ the neckline).



Interesting I would love to see that to


Try using heavy duty snaps / poppers or button and loop
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 13, 2013 1:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thank you for all the suggestions. Whether I end up using velcro or snaps, I'm still a bit confused as to where to attach them. One side will obviously go on the underside of the tabard, but will the other side of the connection go on the cloth tabard or the outer tunic? If it goes on the cloth tabard, how do you secure the cloth tabard to the outer tunic?
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 13, 2013 5:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

the one I'm working on uses velcro patches between the cloth tabbard and tunic @ the shoulders
(these patches are ~2 inch tall by 4 inch wide and attach horizontally along the shoulder seam -- it's quite a big piece of velcro)...

and then when it comes to the leather tabbard,
there are smaller velcro strips placed vertically between the cloth and leather tabbards, in a slightly different location.



I understand your concern, if you use velcro in between all 3 layers, at exactly the same place, then these bits of velrco will add up to some serious (unwanted) thickness.

the trick is, to never let your velcro bits overlap.

so the velcro patch between the cloth tabbard and tunic,
is not in the same place as the velcro between the cloth tabbard and leather tabbard.

(make sense)?
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 13, 2013 5:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I also did one where I actually "hot glued" the cloth tabbards directly onto the tunic @ the shoulders. Shocked
and then used velcro between the leather and cloth tabbards @ the same spot.

why?

because I wanted the leather to be removable (obviously) .. but for what it's worth,
the cloth tabbards can simply stay attached, when I hand-wash the tunic and hang-to-dry.

this is actually my favorite anakin tunic. it NEVER slips out of place. LOL Razz
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 13, 2013 6:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

sze-wan wrote:
I also did one where I actually "hot glued" the cloth tabbards directly onto the tunic @ the shoulders. Shocked
and then used velcro between the leather and cloth tabbards @ the same spot.

why?

because I wanted the leather to be removable (obviously) .. but for what it's worth,
the cloth tabbards can simply stay attached, when I hand-wash the tunic and hang-to-dry.

this is actually my favorite anakin tunic. it NEVER slips out of place. LOL Razz

I really like that idea. But if you are permanently attaching the cloth tabards to the tunic, why not just stitch them on? That would be more secure and you could even machine-wash it. I might have to do that with mine....
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 13, 2013 8:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

If applying button snaps, stitch the opposing button to either shoulder (i.e. the tab side to your left shoulder, the hole side to your right).

This method means that you will never confuse one tabbard with the other...
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 13, 2013 9:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Jedi of Poker wrote:
If applying button snaps, stitch the opposing button to either shoulder (i.e. the tab side to your left shoulder, the hole side to your right).

This method means that you will never confuse one tabbard with the other...


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PostPosted: Thu Dec 05, 2013 11:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

AnakinStarkiller wrote:
Matt2 wrote:
Velcro the tabards.

Thanks for the suggestion. Is the velcro solution "screen accurate"? Would I sew the other side of the velcro onto the cloth tabards? If so, wouldn't I have the same problem with the cloth tabards not staying in place?


I've seen picture of velcro being attached to leather tabards on screen used costume.

Also I would also suggest to velcro the waist, so the tabards don't slip out from the waist area. If you have waist seams.
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