Support Area Coming Soon
I know that everyone is at different levels of progress as an artisan of armor, leather or otherwise, and that there is not yet a complete A to Z resource for all the how to, tips, and techniques needed to help you yield masterful results. So this section is being developed to fill those gaps and address frequently asked questions. This will be going up soon and will be an ongoing work in progress and will be supplemented with discord and Facebook communities that will be started soon as well.
So What About Now?
For now, just use the contact form on the site if you have questions that are not addressed in the video tutorials. If you are attempting a project I do that you watch the video completely before asking questions, and also realize that newer tutorials build upon
For additional support, also consider becoming Academy Tier supporter on Patreon where you can get access to a Q&A area among other great perks.
Just to get a little traction on this page:
- The number one question is usually regarding printing the patterns, especially the larger ones that don’t fit on a single page.Here is the simple solution.
First, install this free Foxit PDF Reader Next, when you print the pattern, just make sure you print tiled pages. As long as you have your printer set up properly it should compensate for the margins accordingly. The benefit of using this method over pre-scaled, already chopped patterns, is you can actually scale and resize the patterns by percentage, which is rather important for things like armor where the end user can vary drastically!
- Another common question along the same lines is regarding how to know how to scale the patterns to fit. This can be a complex answer, but also a simple one. The simple answer? Print at 100% scale unless you can already tell it will be too small or large (like if you are smaller or larger than a ‘typical’ body frame) and then make a paper mockup using the patterns and scale up or down from there. Most patterns will have adjustment potential so it shouldn’t be too hard to hit the fit sweet spot pretty easily.
- Always make a mockup (paper or otherwise) of wearable patterns before committing to materials. It doesn’t have to be a complete functional mockup either, just tape up the pieces in a way where you can assess general fit and proportions at the very least.
- Read the included document with digital downloads. These do need some updates and details added but they should cover quite a few of the questions that have been coming through.
- It doesn’t hurt to post your questions on the youtube tutorial videos, especially the new ones. I try to reply to all posts at least the first couple of days but it does get away from me after a bit, admittedly.