Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Bondage Hood How-To

Here is a step-by-step process for making leather hoods that can be used with the open-faced and mouth-only patterns I posted here. These are perfect for a soft, stretchy lamb leather - and you can get a couple of hoods out of a 10 to 12 square-foot hide.

1. Refine pattern and edit for size if necessary.
2. Mark hide for defects to avoid when laying out pattern.
3. Layout pattern pieces, use weight and transfer shapes with colored pencil.
Parts list: Front panels x2, rear panels x2, large tongue, small tongue.
3. Cut out all parts.
4. Clip & sew front panel seam, top of rear panels.

5. Cut & fold down any access openings (optional). Clip, glue & fold down seam allowances: front, top of rear....
...and rear opening.
Open-face seam glued & turned in.
Detail of inside mouth opening.
Rear opening glued & folded.
Topstitch openings.

6. Set & tape small and large tongues in place.
6a. Topstitch tongues using width guide - leaving room for grommets.
7. Remove tape and trim excess from rear tongues.
8. Clip front to rear panels, aligning on center seam.
9. Sew front panels to back.
10. Remove clips, trim...
...glue, fold & flatten seam.

11. Re-draw bottom seam if necessary.
12. Trim seam allowance to prepare for folding (or trimming if doing a rolled-edge).
13. Glue, fold & flatten bottom edge seam. Trim tongue pieces if necessary to make room for rolled edge.

14. Topstitch folded edge. Be careful not to sew through tongues.


15. Mark position for grommet holes 1" apart with tape measure.
16. Punch holes - go slightly undersize for softer leather.
Punch nose holes too, if necessary.
17. Set grommets with washers. Size #0 on the left, #00 on the right.
18. Cut lace to length and lace through holes.

19. Lace hood on form & allow to stretch overnight (optional).

19a. Admire your handiwork...(optional).
20. Paint nose grommets matching red (optional).

7 comments:

  1. Hi Nice. Do you think these patterna can be jused to make a mask with some other material like "lack"? I dont know the name in english, but its jused in bondage clothing and it looks like latex but with more luster. it looks plastic.

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    1. Hi Hanna,
      I'm not sure what lack is exactly, but this pattern could work if the material has the same properties as the leather: 0.7 – 1mm thickness, and some degree of bi-directional stretch. I'm curious to know what has more luster than latex... Is it some kind of plastic-coated material (like vinyl or PVC)?

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  2. Hi Yes I think its some kind of vinyl =) Maby if you have an email I can send you a picture =) I have made a "testmask" in some cotton cloth, but its to smal. I havent pigured out how to apply the measurements of my head. My measures are forehead: 56cm chin to crown: 64,5cm and neck: 33,5cm. Do you think you can help me with this please? =) Thank you so mutch for answering =)

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    1. HI Hanna,
      You can email me at christopherfetish(at}gmail.com I'll see what I can do...

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  3. Christopher;
    Thanks for all your hard work and sharing.

    How do you measure for a good fit for the hood? I am new at this and want to make the hood that has the mouth opening and nose area for breathing. Any help would be appreciated.. I download your free pattern for the Male Hood

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    1. Send me your measurements, and I'll help you size the pattern. Use the diagram here:

      https://fetishleathercrafter.blogspot.com/2012/05/free-leather-bondage-hood-patterns.html

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  4. Hi! I'm planning to make a fabric hood with a medium weight ponte or scuba... I'd like to replace the lace-up with a zipper (I would keep the tongue to manage hair). Any thoughts on not having a mess at the top of the back panels where the zipper would stop? I love this pattern btw. I've been trying to wade theough complicated zentai hood patterns because I wasn't using leather, but I really think this pattern is a better fit for my kinda-sorta stretchy material. <3

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