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« on: October 27, 2009 02:51:50 PM »

I've never done anything with leather before, but my daughter would not let me crochet a pirate hat for her. I found instructions for a Jack Sparrow tricorn hat on Livejournal and cut the cost by using a ruined leather jacket instead of the new leather called for. Because I was using a jacket, there are a few seams in places where they shouldn't be and I had to back the leather with fabric so it wasn't quite so floppy - but it turned out pretty well - and it's free. The used leather was also easier to work with - I could use my sewing machine on it. As a bonus, I'm making the remainder of the jacket into a buccaneer vest to add to her costume.



Aargh - I would add the link to the original instructions, but I can't find it again.

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« Reply #1 on: October 27, 2009 03:46:27 PM »

It's awesome!!  Nice job!!
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« Reply #2 on: March 30, 2010 08:20:49 PM »

Oh, what a fantastic idea! I have been too cheap to buy the leather to make a hat for my Captain Jack Sparrow costume, this could save me $80 on leather if I find a good jacket! Thanks so much for the idea! Cheesy
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« Reply #3 on: August 09, 2010 11:33:55 AM »

Hey, this is cool! I have an old leather jacket that was getting thrown out...

 Did you end up making the vest? I'd love to see pics if you did.

Here's a WICKED hat tutorial!
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