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Re: Making a Padded Coif
« Reply #15 on: 2014-03-03, 14:27:36 »
I must say it's turning out quite nicely. The trick here though, is just how much padding do I need. I don't want to over or under stuff it.


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Re: Making a Padded Coif
« Reply #16 on: 2014-03-03, 17:49:01 »
All it is missing are the ties, but otherwise it is done.
 
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Re: Making a Padded Coif
« Reply #17 on: 2014-03-03, 18:41:19 »
Nice job!  Nothing beats the sense of accomplishment when you complete a new piece of kit on your own!
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Re: Making a Padded Coif
« Reply #18 on: 2014-03-03, 19:30:54 »
sweet. now for the ties. take a long piece of material that is an inch or wide and fold it in on itself. now sew it around the bottom of your coif and knot the ends that way when u pull it tight it pulls from the entire bottom of the coif not just the ends

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Re: Making a Padded Coif
« Reply #19 on: 2014-03-03, 20:20:16 »
sweet. now for the ties. take a long piece of material that is an inch or wide and fold it in on itself. now sew it around the bottom of your coif and knot the ends that way when u pull it tight it pulls from the entire bottom of the coif not just the ends

Really?  I never knew that!  That makes a lot of sense.  Otherwise it just pulls the corners instead of really seats the coif on your head.  Learn something new every day...
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Re: Making a Padded Coif
« Reply #20 on: 2014-03-03, 20:57:48 »
sweet. now for the ties. take a long piece of material that is an inch or wide and fold it in on itself. now sew it around the bottom of your coif and knot the ends that way when u pull it tight it pulls from the entire bottom of the coif not just the ends

Really?  I never knew that!  That makes a lot of sense.  Otherwise it just pulls the corners instead of really seats the coif on your head.  Learn something new every day...

Neither did I. And that would explain why my coif and arming cap never quite seem to fit around the back. Seems some modifications are in order.
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Re: Making a Padded Coif
« Reply #21 on: 2014-03-03, 21:26:38 »
awesome.

i have seen them done at just the ends and they tare and rip the corners

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Re: Making a Padded Coif
« Reply #22 on: 2014-03-03, 21:47:32 »
If only I read that post before I sewed on the ties. Too bad I'm out of scrap linen.
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Re: Making a Padded Coif
« Reply #23 on: 2014-03-03, 21:51:56 »
I'm sure that would be something you could easily change later on if you find yourself with extra linen...at least, that's what I'm counting on for mine. :P

But either way, it still looks great! How many layers of batting did you end up going with?
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Re: Making a Padded Coif
« Reply #24 on: 2014-03-03, 21:52:18 »
It is done. I must say I am quite pleased with how it turned out. It fits nicely. I even tested it with my new spangenhelm and it feels incredibly comfortable. I just saved myself $15 and gained some sewing experience. Not a bad deal I'd say.
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Re: Making a Padded Coif
« Reply #25 on: 2014-03-03, 21:53:08 »
I went with four layers
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Re: Making a Padded Coif
« Reply #26 on: 2014-03-03, 22:13:39 »
If only I read that post before I sewed on the ties. Too bad I'm out of scrap linen.

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Re: Making a Padded Coif
« Reply #27 on: 2014-03-04, 00:47:42 »
sweet. now for the ties. take a long piece of material that is an inch or wide and fold it in on itself. now sew it around the bottom of your coif and knot the ends that way when u pull it tight it pulls from the entire bottom of the coif not just the ends

Really?  I never knew that!  That makes a lot of sense.  Otherwise it just pulls the corners instead of really seats the coif on your head.  Learn something new every day...

Neither did I. And that would explain why my coif and arming cap never quite seem to fit around the back. Seems some modifications are in order.

Yep, me either. Good info, since I want to get away from the basic "spider liner" and get a proper padded liner. I took an arrow to the knee ... I mean, mortschlag to the head, a couple times at the demo last weekend. One not only dented my helmet, it whacked hard enough that the helmet hit my head. Sooooo, padding is in order! (and a new helmet probably)
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Re: Making a Padded Coif
« Reply #28 on: 2014-03-04, 01:04:59 »
very cool man. very proud moment for you and us!

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Re: Making a Padded Coif
« Reply #29 on: 2014-03-04, 03:37:14 »
sweet. now for the ties. take a long piece of material that is an inch or wide and fold it in on itself. now sew it around the bottom of your coif and knot the ends that way when u pull it tight it pulls from the entire bottom of the coif not just the ends

Great tip!  Man, that makes a lot of sense...
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