Leather Patterns  
Leather Lamellar, Elbow, Gauntlet, and Basket Hilt
Last Update : 3/19/99
Author : David Friedman
This pattern gets first billing here for good reason. It is by far the best primer for leather projects I`ve ever seen. Part of a greater work, this chapter entitled The Perfect Armor, has all the information needed to cut, lace and harden leather. After reading this be sure to go see Cariadoc`s Miscellanyin its entirety.
 Pattern Type: Leather
Period: Varies
Difficulty: Varies
Finished Pictures: No
Sample Picture: No
Text Instructions: Yes



The Perfect Armor Improved: Water Hardened Leather
Last Update : 11/12/99
Author : David Friedman
This update to the above patterns describes water hardning as an alternative to wax. After reading this be sure to go see Cariadoc`s Miscellany in its entirety.
 Pattern Type: Leather
Period: Varies
Difficulty: Varies
Finished Pictures: No
Sample Picture: No
Text Instructions: Yes



Japanese Style Leather Helm
Last Update : 2/15/99
Author : Baron Sir Gerhard Kendal
This is a spangen type leather helm with a distinct Japanese feel.
 Pattern Type: Leather
Period: Varies
Difficulty: 3/5
Finished Pictures: No
Sample Picture: No
Text Instructions: Yes



Ivar Forkbeard`s Quick and Easy Gorget
Last Update : 2/15/99
Author : Ivar Forkbeard
Just like the title says, a quick and easy Gorget
 Pattern Type: Leather
Period: Varies
Difficulty: 2/5
Finished Pictures: No
Sample Picture: No
Text Instructions: Yes



Cleaning and Tanning Hides and Skins
Last Update : 4/25/99
Author : THL Gwenievere Smythe
This is a basic primer on preparing raw hides for use.
 Pattern Type: Leather
Period: Varies
Difficulty: 3/5
Finished Pictures: No
Sample Picture: No
Text Instructions: Yes



Making a Padded Arming Cap
Last Update : 9/5/99
Author : Dan DiCristo
This essay is for someone with minimal sewing skills. If you`re not too good at sewing, find someone who is and ask him or her all those basic sewing questions.
-Dan DiCristo
Although Dan originally designed this pattern for cloth padded armour, I think that it would work in leather as well.
-David Heirtzler
 Pattern Type: Leather
Period: Varies
Difficulty: 2/5
Finished Pictures: No
Sample Picture: No
Text Instructions: Yes



Basic Leather Tooling
Last Update : 4/25/99
Author : Lady Brighid O`Maine
A How-To on tranfering designs to leather.
 Pattern Type: Leather
Period: Varies
Difficulty: 3/5
Finished Pictures: No
Sample Picture: No
Text Instructions: Yes



Leather Reinforced Brigadine
Last Update : 4/20/99
Author : Sir Saavogg Haraldson and Regin
Everything is made better when reinforced with leather!
 Pattern Type: Leather
Period: Varies
Difficulty: 2/5
Finished Pictures: No
Sample Picture: No
Text Instructions: Yes



Leather Clamshell Gauntlets
Last Update : 4/20/99
Author : Sir al Hadad al Hadi
These instructions come complete with an excellent pattern for all the needed sections.
 Pattern Type: Leather
Period: Varies
Difficulty: 4/5
Finished Pictures: No
Sample Picture: No
Text Instructions: Yes



Leather Vambraces
Last Update : 3/19/99
Author : David Heirtzler
This is a good starting point for people who want to get the hang of working with leather on a simple project.
 Pattern Type: Leather
Period: Varies
Difficulty: 2/5
Finished Pictures: No
Sample Picture: No
Text Instructions: Yes



13th Century Leather Leg Harness
Last Update : 3/19/99
Author : Russ Holmes
In the hands of a master, this pattern could produce an absolutely stunning piece. However, a beginner should find it useful as well.
 Pattern Type: Leather
Period: 13th Century
Difficulty: 3/5
Finished Pictures: No
Sample Picture: No
Text Instructions: Yes



Leather Arm Harness
Last Update : 3/19/99
Author : Russ Holmes
this is a simple, yet elegant design for a SCA ready arm harness.
 Pattern Type: Leather
Period: Varies
Difficulty: 3/5
Finished Pictures: No
Sample Picture: No
Text Instructions: Yes