PIPING TUTORIAL (Jango Vest)

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    PIPING TUTORIAL (Jango Vest)

    Hey Everyone! So, for those taking a crack at making their own vest I thought I'd put some help out there! This is a semi-quick tutorial on how to do the piping on the jango vest.


    Ok for this tutorial I'll be using a vinyl. This will work with leather but remember that leather is a bit thicker/tougher and you'll be sewing through 4 layers at one point!

    For starters i cut my piping piece at about 1 3/4inch wide. This will give about 1/2inch seam to sew the face and lining to. You can cut this piece whatever size you need for seam allowance and to adjust for the cord thickness. So on the left I've got my cord and 1 3/4inch strip for the piping and on the right I've got the front and back panels.


    Now the cord is going right along the back of your vinyl piping strip. The vinyl will be folded over the cord and stitched as tightly in place as possible! You can use some spray adhesive if your having trouble holding closed the vinyl while sewing.


    Your going to need a smaller foot on your machine (something like a zipper foot will do). Their is special feet for machines made for piping the get the stitch really close!


    When sewing the piping down you want to keep the the foot as close to the cord as possible! Don't put to much pressure because you"ll sew right over it! Just keep it close and tight and it will look great!



    Ok now that you've got your piping done, your going to have to sew it to the face(or lining.....doesn't matter). Place the piping on the edge of the good side of your material facing in. This is where haveing a good seam allowance and nice even fold on your piping really helps!


    Now with it all lined up sew right over that same stitch. Again keep it as close as posible to the cord!

    Ok one more step and your there! Once you got the stitched down, get the lining/face and put it "good" side down so you sandwich the piping. Get it nice and lined up the edge.


    Now your going to sew over that same stitch again but this time your not going to be able to see it! So your going to have to feel for the cord and and keep the foot against it.... once againf keeping it nice and tight against the cord. Be carefu here cause the layers of vinyl your sewing here is pretty close to the thickness of the cord and you can easily sew right over it!



    Now pop it inside out and........there you GO!



    Well I hope this was some help to some of you out there! If you have any question feel free to ask! Thanks!

    Lee

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    Re: PIPING TUTORIAL (Jango Vest)

    Cool, i did almost like that, if you use leather, after sewing the pipe you glue it to the rest, them make some sew in to the main vest.

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    Re: PIPING TUTORIAL (Jango Vest)

    Thanks buddy!

    I was going to do it this way, but seeing it just confirms and helps

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    Re: PIPING TUTORIAL (Jango Vest)

    I really appreciate this post! That was the last part of the vest that I was having trouble with...thank you!

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    VERY NICE TUTORIAL!!!

    I am very impressed!

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    You're awesome Lee! Thanks

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    Re: PIPING TUTORIAL (Jango Vest)

    Thanks for the tutorial; have been trying to figure out how to do as much of the soft parts as possible. This'll help me save a bit more for the armor and whatever else I can't figure out to do.

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    Re: PIPING TUTORIAL (Jango Vest)

    Very Helpful. Thanks.
    Do you have recommendation for a source for the vinyl?

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    Re: PIPING TUTORIAL (Jango Vest)

    Well done Lee!

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    Re: PIPING TUTORIAL (Jango Vest)

    westarsmith said: View Post
    Very Helpful. Thanks.
    Do you have recommendation for a source for the vinyl?
    Well I live in Los Angeles and our downtown has a whole district dedicated to just fabrics! So that where I get most of my vinyls. But I'm sure there is a ton of good sources on line!

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    Re: PIPING TUTORIAL (Jango Vest)

    Ok, question... I want my seamstress (mom) to attmept this with my help. She says her sewing machine cannot handle that many layers of leather, I did notice you are using an industrial machine... is it possible with a high quality (but not industrial) Husqvarna machine to sew the piping like this?

    Thanks dude,
    Tony

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    Re: PIPING TUTORIAL (Jango Vest)

    I'm getting a vest done by a lady in the mandalorain merc's site and it's costing $50.00 to get it done since i need it to go with the color scemem i'm doing but i have to say that jango's gear is very bad *** and i also must state it's a bit hard to make some of his gear when doing it from scratch , i'm helping out a friend to do jango's gear up

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    Re: PIPING TUTORIAL (Jango Vest)

    hmmm, do you have her contact info? I will inquire whether she would be able to do mine then.

    Thanks,
    Tony

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    Re: PIPING TUTORIAL (Jango Vest)

    send me a pm i have her email

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    Re: PIPING TUTORIAL (Jango Vest)

    I sent her an email, but I haven't gotten a response... does anyone know someone who does sewing that can do an accurate Jango vest... I have the leather and everything.

    Thanks,
    Tony

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    Re: PIPING TUTORIAL (Jango Vest)

    you could try sending her a message on the merc forum then

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    Re: PIPING TUTORIAL (Jango Vest)

    cool, can you PM me her UN

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    Re: PIPING TUTORIAL (Jango Vest)

    great post, good work!

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    Re: PIPING TUTORIAL (Jango Vest)

    Nice. Thanks for this.

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    Re: PIPING TUTORIAL (Jango Vest)

    Sorry for ressurecting a past thread, but thanks C1RCA for the info, got my vest today and it sure is perdie!

    Also, this is a great tutorial and should probably be stickied for the newbies

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