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PemGreene
04-01-2012, 23:35
Hello everyone, after I made my helmet cover for the TC fast helmets I had a few people ask if I would do a tutorial so here it is. This time I used a SS fast helmet but the process is the same.

You will need the following:

Sowing Machine
Sharp Sewing Scissors
Cloth and Thread (I use ripped up dump pouches for patterned cloths like Multicam)
Favric Glue
Pencil
Iron

First cut out two strips of fabric about 1 cm wide and a couple of inches long.

https://www.onesixthwarriors.com/photo/files/2/9/6/3/img_5142.jpg

Next sew the ends at the angle of the top of the NVG mount. It is important to get these at the right angle so that the cover will sit properly.

https://www.onesixthwarriors.com/photo/files/2/9/6/3/img_5143.jpg

Now sew the two pieces together making a v at the NVG end. You may want to sew a decretive stitch around the join of the two fabrics.

https://www.onesixthwarriors.com/photo/files/2/9/6/3/img_5147.jpg

Now cut out the sides of the cover by cutting 2 half circles with straight notches on them as shown in the pic. Sew the sides to the center piece from before. Make sure to start the edges of the V in the notch. Then go back and sew the ends of the notch to give it a nice edge.

https://www.onesixthwarriors.com/photo/files/2/9/6/3/img_5155.jpg
https://www.onesixthwarriors.com/photo/files/2/9/6/3/img_5161.jpg

Check the fit of the cover on the helmet and adjust if needed. Tape the cover to the helmet in the front and back so it will not become off center.

https://www.onesixthwarriors.com/photo/files/2/9/6/3/img_5151.jpg

Using the pencil, draw a line on the edge of the rails. I highlighted the shape on mine with white.

https://www.onesixthwarriors.com/photo/files/2/9/6/3/img_5158.jpg

Cut from the center of the half circle made by the rail line to the corners of the rails. Cut at approximately the red lines in the pic above. It should look like the pic below when done. Make sure the helmet cover barely touches the top of the rails all around. This will keep the helmet from looking too big. Make sure the back is just large enough to touch the sides. I always seem to make the back too wide.

https://www.onesixthwarriors.com/photo/files/2/9/6/3/img_5159.jpg

Now fold under and iron down the pie slices that you just cut and sew around the edges to keep them in place. When you are done it should look like the pic below. You can add the white lines as decretive stitch lines.

https://www.onesixthwarriors.com/photo/files/2/9/6/3/img_5162.jpg

Now glue the cover on to the inside of the helmet starting with the back and then the front. Stretch the fabric tight to get it to fit right. I just put the velcro on the cover, you could always sew the velcro to the cover but looks funny when I did it before.

https://www.onesixthwarriors.com/photo/files/2/9/6/3/img_5163.jpg
https://www.onesixthwarriors.com/photo/files/2/9/6/3/img_5164.jpg
https://www.onesixthwarriors.com/photo/files/2/9/6/3/img_5166.jpg
https://www.onesixthwarriors.com/photo/files/2/9/6/3/img_5168.jpg

If you have any suggestions or questions PM me or post it here. Also post any of your helmet covers in this thread. I would love to see all your work.

Paladin
04-02-2012, 08:12
That looks seriously awesome Josh, you should offer them for sale. I would definetly be in the market for them.

mcorrigan
04-02-2012, 09:10
Josh, that is fantastic! Thanks for the how to!!!

uramegak
04-02-2012, 11:05
Great tut!

Thanks for sharing!

Prophet
04-02-2012, 11:29
Excellent tutorial. What stitch pattern/size did you use?

silent_05
04-02-2012, 11:57
Awesome. Thanks for this. Outstanding work!

major.rod
04-02-2012, 14:49
Thanks for taking the time to post Josh

PemGreene
04-02-2012, 16:35
Thanks everyone,

Prophet- I dialed the stitch size on my machine down to 1.5. Note that all machines will not be the same but my machine goes from 7 to 0. 7 being the longest stitch and 0 being a stitch right ontop of each other.

Sir Eaton Flipflop
04-15-2012, 00:39
You are a prince!!! Love this idea - and bless you for posting the tut my friend:):):)