how to make an Einheitsfeldmütze

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Postby Newton30 » 15 Jul 2005 04:15

It only lacks I to sew the insígnia W-SS. :)


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Postby PzGr Conrad » 11 Sep 2005 15:28

Thanx for the great pattern Moses, it was realy easy to use :)

Here is some picture of my first m43 hat.
Made of Swedish uniform wool pre 1945 .
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Postby Newton30 » 11 Sep 2005 17:48

Good work! :D


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Postby bf109e4 » 12 Sep 2005 11:37

I was wondering if u can make a visor/officer cap?????

if u know, plz share it with us!!!

A thousand thx in advance!!!
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Postby moses » 12 Sep 2005 11:55

i would love to try. two big problems though:
- i don't know what kind of stuff to use for the visor, or where i would get it
- i assume it would be some form of leather and i really have no idea how to sew through leather properly (without buying a $1000 sewing machine)

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Postby daviken » 12 Sep 2005 12:52

For the visor, you can re-use those one from old NVA cap. Sewn it by hand properly,it will avoid to screw your motor!

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cap

Postby pzrwest » 12 Sep 2005 12:52

I'm going to try and make one. I'm going to take an east german peaked cap apart carefully and use the pieces to make a pattern. Then i will use a heavy piece of tooling leather for the beak. I will have to hand stitch the beak onto the cap useing my leather stitching needles. Unless you have a shoe makers or tent/awning makers sewing machine that is the only way i know of sewing on the beak is by hand

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Postby daviken » 12 Sep 2005 12:56

I think it is the best way to follow! send us pics when you're done with!

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Postby GebirgsNachHpt » 13 Sep 2005 06:18

id suggest using a lighter weight leather than that...my original is maybe 1/8" thick patentleather...very thin..made to roll up...

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Postby bf109e4 » 13 Sep 2005 11:16

I have the NVA visor...................but the peak is made of plastic while the nazi one is made of leather!!!!

It makes the reenactment a bit "off" from the real one............................(just a bit disappointment)

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Postby daviken » 13 Sep 2005 11:26

Germans got 2 kinds of peak: leather for crusher and vulcanized fibers(=plastic) for Schirmmütze

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Postby Ryan94 » 13 Sep 2005 11:34

daviken wrote:Germans got 2 kinds of peak: leather for crusher and vulcanized fibers(=plastic) for Schirmmütze


And they got wool peaks, on crusher hats...

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beaks

Postby pzrwest » 13 Sep 2005 11:54

Yes the crushers also had wool covered beaks as well as the leather beaks. these caps are shown in the books Headgear of Hitlers Germany vol1&2 If interested I have both

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crusher cap patterns

Postby pzrwest » 13 Sep 2005 16:16

Well i have worked up a pattern for the crusher cap. The pattern is a direct traceing of the actual cap i disassembled. I had to reduce the scans of the pattern to post here. If anyone wants the full size scan of the patterns please e-mail me at pzrwest@yahoo.com and i will send you the full size scans.
contructions:
Pipeing is 1/2"wide then folded in half
pipeing for the top is 32" plus 1/4" added to each end for seam allowance
pipeing for the top and bottom of the band is 23-1/2" plus 1/4" added to each end for seam allowance
band length is 23-1/2" plus 1/4" added to each end for seam allowance
the fieldgrey strip around the bottom is 23-1/2" plus 1/4" added to each end for seam allowances
the other seam allowances are on the patterns
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pattern continued

Postby pzrwest » 13 Sep 2005 16:18

here is the last piece
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