How To Make Tassels
In this picture and print tutorial Rosalie demonstrates making tassels suitable for purses and cushions, etc. in medieval material culture.
Lucet Braid: Making A Four Sided Square Lace
In this picture and print tutorial Rosalie demonstrates the four sided square lace using a lucet, suitable for drawstrings and lacing. Unlike round fingerloop lacing, this square lacing is slip free.
How To Make Medieval Cloth Buttons To Match Your Clothes Or Hood
In this picture and print tutorial Rosalie demonstrates making fabric buttons.
Tablet Weaving the Edge of a Hood
In this picture and print tutorial Katafalk outlines how to apply a tablet woven edge. The example is a hood, however, this tutorial can be translated to the edge of any garment you wanted to tablet weave onto.
How To Sew Eyelets
In this picture and print tutorial Rosalie demonstrates how to make a hole in fabric and then keep it there with a hand sewn eyelet.
Setting a Godet into Slit Fabric
In this picture and print tutorial from La Cotte Simple demonstrates how to apply a godet, which is similar to a gore, but does not run the entire length of what it is being added to.
How To Sew A Buttonhole
In this picture and print tutorial Rosalie gives some advice on how to sew an authentic medieval button hole.
Garment Patterning & Construction
Drafting a Grande Assiette-Style Upper Sleeve From Measurements
This resource from La Cotte Simple gives guidance on how to draft and pattern the gradne assiette style sleeve, which is not as straight forward as one could hope. The link is to the article, which also requires following a link to download the full .doc document.
Recreating a 14th Century Pourpoint
A detailed research paper and photo guide by Sarai Tindall of Clothing the Past on patterning and constructing a 14th century pourpoint.
Patterning and Making Padded 14th-Century Armour
A detailed research paper and photo guide by Sarai Tindall of Clothing the Past on pattering and constructing various pieces of padded armor including helmet liner/aventail liner, pourpoint, lendenier, and cuisses.
Drafting and Sewing an Early 14th-Century-Style Martial Surcotte
A detailed research paper and detailed guide by La Cotte Simple on patterning and constructing an early medieval surcote as worn over armor.
14th and 15th Century Medieval London Buttoned Hood
A picture tutorial by Rosalie’s Medieval Woman on the pattering and construction of the London style buttoned hood.
A picture tutorial by Katafalk on the pattering and construction of a buttoned hood with liripip.
15th Century German Fringe Hat
A picture tutorial by the Sinister Spinster both describing and showing the patterning of a late medieval fringed hat popular in Germany (also known as the “squid” hat.)
A picture tutorial by Katafalk on handmaking a late medieval frilled veil.
Ladies Medieval Hose
A picture tutorial by Rosalie’s Medieval Woman on the pattering and construction of knee high footed hose as worn by women.
St. Brigitta Cap
- The Dreamstress: A St. Birgitta’s Cap
- Clothing the Past: How to Make a St. Birggita Coif/Cap
- The Sinister Spinster: Cap of St. Birgitta Tutorial
- Maniacal Medievalist: St. Birgitta’s Huva (Cap)
- Katafalk: St. Birgitta’s Cap
- Katafalk: Embroidered St. Birgittas Cap
Katafalk: Wearing and Pinning a Veil
Knyght Errant: Hafting a Spear Head
Popula Urbanum: How To Hang Your Buckler
Since all the videos I link to here in these tutorials are on YouTube, I’ve assembled them into playlists. The top right of each video embedded in the site here you will see a little stack of three lines with an arrow in the bottom corner. Clicking it gets you to a list of all videos in the playlist, regardless of whatever order YouTube decided to put them in.