Today, we’re going to start making a doll sized jetpack! This jetpack is an amazing addition to the Steampunk Flight Suit patterns. The 18-inch version of the patterns are already available and the A Girl for All Time® versions will be out soon.
Since there are many steps in the construction of the jetpack, I am splitting it into three videos. In this video, we will gather all of our materials, prepare our plastic pieces and paint them, prepare our pattern pieces, and cut and prep our leather strap pieces. In the second part, we will cut and prep all of our foam pieces and apply decorative finishes. In Part 3, I will show you how to assemble everything. Since I had to split this video into 3 parts, I will be post a part each week, rather than only on the second and fourth Thursday of the month.
I am no longer sick and I have acquired a new microphone that actually works well with my phone, so hopefully the recent audio problems will be all cleared up.
The pattern pieces you will need for this project are available free to my newsletter subscribers. If you’re not already subscribed, you can click on the link below and get signed up. I also have links below to the SVG files for the foam and leather pieces if you would like to cut those out with an electronic die cutter or laser cutter.
Products and Tools needed for this project
- Jetpack pattern pieces (available to newsletter subscribers)
- Optional – 6mm foam SVG pieces, 2mm foam SVG pieces, leather SVG pieces https://kelibudesign.com/svg-files-for-jetpack/
- 2mm craft foam 9” x 12” piece
- 6mm craft foam 9” x 12” piece
- Leather piece at least 15” x 2”
- Bubble tubes – 2
- Yogurt or fruit pouch lids for jet nozzles
- Tri corner beads https://amzn.to/2JH8mwC
- Compass ring https://amzn.to/2HSiBf8
- Gauge face printout
- Weed trimmer line or thick fishing line
- Interesting plastic caps or bottle inserts
- Small piece of cardstock 2” x ½”
- Small piece of thin plastic (from packaging) – 2” x 1”
- 4 x 5 mm rivets https://amzn.to/2HNeHEh
- 2 x ½” center pin buckles https://amzn.to/2HF3SVq
- 3 x 1/8” (3 mm) eyelets https://amzn.to/2JNcawa
- 17 mini brads https://amzn.to/2CBrztu OR
- 17 x 5 mm iron on studs https://amzn.to/2NzOZnw
- Loctite Super Glue Gel https://amzn.to/2BXjLSR
- Contact Cement https://amzn.to/2WkYzhh
- Rustoleum Paint + Primer in Matte Black (bonds to plastic) https://amzn.to/2CC7u6l
- Glue that dries clear or gloss gel medium and food coloring or translucent paint
- Rub N Buff metallic wax https://amzn.to/2Su7ef3
- Optional – Aluminum foil tape https://amzn.to/2YpNduh or Copper tape https://amzn.to/2Yvnn7X
- Sanding block https://amzn.to/2Yr1gzD or sandpaper
- Leather punches and a hammer https://amzn.to/2F9GMUg
- Mini high temp glue gun and glue https://amzn.to/2Ckb2tR
- Chalk pen https://amzn.to/2UzrHkh
- Ball point pen or similar
- Box cutter and knife sharpener https://amzn.to/2Wk2ZEZ
- Optional – heat gun
- Optional – wire cutters (to trim brad ends)
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