Leather Armor Patterns & Tutorials

Welcome to the Prince Armory Academy! Start your journey into the art of leathercraft and learn how to build epic suits of armor and other interesting crafting projects with our incredible patterns and top-tier video tutorials!

Full Suit Bundles

  • Complete Theme Bundles

Learn to craft and embellish incredible full suits of armor, elaborate costumes, and more!

Digital Apprenticeship

Prince Armory is known for crafting some of the most epic and elaborate functional fantasy armor on the planet. Now we are distilling our lifetime of experience into a series of patterns and lessons here at the Prince Armory Academy.

Traditional apprenticeships can take many years and a lot of hard work and dedication but our lessons will allow you to start making impressive creations immediately. There is no substitute for mileage though so our unique angle is to have you learn by doing with purpose-built armor pattern bundles that focus on specific stages of learning, with new techniques gradually introduced with each new lesson and series. 

At the end of each series, you will not only level up your crafting abilities, but you will have an epic creation you can wear and impress your peers.  “Did you make that” they will say, and you will get to proudly say “Yes I did!”

 

You are also free to pick and choose components from our bundles and there will be standalone lessons and patterns to go even further but if you wish to master the craft, you can start with the basics and work your way up over time, one theme at a time.

Keep reading below to learn more about our core apprenticeship series!

Fantasy Armor

A Value Packed Beginner To Intermediate Crash Course

 The Fantasy Armor series is purpose-built to give you a guided tour packed solid with demonstrations, tips, & techniques that will catapult you to new heights as you gain new skills and knowledge. The pattern set comes with two distinct styles along with male/female variations and each video lesson demonstrates new details and techniques to give you countless style options when crafting your suit. 

This pattern set is unlike anything you’ve seen before.  This design features articulation and complex functionality inspired by historical examples and is a true full suit of armor with scalable components to fit any shape or size.

At the end of the program, you will have an epic fitted suit all of your own made with your own two hands, but more importantly, you’ll have the skills to move forward with even more elaborate and exciting projects in the future.

Warrior Armor

Warrior Armor Helmet Pattern

An Introduction To Leather And Armor Craft

The Warrior series is for absolute beginners and will provide an fast and easy introduction to leathercraft and armor making and will focus on the foundations in greater detail.

Imperial Knight

Imperial Knight Series Female Style

Imperial-Knight

Imperial Knight Series Male Style

When you are ready to expand upon your knowledge from there or want more options for your armor projects, consider trying out the Imperial Knight series which will add an all new style and demonstrate even more details and tooling options.  

This series is also built as an introduction to laser cutting leather armor and most parts will fit in common desktop sized laser cutting units such as Glowforge.

Elven Lord

Elven Lord Helmet

Advanced Leather And Armor Crafting Course

When you want to take things to the next level, your next stop is the Elven Lord series which is an advanced course with a jaw-dropping amount of premium tutorials and bonus content that is packed with our secret techniques for highly embellished leather art and armor projects.

Latest Student Reviews

Fantasy Bracers Pattern photo review
Fantasy Bracers Pattern photo review
Fantasy Bracers Pattern photo review
Fantasy Bracers Pattern photo review
Fantasy Bracers Pattern photo review
Fantasy Bracers Pattern photo review
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Robert Jamail II
November 23, 2022
Amazingly clear pattern and video!
I decided to test the bracer pattern with some EVA foam, to see how straightforward the patterns and instructional video...More
I decided to test the bracer pattern with some EVA foam, to see how straightforward the patterns and instructional video would be. I have to say, I am extremely pleased. Start to finish (tracing, cutting, making Para-cord rivets, and assembly) was about 1 hour and 30 minutes. I can't wait to do this in leather and begin playing around with stamping and tooling!
Fantasy Spaulders Pattern+ photo review
Fantasy Spaulders Pattern+ photo review
Fantasy Spaulders Pattern+ photo review
Fantasy Spaulders Pattern+ photo review
+2
Kent Mason
November 18, 2022
Quick bandit loot
Easy fun pattern, will be making more
Fantasy Full Arms Pattern photo review
Fantasy Full Arms Pattern photo review
Fantasy Full Arms Pattern photo review
+1
Max
November 18, 2022
Easy to modify for a not so fantastic design.
Heavily modified version of the pattern, so that rivets were only used at the elbow joint. In addition, no buckles but r...More
Heavily modified version of the pattern, so that rivets were only used at the elbow joint. In addition, no buckles but round-headed rivets as fasteners. Even though it looks completely different from the original, it was a great starting point. Hardened with wax, it feels almost like wearing a plate armour. The shoulder design is by myself.
Fantasy Sabatons Pattern photo review
tatefamily04
November 15, 2022
Very Adjustable
Made full set for my boy. At default size it still fot his size 12 feet with a longer back end.
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