Stepping out into the world of medieval combat recreation can, like any other sport, be somewhat daunting. To start with where do you get all the equipment you need, especially all that nice shiny armour? Well here are your options: 1. Borrow it (a good way to start if spare stuff is available) 2. Buy it new (can be expensive) 3. Buy it second hand (cheaper but will it fit or be worn out already?) 4. Make it yourself. 5. Any combination of the above! This booklet is a primer for those who want to try the fourth option; it sets out to show you how to make simple, but practical, armour. Beware though, armour making can become a hobby in its own right and this book is but an introduction! In time you may want to make even fancier, more complex and more authentic armour, in the meanwhile this book should get you out on the field! Enjoy.