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Sew a little spooky hat!

Posted by Melanie G. from Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom • Published See Melanie G.'s 4 projects »
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  • How to make a hat. Little Spooky Hat - Step 1
    Step 1

    Cut a square of Buckrum as shown. Cover a polystyrene wig head with cling film to protect it. Wet the Buckrum. I always have a basin of water and a towel handy as the Buckrum becomes really sticky.

  • How to make a hat. Little Spooky Hat - Step 2
    Step 2

    Stretch the Buckrum over the head again using the cross grain of the fabric to help curve over the head. Be firm with the Buckrum smoothing out any tucks. Pin the fabric in place and leave to dry.

  • How to make a hat. Little Spooky Hat - Step 3
    Step 3

    Draw a simple shape onto the Buckrum bearing in mind that you will be wiring and covering this shape with fabric.

  • How to make a hat. Little Spooky Hat - Step 4
    Step 4

    Cut out the shape and if happy with it, sew wire along the top edge using blanket stitch.

  • How to make a hat. Little Spooky Hat - Step 5
    Step 5

    Again make sure that the ends of the wire over lap to keep the shape firm.

  • How to make a hat. Little Spooky Hat - Step 6
    Step 6

    Cover the shape with a thin stretchy material such as t-shirt fabric. Be careful not to sew on too tightly. Trim any excess fabric on the underside.

  • How to make a hat. Little Spooky Hat - Step 7
    Step 7

    Now do the same with a fabric of your choice. I have chosen a blue black silk velvet. Use a stitch which is only visible on the underside. Again trim any excess fabric.

  • How to make a hat. Little Spooky Hat - Step 8
    Step 8

    Decoration
    I have chosen to cover the edge with a beaded trim which you can sew or glue along the edge. Sewing is better!

  • How to make a hat. Little Spooky Hat - Step 9
    Step 9

    I have then taken a black velvet ribbon and cut five pieces the same size and shape.

  • How to make a hat. Little Spooky Hat - Step 10
    Step 10

    Gather these at the edge with a running stitch.

  • How to make a hat. Little Spooky Hat - Step 11
    Step 11

    I have then sewn these through the hat. To add a little height you could use sinamay as before or feathers if you like.

  • How to make a hat. Little Spooky Hat - Step 12
    Step 12

    I have chosen to gather a small piece of lace edging and finished of the decoration with a red spider brooch.

  • How to make a hat. Little Spooky Hat - Step 13
    Step 13

    To finish off:
    carefully glue around the underside of the hat and place lining fabric over and smooth down well.

  • How to make a hat. Little Spooky Hat - Step 14
    Step 14

    Trim back the extra lining fabric and create and easy but tidy finish by glueing some looper or gimp braid along the raw edge.

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Lady Blucher
Lady Blucher · 9 projects
Gorgeous! ♥
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Emmyann07
Emmyann07 · Sacramento, California, US · 49 projects
impressive!
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