Cut Out + Keep

Regency Bonnet

"I shall pull it to pieces when I get home and see if I can't make it up any better,"

https://www.cutoutandkeep.net/projects/regency-bonnet • Posted by PinkWeeds

"I don't think it's very pretty but I thought I might as well buy it as not," "It's vile, isn't it Lizzy!" "Very ugly. What possessed you to buy it Lydia?" "Well there wasn't much out there in the shop. I shall pull it to pieces when I get home and see if I can't make it up any better," -Pride and Prejudice.

You will need

Project Budget
Almost Nothing

Time

1 h 00

Difficulty

Pretty Easy
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Description

"I don't think it's very pretty but I thought I might as well buy it as not," "It's vile, isn't it Lizzy!" "Very ugly. What possessed you to buy it Lydia?" "Well there wasn't much out there in the shop. I shall pull it to pieces when I get home and see if I can't make it up any better," -Pride and Prejudice.

Instructions

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    Target is selling these beyond ugly straw hats for a $1. Start with this as your base hat.

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    Its lucky that the trim for this hat is sewn on- you can easily use your seam ripper to remove the trim. (note: if you are using a different hat where the trim is hot glued on, use nail polish remover to remove glue)

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    Because of the edge of this hat being unfinished, it is important to add a trim around the brim of the hat. I used a braided trim but you can also use ribbon. Carefully hand sew this to your hat.

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    Cut a circle of fabric that is larger than the base of your hat. You could use the brim of your hat as an outline. Hem the circle and run a draw string through.

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    Place the fabric on your hat and pull the draw string tight around the base.

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    Add a ribbon trim around the base of your hat, carefully sewing by hand.