Monday, April 26, 2010

cheap hat to bonnet

Cheap art store straw hat turns into 19th century bonnet to cover up my short bob haircut. 1) chopped off part of brim. 2) used straw hat making yardage (you can find this online) and machine stitched it to cut edges. 3) sewed ribbon to points so that i could steam the hat into shape. you can put the whole hat in a pot of hot water and let it dry with the ribbon tied to give it the right shape. it holds the shape it dries with if you don't have a steamer. 4) decided wasn't long enough on sides, added straw pieces and hid seam with ribbon 5) added trim.

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