Monday, September 21, 2015

Child's Fedora Hat - recycled blue jeans

I used this free fedora pattern from Melly sews.  The tutorial, pattern and sewing instructions are well-written, complete with photos on her blog, so I will not be reposting them here.  I have made hats with polar fleece and cotton bonnets in the past, but this fedora with buckram in the brim was new for me.
The hat is made from old denim blue-jeans.
This one is lined with left over quilting cotton.  The seam where the brim is attached is covered with matching grosgrain ribbon.  The only notion I needed to buy was the buckram.
Too small for me, I made it for Liam our 21 month old grandson.
Here is Liam and his daddy modelling their hats.  Liam took the plastic funnel from my kitchen utensil drawer, it is now his trumpet toy.  I had so much fun making this fedora hat that I bought the fedora hat pattern from E & E Patterns yesterday to make more.
Happy stitching.