I really, really, REALLY want to do some sewing. At least I’ve done a few things on my wouldn’t-this-be-great-if-I-made-the-time-for-it list. Things I didn’t want to make time to do, because, well, they’re boring. Stuff like this.
No, I didn’t make a hat. I made a hatband. Before you go all whoop-de-doo on me, I made a really NICE hatband. What a pain in the ass.
I made it like you would make a tie. I cut the batik fabric and the interfacing on the true bias. The interfacing I used is a soft, woven fusible, found while digging through an armoire. The bias allows the band to hug tight and curve onto the crown of the hat.
I chose to make the band one inch wide. I used a loose hand stitch on the reverse to seam the band.
I hand stitched the band onto the hat, and voila!
A custom band for a custom hat! It has passed the tiki bar test. On Tuesday it is heading out for the golfing test.
I don’t need to be doing that again any time soon. It’s one of those futzy projects that I have been putting off, and I was running out of excuses.
I also cut out the pieces for a cute new little quilt. That was way more interesting. But you’ll just have to hold your horses, you’ll get to see it eventually.
Now go make something pretty.