Get off my case, I finally gussied up your hat!

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.

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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.

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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.