How to sew a vintage style military hat with button!

Welcome to this sewing tutorial with Miss Libby Rose. Today we are making a vintage inspired military hat with a button at the front.

First of all gather up your materials. You will need:
2 x fat quarters
Button
Interfacing
Iron
Sewing machine
Handsewing needle & thread

Pattern page 1 here

Pattern page 2 here

Step 1: Cut out fabric & interfacing as pattern states 2 x tops 2 x sides and apply the interfacing to the fabric

Step 2: Fold the long sideways pieces in half lengthways and create a crease with your iron.

Step 3: With right sides together line up the crease on the longer side with the point at the peak of the hat.

Step 4: Pin and sew the outer fabric from the centre back peak point around to the front point leaving the excess fabric dangling at the front on both sides. Do the same for the lining but this time leave a 4-6cm gap in the side.

Step 5: Notch around the curves and iron / steam the hat. You can roll up a hand towel inside the hat to add depth so it is easier to steam out any creases and create crisp edges.

Step 6:  Place the 2 hats inside each other with right sides together and sew the raw edges together ensuring you keep following around the excess flap at the front.

Step 7: Notch & clip edges again and turn through to the right way, press and roll out the edges and the front flap too! make it nice and crisp (use your hand towel again to roll up inside)

Step 8: Try it on and create a overflap at the front.  Handsew on the button over the front flap to hold it all together.

Step 9: Handsew up the hole left in the lining.

How to make a heart Apron: Kids version

First things first, print off your pattern. Right click on the images below and select ‘save as’

Save these as jpegs on to your computer and print at A4 size.

Cut out of paper

Cut out of fabric & sew along with me!!

 

 

How to make a heart apron: Adults version

First things first, print off your pattern. Right click on the images below and select ‘save as’

Save these as jpegs on to your computer and print at A4 size.

Cut out of paper, add extra and square up for the base as instructions.

Cut 2 x rectangles for the sash (pattern is a guide only, so do make your lines straighter than mine!)

Cut out of fabric

Pattern instructions here: (ignore the bit about cutting sash 1 x on 2 x folds, cut it as 2 pieces as indicated on the pattern)

How to make the adults apron:

Tote bag for Hochanda

Thanks so much for joining me on Hochanda on Friday 6th April – I had a lot of fun as you can tell! The fabrics are all from the company ‘FabricKraft’ and I am here to help with what to do once you have the fabrics!
If you loved the Tote bag pattern I made on the show, you can download the pattern below and watch on this video making it…


The pattern comes on 3 x a4 pages and you can download and print these here:-

Bag pattern page 1

Bag pattern page 2

Bag pattern page 3

I have another video of me making this bag for the craft superstore Hobbycraft (different company that I also work with) and the driving tests.  You can watch that on youtube here:-