I belong to a few sewing groups on Facebook. They are useful for a lot of things, but some of the members ask questions that they could easily solve by consulting their sewing machine manuals.
Yesterday was, in fact, better than any recent Xmas. Judge for yourself:
AM: went to Purolator depot to pick up this item:
Yes, that's a whole bolt of unbleached cotton for making muslins (aka "toiles"), doll bodies, etc.
20 metres, 60 inches wide. (Pardon the mixed systems!) Enough for a year, maybe more.
PM: Went to mailbox and found this:
All that practise has led to this very satisfactory model:
|Copyright Lorenna Buck|
There is no talking and you don't need it because it's all so clear.
There are two hat styles, both fully reversible.
Note the difference: the one on the left is a true bucket, while the one on the right has a wider brim which is shorter on one side.
Printing the pattern didn't work for me - too small in spite of selection "actual size"; the reason I'm posting this is because of the excellent explanation - as free lessons go, it's the best, and I will use it for future hats.
|My Afternoon Bucket Hat For Windy Walks|
May 2020: I am posting this as a destination for those looking for the pattern that I used for this hat.
The hat is called The Afternpon Bucket Hat, and I got the FREE pattern from a generous lady. Jennifer Jacobs, who lives in Scotland. She publishes it on her blog - well worth visiting by the way.
This is the link for the pattern AND her very excellent photo tutorial.
Mine is made of 100% cotton, and I used woven, fusible interfacing on all but the inner cap (the lining). I wanted a hat that was not so casual as hers. The interfacing gave it just the body I wanted.
The interfacing is Pellon SF 101 Shape-Flex. I love that stuff and buy it in quantity because I never want to run out.
Here is a link to the product, with a video.
The ties are my own addition. It's very windy where I live! I happened to have some narrow bias binding in my ribbon drawer, so I used that.
In my Facebook post to the Craft Passion Mask group, I posted a link to another FREE bucket hat pattern, the Sorrento Bucket Hat. This is it:
|Not me! The model from Elbe Textiles|
(c) Elbe Textiles.
The "bucket" shape is more pronounced. It's easy to make and the result is a very nice hat.
This is the link for the free download. It looks like you have to pay but it really is free.
The blog belongs to Lauren, a designer who lives in Perth, Australia.
I encourage you to try making hats. They take very little skill, you can really be creative with them, and the result is great for the ego because everyone will compliment you on your hat!
|My February FrouFrou Bag|