Make do & Mend Hat

So this is a project i’ve been thinking about doing for a while but with onset of cold weather thought it was about time I took the plunge and made myself a hat…well upcycle.

Started with a cheap bog standard hat I got in a sale for £3.

And using the instructions from a make do and mend newsreel fromt he 40’s and a little bit of guessing I cut off the brim and re sewed it to give a ‘nifty’ sporty look hat.

I even added ribbon.

and feathers as decorations.

All I need now is a way of making sure it is secure a hair comb or hat pin and I’m done.

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I've always hand sewn but never created garments until recently. I love the retro/vintage style. Its so much more stylish and flattering than modern stuff. For my dancing escapades and folk music For sewing, craft and general blog

4 comments… add one

  • I love it! I love wool felt hats, feathers, and ribbon bands. All lovely together.

    • Thank you. 🙂
      I have rather a large hat collection…but hadn’t yet got one like this.

  • So creative! You did a lovely job, LadyD!

    • Thank you Katrina. 🙂


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