Monday, 27 June 2011
Pirate Hat Tutorial
My daughter will be dressing up as a pirate at school next week, so I have been searching and asking for help on ideas to make her a pirate costume. She was not happy about dressing up as a boyish pirate, so I have had to try to think of ways to make the outfit more girly!
An idea that someone mentioned to me, was using a normal pink cowboy hat and transform it into a pirate hat, these hats can normally be found in some of the pound/dollar shops. My intention was to go and have a look in these shops, however I was really lucky in finding a red and silver cowboy hat at my son's school fair and it only cost 40p.
Below is a photograph of the original hat before I did any work on it.
Step 1: Find a picture of a skull and crossbones, print and cut out a template.
Step 2: Use the template to cut out some white and red felt pieces.
Photo below shows the felt pieces for the applique.
Step 3: Sew the eyes and nose onto the skull, also hand sew a mouth onto the skull.
Step 4: Pin the brim of the cowboy hat to the top of the hat in three pieces, see first photo for example.
Step 5: Sew on the skull applique to the front of one of the upturned sides of the hat brim. (You will need to unpin the brim to make it easier) Use any style for effectiveness.
See a close up photo (sorry for the quality) of the skull sewn to the hat brim.
Step 7: Add decoration, I added some pink feathers.
Below is another photo of the completed pirate hat.
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