Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Tutorial Tuesday- Recycled Ruffle Hat

Recycled T Shirt Ruffle Hat Tutorial

1 Old T~ shirt or 2 if you want your ruffles a different color
Coordinating Thread
You also can use a cap that fits your child already and use that for the pattern.
STEP 1. Cut out the cap using your pattern.
Step 2. Cut out the strips for the ruffles. This measurement will vary depending on how gathered you want your ruffles to be. The blue hat seen above had less gathering than the pink one shown below.  I like to double the length of where on the cap you want to place your ruffle. For example the bottom brim of the 12-18 month cap measures  approx 9" I would cut out my strip 18" for very gathered or 15" for less so.
Cut the strips to your length but they should be about 1 1/2 inches wide
Step 3. Ruffle your strips.
Using a BASTING STITCH (the longest stitch on your machine) sew along the center of the strip. Be sure to back stitch at the end in the strip as to secure the stitches. Pull the top thread and gather up the strip into a ruffle. EASY!

Step 4. Pin the ruffles onto the cap and sew!
Step 5.
 Take a photo of how cute your child looks in their new Recycled Ruffle Hat!

Tutorial curtousy of Tao Of Craft blog! Thank You!

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