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{No Sew!} Embellished Sun Hat

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My friends, I’m finally going on vacation this year! We haven’t been on a big trip since before my son was born in 2008. So I am READY!
To gear up for some fun in the sun, I decided my sun hat needed a little dressing up.
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See what I mean? Kind of blah.
Plus, I typically have to tie a scarf or something around it so it will stay on my head.
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So I gathered some supplies to get this project going…
1. Measuring tape
2. Fabric
3. Marker
4. Pins
5. Ruler
6. Rotary blade
7. Stitch Witchery
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First things first, measure the circumference of the hat. I also measured the circumference of my head to be sure my embellishment I was going to add would be snug enough on me.
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For my fabric I chose some brown satin. I actually like the back of the satin better (on the left in the above photo).
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I started off measuring how wide my fabric would need to be. I want the final embellishment to be ~1.5 inches so I’m going to cut off about 4 inches so I have plenty to work with.
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I used my rotary cutter to cut my length of fabric.
Can I just say that this is my first time using a rotary cutter and it was AWESOME, and I’m kicking myself for not using one a long time ago!
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I pinned down my seam and ironed it really well.
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I took the pins out, reopened the ironed seam, and put down a strip of the Stitch Witchery and attached it using the directions on the back of the packaging
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After it was all done, I had a nice closed seam with now sewing!
You know my no sewing for this project comes from the fact that I don’t have nor know how to use a sewing maching… Yeah, I’m going to have to go down that path someday. 😉
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After Stitch Witching my seam, I folded the fabric over 1.5 inches, pinned it, and ironed.
Then, instead of folding up the other side, pinning, ironing, and Stitch Witching again, I took the easy way and just trimmed off that extra overhanging fabric with the rotary trimmer.
Maybe I was just excited to use the rotary trimmer again… 😉
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I added some more Stitch Witchery to adhere the folded over piece and make it stay.
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A quick peek to see how the embellishment will look…
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And then I noticed a problem. After all my trimming and hemming and whatnot, the ends would not meet. Boo!
I was going to attached them together with velcro so I could easily take it on and off the hat.
No worries though. I came up with an alternative solution!
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Meet two buttons and an elastic hair tie!
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Now that embellishment looks nice and tight! I love it!
But it needs a little something extra…
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Some fabric roses, of course!
Now that is a finished project.
And I am ready for vacation!
I’m linking up to these great parties.

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Kara @ Mine for the Making

Thursday 8th of September 2011

What a clever idea!! This hat is way cute with your rosettes on it!!Thank you for linking up to my fashion party michele :)

Angie @ The Country Chic Cottage

Sunday 3rd of April 2011

Featured you today!! :)


Wednesday 25th of August 2010

brilliant...adorable...chic...sophisticated. It looks great. Have FUN on vacation.

Heather Bredimus

Saturday 21st of August 2010

Hi! I found your site off of Today’s Creative Blog! I love your craft! You are so talented! I just signed up to be your 418th follower! Woo hoo! I hope you stop by my new blog. I just started it 2 months ago and would love new friends! Please come see me at

Michelle @ Sweet Something

Friday 20th of August 2010

Great job! I love the flowers, have a great vacation!

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