Plastic canvas can be cut and shaped into just about anything you need. It holds its shape well and yet is still lightweight and flexible. It is also very inexpensive.
Another name for this cute headpiece is a Cocktail Hat. Most Fascinators have elaborate decorations made from feathers, tulle, beads, silk flowers, etc...There are endless designs that can be incorporated into a fascinator.
Here is a link to a fascinator on etsy.com
Here is a link to a fascinator on Pinterest
Step 1: Supplies
You can cut 4 ovals out of one sheet (10-1/2" x 13-1/2") of plastic canvas. I pay 49 cents per sheet.
The felt is about 25 cents per sheet and you will be able to cut 2 ovals out of one sheet.
Step 2: Plastic Canvas
Sew these notches closed. This step will make the hat curved.
Step 3: Felt
Using the pattern that was used to cut out the plastic canvas, cut the notches out of the felt.
Pin the felt ovals onto the plastic, one over and the other under. This gives a little padding to the sharp edges where the notches are in the plastic canvas.
Hand sew the felt to the plastic around the entire edge.
Step 4: Cover With Fabric
Step 5: Bias Trim
Step 6: Hair Comb
Step 7: Fabric Roses
Hand sew onto the top of the fascinator.
I placed my fabric roses off to the side a bit.
Step 8: Plastic Soda Bottle
I saw this Instructable and loved the way ravenking used a plastic soda bottle to create the decoration for her fascinator.
Instead of cutting several circles though, I just cut it into a spiralabout 1/2" wide.
I cut 2 lengths about 10" each. covered one with red ribbon and the other with yellow.