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Follow along to learn how to make this cozy fleece bomber hat. This is a great project for personalizing with an embroidery machine if you have one, ...
Let's begin with the cuff. Fold the smaller piece of fleece to form a cuff the size you want the finished cuff on the hat. This step is especially imp...
Next, flip the fleece over and trim both edges longways to a width about 2/3 as wide as the cuff. This will ultimately be the alignment of the seam (w...
Cut the shape you'd like for the earmuffs from a piece of scrap paper. I just rounded mine, but you you can make them any shape (triangular, square, e...
Trace the pattern onto the back of one of the earmuff fabrics. Either one will work, but for mine, the black was too dark so I went with the white. I ...
Place the right side of the fleece and the right side of the fluff together, and stitch through both layers on the tracing line, leaving the top edge ...
Trim the fabric around the stitch line, leaving about 3/8" of fabric allowance.
Turn the earmuffs right-side-out.
Now it's time to assemble for stitching. Unfold the cuff and place the cuff onto the wrong side of the body fleece. Honestly, most fleece is difficul...
Next, place the earmuff between the cuff and the body fabric, with the fluff side facing down. The alignment of the earmuffs should centered on the cu...
Now stitch the raw edge of the fabric, with a 3/8" seam allowance. When finished, remove the pins and open the project.
Fold back the body fabric, positioning the stitch line behind the cuff. Hand press to flatten.
Fold the cuff in half, aligning the earmuffs, right sides together.
Secure the edges of the cuff. Since this part will be visible on the finished project, it's important for these edges to align.
Then secure the rest of the raw edge. Stitch the edge with a 3/8-1/2" seam allowance. As with everything, you can always make the hat smaller, but it'...
After you're content with the size of the body, trim the excess with pinking shears.
Turn the hat right-side-out.
Now it's time to finish the top. This can be done in any number of ways. The simplest is to just gather the fabric in a clump. For that effect, just g...
Then flatten the fabric and cut narrow strips to the length of the excess. With the original measurements, you should have about 3" for the tassel.
Gather the fabric at the end of the strips and secure with a rubberband.
Tie a strip of coordinating fleece over the rubberband.
Great for boys or girls! For more information or to see my other tutorials, visit childmadetutorials.blogspot.com
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Posted:Jan 13, 2012
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