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I went to visit my daughter recently and we made these cute Pillbox hats. You can make one in a very short time and they can be left plain or decorated in a variety of ways.  The beige hat was decorated with a satin ribbon and large silk flower on the side. The white pillbox hat was covered with silk flowers petals that I glued all over the top and sides. It was a 5-1/2" circle for the top and 1-1/2" height.

Step 1: Supplies

Sewing machine
thread
mini glue gun 
mini glue sticks
straight pins
scissors
measuring tape
cereal box
3.2 mm cotton cord for piping
1/3 yard fabric or old skirt

<p>I've had this tutorial saved for ages, along with a Cheerios box I bugged my mum for, finally got around to doing it today. It went a lot easier than I'd expected, really well put together tutorial, super easy to follow and understand. </p><p>I don't have felt, but I had a small pile of a heavier cotton twill fabric leftover from a vest, so I used that for both layers. My friend, the girl I've made this for, came out with the two hairclips that wound up as the accent bits on the hat. Super adorable, and I'm happy I could finally make her one of these hats as she's been wanting one for years. </p>
very nice indeed my dear ...there...do i sound vintage? :-) <br>voted!
Thank you kindly!
I love this!
Can you believe that the Germans tried to stop the Allied forces advancing by using these? Even fully armed with a glue gun, I can't see them being much use. <br> <br>Nice modern updated version though.
Nice job! I had no idea how a hat was constructed and wondered how they kept hats secured. I also like the idea of wrapping felt around cardboard before covering with fabric. Great job!
Hey that's me! I hope you win a contest with this, momma!

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