Intro: Hand Sewn Lego Pixie Hat or Necklace
How many times have you walked past the Lego aisle in the
local shop and looked at the Lego City theme?
I know I always do it. I have always dreamed of being one of the minifigures in the set and I have also dreamed of wearing the gear they wear.
Tonight I decided to make my dream come true. I decided to hand sew a whole Lego pixie hat the burglar would wear after being caught by the police, it took me a whole day to make but it was very satisfying wearing it around.
I was rummaging through the garage when I saw some felt style fabric, I studied it for a few seconds and then got to work making the hat.
It is fairly simple and you only need about 3m of fabric about 4cm wide.
You will also need the following:
Pins, you may need up to 15 pins, depending on the size of your hat.
If you have all the above you can make the hat!
Step 1: Measuring the First Part of Fabric.
Let’s get started, you will first need to measure the
Get the beanie and lay it flat.
Now lay a strip of fabric across the base of the beanie like shown in the photo, you will then need to fold it back across and cut it about 3cm after the end of the beanie.
You should end up with a piece of fabric that can encircle the beanie with a little bit of overlap.
Don’t be afraid to cut the fabric too long, you can always trim it later, you can’t add fabric!
Once it is cut out you need to put it aside and make sure NOT to use it for anything!!!!!
Step 2: Start the Tabs.
Now it is time to get started on the little ridge things on
the edge of the Pixie hat (I will call them ‘tabs’).
I used the round case the needles came in for cutting out the semi-circles, you can use something different.
Cut out about 10 for starters and then measure it.
To measure the tabs you will have to pin one in line with the end of the band you just cut and pin another one at the end of the first one.
You should end up with a line of tabs along one edge of the band like the photo shows.
Once you have that down pat you will have to cut a few more tabs until both edges are filled out with tabs.
My tabs were an odd size so I had 8 big tabs and 1 little tab to make up a small gap.
When you have cut all the tabs you need to start measuring the outside of the hat.
To do this you are going to have to wrap the edge of the long fabric around the curved edge of one of the tabs, pin it in place and do the same with the second tab.
Keep doing this until you have two rows of tabs (one on top and one on the bottom), you can now cut the fabric and start sewing the tabs into place.
You only need to do blanket stitch, I doubt I did a proper stitch in the whole hat and it stayed together nicely!
It will take about 4m of string to sew one side of the tabs
When you have all the tabs sewn on you can move to the next step.
Step 3: Finish Off the Main Ring.
It is time to finish off the tabs; this section will take
about 3m of string on one side.
You can grab that bad you cut in the very first step and join it onto the tab ring.
Wrap the band around the inside of the ring of tabs and sew it in place, you only need to do this if you are making a necklace, if you are making the Pixie hat you will need to go to the next step.
Step 4: Last Step!
Now it is time to prepare the beanie.
If you want to make this as a necklace you need to skip this step, if you want a Pixie hat you will need this step!
Take the beanie and fold up the open edge like shown in the photo.
Put the beanie into the inside of the ring of tabs and sew in place, if you want to keep the beanie you will have to pin it in place.
If you have to pin it in place, be sure to do so from the inside of the beanie or you will poke your head while trying to put the work of art on your head.
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