Intro: Harlequin Cap
Costume party comming up? Use this pattern to make a harlequin's cap in any colour you like.
It's a bit complicated, but if you follow the instructions closely, you'll do fine!
- the printed pattern
- About half a metre of fabric
- Fusible interfasing (and a flat-iron)
- Some biastape
Step 1: Once Upon a Time
First of, print the pattern on 5 A4 sheets.
Some parts were too big too fit on the paper. Fit the parts with matching signs and join them. (Black dot against black dot and flower against flower. Print it out, you'll see.)
Now put them on the fabric and cut them as many times as indicated on the pattern. Add a seam of about 1 cm. Or more if you have really big head :)
In this case I wanted the right and the left sideto be different colours, so instead of folding the fabric I used two different pieces, as you can see on the last picture. That way you don't have to cut twice and they will turn out to be the same size.
Step 2: Fuse
Using Fusible interfasing will make the result much better. It's put onthe part that surrounds the face.
Iron it on and wait for it to cool.
Step 3: Curly Horns
Sew the horns like shown in the picture. Then cut little triangles in the inner rounding.
Turn it and do the same to the other half.
Step 4: Getting the Middle Part Right
Cut the tip of the middle part.
If you like to add some decorative tape, as I did, now is the time.
Beginning at the back, pin the middle part to one of the horns. Sew it.
Pin on the other side and sew it to the point where you stopped at the other side. Hard to explain... I hope the pictures will make things clearer.
At this point fold the horns and sew the front part: starting with the point you finished to the nose part.
You do this right and it turns out pretty neat! And that's what we want. Neatness.
Step 5: Pointed Neatness
Fold the seams and sew them. Now you can turn it and see how it's going to turn out.
Step 6: Lining
Sew the lining, but leave an opening in one side that is big enough to stuff the horns and turn the cap.
Put the lining in the outside (turn it inside out first!) Sew the part that goes around the face, as shown on the picture. cut little traingles in the seams.
Step 7: Optional Collar
You can choose not to add a collar, but I did. If you do, now is the time to put it in.
sew the parts, fold the biastape around it and sew it. Put the collar between the lining and the outside and sew it.
Turn the cap, stuff the horns, close the hole, attach the bells and put it on your head,
Step 8: Happily Ever After
There you go!
You can use all sorts of colours you like and with some adjustments you can make other things with this basic pattern as well!
How about a Ram? A Viking? a Dragon?
If there's anything you didn't quite get or you have any questions, don't hesitate to ask.
Now run along and do some summersaults!