Well it’s pretty obvious I have been keeping my website looking tidy but I have sadly neglected my blog for a long time. So I thought instead of the usual what I have been up to chatter I would create a little ‘how to’ entry.
Today I have been making this little felt graduation hat for a nice lady who borrowed my dissertation. I’m also planning on popping into the new bunch of 3rd years exhibition next week at Portsmouth Uni. (It’s been a year already?!) hense the theme of the grad hat.
Anyway time to stop my rambling and let the tutorial commence…
Cut a 10cm x 5cm length of felt and fold it in half
Cut out a square of thin card to fit into half of the felt & glue the layers together
Using a contrasting thread sew around the edges of the fabric
Next fold the corners of the square to meet in the middle
Then fold the corners of those folds outwards
Cut out a strip of felt 10cm long ( I used another contrasting colour) and sew along the bottom (optional)
Glue or stitch the strip of felt to the small corner folds made in step 5. This pulls all the hat elements together!
Add a couple of beads to a ribbon & pop the ribbon through a small hole made in one of the corners of the hat!