How to Make a Pillbox Hat

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Pillbox hats were famous in the 1950s and also 1960s choose those worn by First Lady Jackie Kennedy.They were taller in the 1960s. Pillbox hats were expected to be worn on peak of the head. Some were plain. Some were adorned via net and ribbon trim.This tutorial shows exactly how to make a remanufacturing pillbox hat using fabric and interdealing with.

I made a number of pink pillbox hats using pink wool via a polyester satin lining and also grossgrain ribbon.Elle Woods (Reese Witherspoon) wore a pink pillbox in "Legally Blonde" 2001 and Dolores Umbridge (Imelda Stauntan) wore one in "Harry Potter and also the Order of the Phoenix" 2007. Here is what the finished hat looks prefer on this lovely styrofoam head.

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Materials

Wool or fashion towel - scraps or 1/4 yd Lining towel - scraps or 1/4 yd Medium to hefty fusible interencountering - 1/2 yd Thread Grossgrain ribbon - 24" of 7/8" to 1" wide

Pattern

Crown is 22" lengthy and 2 1/2" tall through 5/8" seams included (length ends up being 23 1/4"). Finished crown will certainly be 1/4" shorter after turning hem edge under.

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Top is 7" tall and also 6 5/8" wide oval via 5/8" seam added (example: pattern ends up being 8 1/4" tall).
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Steps

Cut out towel, lining, and interfacing

Cut out one each of in towel and also lining. Cut out 2 each in interdealing with.Mark front, back and sides of peak interencountering. These marks will certainly be used to attach the crown.

If lining is slippery cut lining slightly larger than interencountering and also trim off excess after ironing.

If lining is slippery and tough to reduced, reduced out slightly bigger than pattern. After futilizing on interfacing, trim excess towel off.
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Iron on fusible interfacing

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Stay stitch 5/8" on crown cloth and lining, height and bottom edges

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Sew 5/8" earlier seam on cloth and lining crown

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Trim lining seam

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Finish seam edges and iron seams

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Mark top front and sides on cloth and linig

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Clip optimal seams to staystitching

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Pin the four noted corners to the height four markings corresponding the back seam via the earlier top

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Pin crowns to tops

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Sew crowns to tops simply to the left of the staystitch

Staying to the left suggests sewing so that the staystitching lines execute not present on the exterior.

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Grade seam allowances through crown trimmed smaller sized than the top

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Pin towel top to lining optimal, interfaced sides together, complement back seams

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Zigzag tops together

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Turn best side over lining and also pin edges together

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Zigzag together about 3/8" from stitching

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Trim seam

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Sew grossgrain ribbon with edge slightly over stitching, starting a small before back seam

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Overlap grossgrain, pink edges of ribbon

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Iron crown

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Meacertain crvery own and uncover shortest measurement or 2 1/4"

Those that are perfect sewers might not need this. I, yet, ended up via differing dimensions of crown, so right here is where we can make the crown the same height all the way around, aget.

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Pin crown at smallest measurement or 2 1/4"

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Iron crown in between pins

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Tack ribbon to lining on earlier, front, and also sides

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Rerelocate pins and also iron crown

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Trim hat as desired

Finished!

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