How to Make a Pillbox Hat
Note: This page is not displaying well in IE and Edge. Photos show in Chrome
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.
You are watching: How to make a pillar box hat
MaterialsWool 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
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.
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.
Iron on fusible interfacing
Stay stitch 5/8" on crown cloth and lining, height and bottom edges
Sew 5/8" earlier seam on cloth and lining crown
Trim lining seam
Finish seam edges and iron seams
Mark top front and sides on cloth and linig
Clip optimal seams to staystitching
Pin the four noted corners to the height four markings corresponding the back seam via the earlier top
Pin crowns to tops
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.
Grade seam allowances through crown trimmed smaller sized than the top
Pin towel top to lining optimal, interfaced sides together, complement back seams
Zigzag tops together
Turn best side over lining and also pin edges together
Zigzag together about 3/8" from stitching
Sew grossgrain ribbon with edge slightly over stitching, starting a small before back seam
Overlap grossgrain, pink edges of ribbon
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.
See more: Can You Label The Structures Of This Prokaryotic Cell., Attempt 1 Of 22 > Label The Structures Of The
Pin crown at smallest measurement or 2 1/4"
Iron crown in between pins
Tack ribbon to lining on earlier, front, and also sides
Rerelocate pins and also iron crown
Trim hat as desired
Or make more.