Sewing hats used to be a no-fly zone for us, a task better kept for the professionals. However, once you learn just how easy it is, you’ll be whipping them up for any occasion in no time! It can be hard to find a good variety of hats fit for little ones, and we know you’d love to know how to do it yourself! Check out this great tutorial for a child’s train conductor hat from Aesthetic Nest, a perfect introduction to sewing hats that is paired perfectly with detailed photos.
We love a project that you can use for boys and girls, as it’s often hard to find projects fit for boys. This conductor hat is an easy way to make a hat if you’re just starting out, because it requires no piecing for the main body — we know just how hard making something fit a round shape can be. Choose a striped fabric to make ready for the train, and follow the super easy instructions for adding your own train cutout for a fun embellishment!
The band across the rim of the hat makes attaching the brim simple with no worry of hemming around the curved piece. The tutorial comes with a pattern for download so you don’t have to worry about precision in measuring — the elastic in the back takes care of sizing! If your little one is typically bothered by elastic, choose a looser elastic, such as those made with a cotton encasement for apparel. Interfacing gives the brim just the right amount of stiffness without rendering it un-washable — we love anything you can toss in the washing machine when it gets dirty.
Are you on board for the train conductor hat? Check out the full tutorial at Aesthetic Nest.
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