Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Make It Monday- 1930's Inspired Easter Bonnet

Ok, so did not make it here on Monday, ( crazy life ) but here is Karens next fun project for us to give a try !

Daydream Doll Boutique’s Make It Monday March 25

This month Daydream Doll Boutique’s Doll of the Month is Kit. So in keeping with the 1930’s theme I have created an Felt Easter Bonnet inspired by the wonderful hats of the 1930’s.
This hat is an easy to make and sew project for your dolls.
To make a hat of your own you will need:
-1 piece of felt the color of your choice for the hat (I used dollar store felt in the color of Raspberry)
-Felt scraps in the colors of your choice for flower embellishment
-A button
-A Sewing Needle
-*Sewing Machine (this hat can be easily hand sewn but a machine does make it quicker!)
-A small plate (I used a luncheon sized plate  that was 7 ¾ inches across)
-Your Doll

Step 1- Choose your supplies. Fold your felt in half like a horizontal birthday card.
Step 2- Place your plate on the felt and cut around the bowl edges. Leave the top fold in place do not cut it.
Step 3- trim your felt hat edges if you have any ragged edges.
Step 4- Sew down the sides of the hat from the fold to the raw edges at the bottom

Step 5- Roll the edges of your hat as shown in the photo above and place on your dolls head. You can sew around the edge or leave it rolled. You will attach your flower embellishment on the roll and sew it into place in the next few steps.

Step 6- Choose the color felt you wish to use for your flower embellishment. Cut out your shapes, I cut out Butterfly shapes to create a large layered flower for my hat, you can cut out any shape or style for your hat, add as many or as little flowers as you would like.
Step 7- Layer your cut outs and when you are happy with your flower add a button in the center.
Step 8- Thread a sewing needle and sew your flower together, leave he needle and thread on the back side of your flower
Step 9- Hand sew your flower in place where you would like on your hat and then tie off and knot the thread end on the inside of your hat. Trim your thread.

Step 10- Place it on your dolls head and enjoy!
I hope you enjoyed this weeks make it Monday  Craft and I hope you have a wonderful Easter. ~Karen Owen aka Karen Mom of Three

Today I used my American Girl Doll Ruthie.

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