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Plaid matched cap

Added Oct 22, 2010

by amberlove

South Ogden, Uta...






Repurposed pants into hat! I tried to knock off an Anthropologie hat I own, yeah, my hat looks completely different, but I still love it! I used a pink jean for the band, brown plaid pants for the body and an old lining fabric I had lying around. Please forgive the photos, taken from my computer

Material Notes

Repurposed pants, jean, heavy interfacing, lining




Garment Type
Other, Preppy, Punk, Vintage
Cotton, Blends, Denim

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    Oct 26, 2010, 12.33 PMby Chu Fern

    Can I know how you do this? I am quite new to sewing so need some help. Thanks

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      Oct 26, 2010, 09.25 PMby amberlove

      Sure! I made it up as I went along, but these are the basics. I traced a circle onto a piece of paper and folded it in 6 (like a pie). Then I cut out a 1/6 piece of paper and extended the straight sides to 6 inches and used that as my pattern for the outside (plaid) and inside lining. I cut 2 pieces of pink jean fabric about 1 1/2 inch by 23 inches for the brim and inside brim. The cap is just a moon shaped piece of heavy interfacing covered with the plaid on both sides and topstitched down. It is actually a little crooked, but it looks cuter that way I think! After you sew the hat pieces and lining together to make large circles, gather the edges to fit inside the brim and sew. Then pin the cap and inside brim to the bottom, sew, and hand stitch the upper edge of the inside brim to the lining. I hope that helps, let me know if you need more details:)

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    Oct 22, 2010, 07.47 PMby runningwithscissors1

    Great repurposing! Nice job on the hat.

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