Flash and Trash - Part XX
The Last Touches for the Hat
In order to finish up the hat, I needed to bind the edges. I chose to use the green silk dupioni as it is so nice to work with on the bias. The bias is hand stitched to both the back and the front of the hat:
The hat also needed an elastic band so that it can be worn. This was easy to make from black elastic cord and is just stitched in place near the edge.
Nothing is complete without a label, so I added one of those, too:
Now I have a hat:
I'm really happy with it and it wasn't hard at all to make! It didn't cost anything, either. I had all the supplies. Now, I've got to do something about a skirt and then this ensemble will be done. I think if I am creative, I can make a matching skirt for no extra money, too.
Parting Shot: Not Listening. As you can see, talking to Wellie has no effect. He is going to sit on the fabric whether you want him to or not, which makes it hard to cut out my next project!