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Reversible Sun Hat
ONLINE Tutorial
Saturday 5 February

Saturday 5 February 2022 @ 9:00 am - 10:30 am

Reversible Sun Hat

Reversible Sun Hat

Reversible Hat

Please note this tutorial is online.
Learn to make a gorgeous full-brimmed sun hat or more compact bucket hat suitable for men or women. Custom made hats make great additions to anyone’s wardrobe! Plus they are great gifts!

Combine some of your favourite fabrics to create a hat that is not only squashable for your handbag or suitcase, but allows you to have two hats in one! Love it!! And it’s machine washable!

The tutorial runs through the techniques required to create a quality and professional finish as well as how to customise the pattern to suit your style.

This tutorial covers:Reversible Sun Hat

  • How to sew a reversible hat!
  • Working with a digital print-at-home pattern
  • Sewing to create a 3D, fitted project
  • Working with fusible interfacing
  • How to measure your head to determine the correct size hat to sew

Experience required:
This project is recommended if you are comfortable using a sewing machine (this is not a beginner project).

This session is a demonstration where Julie will construct the hat while you watch along. You will not be sewing your own hat during the session.

If you would like to have your fabric ready so that you can get straight into sewing afterwards you’ll need:

Medium to heavy weight woven fabrics* for example denim, canvas, cotton drill or heavy weight linen.
For the full sized reversible hat, the fabric with a width of 120cm or over you’ll need:

  • Main fabric – 40cm
  • Lining – 40cm

For the smaller bucket hat design you’ll need:

  • Main fabric – 30cm
  • Lining – 30cm

Note: This pattern works best using fabrics without directional prints. If you’re using a patterned fabric with a repeat that you’d like to match, you may need more fabric than what is suggested above.
*Please ensure your fabric is washed, pre-shrunk and ironed prior to making your hat.

Other items you’ll need:

  • 60cm fusible/iron-on mid-weight interfacing (suitable for for collars and cuffs)
  • Matching thread

IMPORTANT: This workshop is run with permission to use the lovely Serpentine Hat pattern and the Sorrento Bucket Hat pattern from Elbe Textiles found here:

Serpentine Hat PatternSorrento Bucket Hat Pattern

Prior to the workshop, please purchase the pattern (digital PDF pattern) from the links above.

If you are unsure how to do that, everything will be explained in the workshop.

Course length: 1.5 hours

Tutor: Julie Hillier

Important – please read
Times and dates – workshops are AEST also known as Australia, Brisbane time or GMT+10. Please check how this time compares to your local time.
Booking cut off time – There is no booking cut off time unless the event is full.
Confirmation and logging on – as confirmation of your registration you will receive an email after booking for the workshop with your instructions and guidelines for logging on to the session.

[Photos of models on this page courtesy of Elbe Textiles]



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Saturday 5 February 2022
9:00 am - 10:30 am
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Julie Hillier
0414 467 405
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