newsboy hat in brown leatherette

I love a challenge when it comes to sewing, so I decided that I would try sewing a hat for the first time.  My friend Jo is great at making all sorts of millinery, so she has been my inspiration.

I found a nice pattern for a 4-piece Newsboy, and after completing a toile in calico, I was ready to go. Just to make things even more interesting, Paul suggested that I make it using leatherette.

I was rather pleased with the outcome for a first try at hat making.  The lining material is a Liberty silk fabric that I had left over from a previous project. The headband is a length of grosgrain ribbon.

lining of hat

If you’ve not used leatherette in any of your projects before, you will be surprised at how easy it is to sew with. And it gives a really professional finish.

After completing the project, I found out that Princess Katy (Duchess of Cambridge) has recently been seen wearing a Newsboy.  Are they going to be the next big thing?

 

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