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Recycling ideas and tutorial: Recycled T Shirt Ruffle Hat Tutorial

Green crafts, Hats, Recycle, Sewing  |  August 29th 2011  |  0 Comment



1 Old T~ shirt or 2 if you want your ruffles a different color

Coordinating Thread


Cap size 12-18 Month

Cap Size 2T

You also can use a cap that fits your child already and use that for the pattern.

STEP 1. Cut out the cap using your pattern.

Step 2. Cut out the strips for the ruffles. This measurement will vary depending on how gathered you want your ruffles to be. The blue hat seen above had less gathering than the pink one shown below.  I like to double the length of where on the cap you want to place your ruffle. For example the bottom brim of the 12-18 month cap measures  approx 9″ I would cut out my strip 18″ for very gathered or 15″ for less so.


Cut the strips to your length but they should be about 1 1/2 inches wide




Step 3. Ruffle your strips.

Using a BASTING STITCH (the longest stitch on your machine) sew along the center of the strip. Be sure to back stitch at the end in the strip as to secure the stitches. Pull the top thread and gather up the strip into a ruffle. EASY!




Step 4. Pin the ruffles onto the cap and sew!



Step 5.
Take a photo of how cute your child looks ion their new Recycled Ruffle Hat!



Source: taoofcraft.typepad.com