Monday, November 16, 2009

Old Sweater Cap

I'm really into making things with old clothes. My sister had this old sweater in her Goodwill pile and I knew what I wanted to make the minute I saw it. I got the idea from Disney at Ruffles N Stuff , but I wanted to add a bill.
This is what came to my mind when trying to think of what to use for the bill. It's a small plastic cutting board I got at WalMart ages ago. It came in a pack of several different colors. I drew the outline by tracing another billed cap I had.
I used the bottom ribbing from front of the sweater for the bill. I cut two pieces and serged them together. I'm not sure if this would work without a serger.
I slipped the plastic bill in and sewed it up leaving a seam allowance to serge to the cap.
Next I cut the shape of the cap out using the ribbing at the bottom of the back of the sweater as the bottom of the cap. This allows it to stretch and keep it's shape.
I folded it over itself to make sure all the curves are the same. Then I serged up the sides.
I centered the bill on the front of the cap, pinned it and serged the right sides together.
Then I made and rosett with the original button in the middle and sewed it by hand to the front.

19 comments:

Lichelle said...

You are AMAZING! Can I say that one more time? You are AMAZING. I am in love with that hat...I think my birthday is next month ;)
I am so excited to see all of your projects...hopefully it will motivate me. I love it all!

Disney said...

Oh, wow! Good gravy that's talented! I wouldn't even begin to know how to add a bill. I'm so glad the idea inspired you though! Great job!!

Mary Ellen (megardengal) said...

This is an awesome project!! SOOOO cute!

blessings
mary

Maryann @ Domestically-Speaking said...

So cute!

Amy Jo said...

Grace posted a link to your craft blog and I am totally going to stalk it now! =) You do SO many fun projects!

Randi said...

That's fantastic! Thanks for sharing.

REbekah said...

this is so adorable!!! You are quite talented!!

Mimi said...

What a cute, creative little cap!

Nikki via The Scarlett Rose Garden said...

Fantastic! Love the color too~

Kimm at Reinvented said...

So cute! What a great idea to repurpose a sweater. Thanks for linking up!

Shanna said...

Found you from Today's Creative Blog...and my goodness, you certainly ARE creative! I never would have thought of using an old sweater to make hat. What a terrific job you did!!!

The Prudent Homemaker said...

I love remaking clothing into other items of clothing! I've been doing that a bit lately. It's fun when someone else gives you their Goodwill pile to look through first, too! I used some things from friend's wpiles (that they drop off at my house first) to make some things lately!

Hannah Stevenson said...

Wow! This is awesome! So cute and so creative! I love your little button rose.

MomsTheWord said...

Very clever! I have so many cute sweaters that I can't part with...my teen girls would love it if I could do this.

Corn in My Coffee Pot said...

Wow! so cute and clever.

I love how old sweaters are popping up everywhere NOT as Sweaters but other things. This is by far the cutest one I've seen.

The Logans said...

You rock! I love this - and I want one :)

Liz said...

I love this! It's super cute! We will be featuring you over at out blog ziggycrafts.blogspot.com Thanks for sharing!

immerBeginner said...

impressive! just one thing: where did you get the plastic bill? And (I guess another thing) do you know if it'll hold up in the wash? Great idea and presentation! Thanks!

Attempting Aloha said...

I love this! I'm including it in my "Gifts for Women" post. :)

Aloha,
Charlie

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