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Topic: mini witch hat (tutorial!)-and the whole miniwitch outfit:)  (Read 12042 times)
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« on: October 27, 2010 02:29:30 PM »

First I have to say I'm pretty much in love with tiny hats. Unfortunately I come from a small town where wearing a tiny hat in normal day life would attract too much attention. And I'm too old for that shit:)(well I'm not a rebellious teenager anymore)
Also, we don't really celebrate Halloween in my Country. It's becoming more and more popular every year, but it's not popular enough that stores would sell all kinds of Halloween stuff and that everyone would get dressed up and party. There are, however, some parties and I intend to attend one. But I have to work first...

So I'm going to join my love for tiny hats and the wish to be able to switch from being in a costume to semi-normal clothing and I'm going to be a stylish witch:) I'll wear an orange-black corset(if I will be able to finish it:)) and a tiny witch hat i almost finished before:) I have to decorate it a little more, and for that I made some polymer clay spiders(i couldn't find plastic spider anywhere!) and they have to bake first, and I just want to post this:D

So here is the tiny hat ( i wont post a picture of myself wearing it, because i have greasy hair and the hat is not finished yet. maybe I'll post a picture of the whole "costume"Smiley) [edit:  Full ensemble photos here! http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=363040.msg4267081#msg4267081 ]



And here is tutorial I made. I think ithe hat is pretty easy to make and also pretty cheap (it cost me around 3) and that maybe someone will want to make one as well:)
And i want to practice writing tutorials and my English, so pretty please, tell me what you think:)



You will need
-   A juice or milk carton
-   a useless but clean carton box
-   felt
-   Thread matching the color of your felt
-   Elastic band or hair clip
-   Decorations (ribbon, feathers, whatever you want)
Step 1: Make the top
Break your juice carton and cut it so that youll have a sheet of the material. Draw a circle on the sheet. The radius of the circle will be the height of the top of the hat. Cut the circle out.
Cut the circle from the edge to the middle. (This is really tricky to explain, I wish I had taken some pictures while making the hat) Now move one edge of the cut over the other, so that a cone starts to shape. Once you get a cone of the size you would like, cut off the excess material. Now flatten the cone. You should get the base in the shape on the picture.
Draw the same shape on a piece of felt, with some sewing allowance (half of an inch). Now glue the juice box cone together. Sew the felt cone shape and turn around so that the seam is on the inside. Dress the juice box cone with the felt cone. Sew around the edge.

Step 2: Make the base
Now take a side of the carton box. Draw a circle a bit bigger than the radius of the cone. This is going to be the base of your hat, so just think about how big you want it to be. Cut it out. Draw a circle with a radius half of an inch bigger than the base circle, and a circle with a radius an inch bigger than the base circle on the felt. Cut it out.
First sew the small felt circle on the carton base circle, all around the edge. Than sew the bigger circle on the carton circle on the opposite side, so that the whole carton base is dressed in felt. When sewing the bigger felt circle do it neatly, since its going to be visible. Cut off all of the excess felt around the seams on the base.

Step 3:
Sew the elastic band in the size of your head, or a hair pin, on the wrong side of the base.
Glue the top to the base. You could probably also sew it if you had a curved needle, but I dont have one.
Step 4:
Decorate!
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« Reply #1 on: October 27, 2010 03:29:25 PM »

clever! the tutorial makes it look so easy. thanks for sharing!
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« Reply #2 on: October 27, 2010 03:56:31 PM »

Awesome tut! I am totally going to make one of these! and probably wear it at work on Sunday. Thanks!
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« Reply #3 on: October 27, 2010 05:25:47 PM »

Hmm...I already have 3 large witches hats and was planning on wearing one...but I REALLY like little hats...especially little Halloween hats....hmm...I might have to make one!
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« Reply #4 on: October 27, 2010 05:51:06 PM »

This is very cute. And great tutorial!
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« Reply #5 on: October 27, 2010 06:07:16 PM »

great tutorial and cute hat! It looks better than anything I've seen in stores right now (they're all plastic and cheap ribbons and fall apart as soon as you walk out of the store). You did great- share photos of your completed costume?
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« Reply #6 on: October 28, 2010 04:30:54 AM »

thanks for the compliments:)

I would love to see other hats, so if you make one I would be really happy if you post a picture.

and if I will be able to sew the corset ( I have never sewn a corset before, I'm actually quite new to sewing clothes:)) I will definitely post a picture of the whole costume:)
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« Reply #7 on: October 31, 2010 12:31:57 PM »

So, as i promised, my whole outfit, and a picture of me wearing the tiny hat, for size reference. I'm really bad with taking pictures.

I kinda like how it all turned out, the corset is far from perfect, but quite ok for Halloween. I'm pretty sure not a lot of people are going to see it at the party, smoking is banned inside in Slovenia and I smoke a lot a parties, so i'm probably going to be outside a lot:)

so here is me, with the tiny hat trying to look nice:) I hate taking pictures of myself:)


and the whole outfit. It' just normal black clothes, just the corset is special:)
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« Reply #8 on: November 01, 2010 09:55:14 AM »

Looks like it turned out great, especially for sewing your first corset!!
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« Reply #9 on: November 02, 2010 12:37:24 AM »

thank you:)
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