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« on: May 10, 2011 09:35:46 AM »

So I'm really not the best seamstress, but a couple of weeks ago I decided to try my hand at making a witches hat for a Harry Potter convention I was going to be at.
This is made with leftover home decorating fabrics that I recovered some chairs with, heavy interfacing and a little floral wire from the dollar store.
And like everything else I do, did I use a pattern from the store? Heck no! I made it up! I really should learn to use a real pattern one day lol.

My son makes the best model.





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« Reply #1 on: May 10, 2011 10:24:44 AM »

I really like the effect the upholstery fabric gives, it makes the hat look well used and loved.
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« Reply #2 on: May 10, 2011 10:38:55 AM »

Love it! The best patterns are the ones you make up..... of course I say that cause I hate using patterns. Wink
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« Reply #3 on: May 10, 2011 10:50:19 AM »

This is great! I think it looks amazing!
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« Reply #4 on: May 10, 2011 11:58:18 AM »

This is great (and you have a great model)! Obviously you didn't need a pattern! btw - LOVE that first picture of your son! He looks so thrilled with you!  Cheesy
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« Reply #5 on: May 10, 2011 02:26:09 PM »

This came out fantastic! If this wasn't a crafting site I would have assumed it was store bought. Great job!  Wink
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« Reply #6 on: May 13, 2011 09:37:17 AM »

This looks amazing!!! You could sell these no problem! Especially with such an adorable model. I can't believe you didn't use a pattern. It looks like something right out of the book! I just added to my "To do" to attempt making a hat.
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« Reply #7 on: June 09, 2011 04:29:18 PM »

Nice!  I seldom use patterns either.
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« Reply #8 on: May 02, 2012 08:25:33 AM »

very cul hat,need to try that...howd u make it stand up?im guessing the wire was for the rim?                                                 unrelated subject absolutely love the sanctuary and dr who quotes!!!
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« Reply #9 on: May 06, 2012 01:16:16 AM »

Great hat. It's got so much character.

And a Harry Potter convention sounds like fun.
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