Looking Good in the Kitchen- Part 1

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

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I have been wanting to make this since Christmas. My niece, Whitney’s daughter, was visiting and she had received a play doh set from Santa. It was a play doh food kit. On the box was a boy wearing a chef’s hat. She wanted the hat almost more than the play doh. It was cute. I figured I would make her one. Well here we are in March and I am just getting to it, but it’s alright because she loves presents no matter what time of year.

Do you want to make one too? Let me show you how.

Materials:

  • One piece 20 in x 20 in
  • One piece of 8 in x 24 in
  • One piece of 24 in x 8 in piece of fusible interfacing
  • Button

*Click on any picture to enlarge if needed.

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Cut a 20 in by 20 in pieces of fabric. Then fold it in half. Fold it in half again.
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Draw a curve from one edge to another. Cut along the line. Open to a full circle.
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Cut an 8 in by 24 in piece of fabric and a piece of interfacing. Iron on the interfacing. Fold all the about 1/4 in. Then iron them down.
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Then fold it in half and iron. Sew the edges shut, but leave 1/2 in open at the top. Next start pleating and pinning your circle of fabric in between the open edge. My pleats were about 1/2 in. Then sew along the edge.
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Sew a fabric hook to the inside of the hat. Sew on a button. Now you have an easy way to put on the hat.
   

All that is left is to add a fun appliqué to the hat. You could add a cupcake or a tea cup. I went with a butterfly because I wanted a more 3 dimensional effect.     DSC02992DSC03041

Let’s hope my niece likes her new present.

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Go HERE to check out the matching Apron!

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5 comments:

  1. That is adorable! What a great present!

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  2. How cool! I'll be making one of these soon! Thanks for sharing your great tutorial.

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  3. Such an adorable hat and great tutorial! I'd love for you to submit this to the M&T Spotlight at http://www.makeandtakes.com/spotlight

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  4. have been wanting to make one of these for my nephews - thankyou will be trying my hand at it in the morning

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  5. Hi! This looks awesome! I host a weekly blog hop -- It's a Keeper Thursdays. I'd love for you to stop by and link up!

    Thanks!
    Christina @ It's a Keeper
    http://www.everydaytastes.com/

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