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From: Brookey
Date: 04-09-2007, 01:53 AM (1 of 4)
Hi there :)

I am making a 6 sectional fabric hat which looks like a cabbie or spitfire cap.

I am trying to work out the best way to make and attach the brim + sideband, so the inside of the hat is not showing any raw edges... can anyone give me some suggestions on how to do this?

I appreciate any comments or suggestions

User: Brookey
Member since: 01-04-2007
Total posts: 6
From: paroper
Date: 04-09-2007, 07:57 PM (2 of 4)
They are usually lined, turned right side out and then the last few inches are sewn together by hand. Sometimes they will sew grosgrain ribbon on the inside of the hat to hide the seams and then topstitch the ribbon in place but the lining is nicer.

Bernina 200e, Artista V5 Designer Plus, Explorations, Magic Box, Bernina 2000DE & 335 Bernette Serger, Bernina 1530 Sewing Machine, Bernina 1300 DC Overlock (with coverstitch)
User: paroper
Member since: 02-03-2004
Total posts: 3775
From: Nina Christen
Date: 04-10-2007, 08:38 AM (3 of 4)
I have made several hats and lined them. This is the way it looks best/more finished to me. I would line the hat, right sides together, brim not attached at this point.
Leaving the brim attachment area open. Turn the lining to the inside of the hat. Slip brim into the opening you left and stitch in place. I would baste it first, then stitch all around the lower edge of the cap catching the brim in that seam. If you use this method the cap would be finished and no side band would be needed. This is how the hats I have made were finished. Maybe this idea will work for you. Good luck.
User: Nina Christen
Member since: 05-02-2003
Total posts: 36
From: mommgsews
Date: 04-14-2007, 09:31 PM (4 of 4)
When I've lined a hat I have made the lining leaving one seam mostly open .... ....

After pressing all the seams I then turned the hat inside out and folded the brim into it, then matched the hat edge to the lining edge right sides together and stitch around. Press and grade seam.

Pull hat out through the opening left in the lining and slip stitch the opening closed. (rtw would topstitch the opening.)


az barbara
User: mommgsews
Member since: 03-15-2004
Total posts: 73
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