Wednesday, October 28, 2009


I've been searching for a really good looking Witch hat for a while now. I found nothing that was reasonably priced and all were made poorly. So I decided to make one.

I used acrylic felt that I happened to have. Next time I'll use better material. Wool would have been nicer. I doubled up the felt as well as added a heavy interfacing between the layers. Then I decided the use my free hand embroidery foot to sew the squiggly lines all over. This, along with the interfacing, helped give it some stiffness. I wrapped tulle around the base and stitched it in place. Then I tucked black feathers under the tulle and stitched them down. In the back I pulled up one of the pieces of tulle, gathered it and sewed it in place. Then I added the crystal button.


  1. Wow!

    Robyn, that hat totally rocks! The embroidery makes it look soooo cool, and the netting and feather is just the perfect touch!

    *is green with envy*

  2. Now I need a free hand embroidery foot! Turned out great!!

  3. The tulle, feathers and embroidery totally make this hat awesome!!!

    I've been wearing the same sorry discount store witch hat to answer the door for trick-or-treaters for years... its time to upgrade!!!