DIY Turban and Rain Hat Sewing Patterns

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I’m releasing two new hat patterns this summer from my most popular hat designs. Now you can make these great hats for yourself.

This rain hat is perfect rainy days and fun to make. It even comes with instructions for little storage case so you can take it with you instead of bringing a bulky umbrella.

This pattern was first published in the book Hat Shop by Design Collective. You can get a PDF version here

And one of my favorite summer hats that perfectly covers up my frizzy humidity hair is a classic cotton turban in colorful fabric. This is easy to make and a breeze to wear.

I have several in gingham because I love the look, but they look great in florals, plaids and solid colors as well.

Make your own turban from 1 yard of quilting cotton, gauze or linen.

You can get the PDF downloadable pattern here


Anticipating Spring

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I’m really excited about an early spring this year and I’ve been sewing away getting lots of new products ready for the etsy shop and for the craft shows I plan to do this summer.

I’ve been working on recycling men’s work shirts, one of my favorite materials, into turbans, scarves, skirts and so on…

I love these shirt collar scarves.

The snows of winter will soon turn into the rains of spring and what better way to keep your hair dry?  This is something I’ve been wanting to do for some time now and the pattern took awhile to get just right.  I wanted it to be lightweight yet sturdy; modern yet reminiscent of the one my grandma wore.  It comes in a cute little cotton bag too.

I’ll share more of my spring projects soon and will start adding new items to the etsy store at the end of the month during my 2011  re-launch.