How to make a UV Safe Hat By Sarah Madden 2012 Medical Conference November 8‐12 November 8 12, Sacramento, CA Sacramento CA Items Needed Items Needed • • • • • • • • • Sewing Machine Straight Pins Scissors Pattern (included) Material Material Tape Measurer Bucket Hat UV Safe Plastic Velcro Step 1 – Cut out Material Step 1 – Cut out Material • • • • Cut out your material into panels. Pay special attention to the direction of the material. Cut 8 panels for small children C t 10 Cut 10 panels for older children/adults l f ld hild / d lt If no direction to material, double it to save on cutting Pin Material Pin Material • • Pin Material together on one long side Remember to put the pattern on the inside so the seams will be hidden when you sew Sew Panel Sew Panel • • • Just sew a straight line. When you get to the end of the line, reverse direction of sewing for a few stitches. Trim thread, you have first seam Pin Material Pin Material • • • • Pin Material together on one long side. Remember to put pattern on inside so seams will be hidden when you sew. Repeat until you have 4 or 5 panels. Enough to attach to half of a hat & fit comfortably over shoulders comfortably over shoulders. Once you have a full piece, start over until you have 2 full pieces Sew Panels together Sew Panels together • • • Put both panels together (pattern to inside) and pin on sides and bottom (not top). Start at top, sew down once side, then around bottom and back up other side. side Turn inside out, so all seams are on inside. Sew top of panel Sew top of panel • After your material is turned right side out, sew the top of the material. You y g , p can tuck material inside if you want cleaner seams. Sew panel to size of hat Sew panel to size of hat • • • If you are making a hat for an older child or adult, measure with a tape measure ½ of the hat brim. Pin panel at top to same measurement as hat Sew down about 1 ‐2 inches. This will make the panel easy to attach to the hat, but still leave plenty of material for around the shoulders. Hat Assembly Hat Assembly • Attach the soft sided velcro around inside of hat Hat Assembly Hat Assembly • • At the top of the fabric that you want to be on the outside of the hat, put a strip of hard velcro Stick to back of hat Hat Assembly Hat Assembly • • • Put soft sided velcro on edge inside of material. Next fit plastic to hat Always put the velcro on the same way, and all your hats will be interchangeable.
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