Wednesday, October 19, 2011

no sew- upcycled baby hats

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Long before little Lucy arrived I had prepared my monthly post for ilovetocreate. It was back when I was in the process of nesting and I spent a few weeks creating some baby clothes and thought that some super simple hats made from upcycled t-shirts would be an easy and fun project. And now that Lucy is here I actually had a teeny tiny little model!

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I always like to first raid my closet or clothing that would otherwise get donated before I purchase fabric. And since I have WAY too many t-shirts that I don't wear I decided to use a few of them.


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I started by drawing out the shape of the hat.

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and then cut out the front and back.


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Because I was short on time (again) I decided not to sew the hat but instead use Aleene's Fabric Fusion Fabric Adhesive Pen. It is non toxic and completely washable and one of my favorite "no sew" products to use.


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I applied the glue to the inside edges of the hat- the tiny applicator tip is perfect for small projects.


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Of course I couldn't resist creating some rolled fabric flowers (see my tutorial here) to add to a couple of the hats.


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I glued the fabric flowers to the hat and let everything dry for around 36 hours.
Last I tied a knot at the end of the top of the cap- this can be adjusted depending on the size and desired length.


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I created a handful of caps in different colors and patterns.


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And just like that I have a little collection of baby caps all ready for Lucy to wear!


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