Summer sewing for me is less ‘pleasure sewing’ and more ‘necessity sewing.’ Take this bucket hat for example.
I really needed something to help me keep from sunburned while watching these kids play at the beach and pool. Turns out, they really like it too. It’s reversible and we girls like the Amy Butler Lotus Polka Dots side while the boys like the Playful side (C+S canvas print by Melody Miller).
Best of all, the fabrics came from my stash! This sewing pattern, used to be free but is not anymore. You can find it at Oliver + S.
This is not exactly an easy sew, but if you follow the directions exactly you’ll be glad. The trick is to remember that most of the seams line up at the seam line, but not at the fabric edges (the seam line is 1/2” away from the fabric edges). So clip where she tells you to and use lots of pins. Good luck!
Here’s a hint: hand-sew the lining to the brim (like the instructions say). I tried twice to sew this last step with my sewing machine, both times with not-so-great results. After 2 un-pickings I decided to do as the pattern says and now it looks really cute.
So, what have you been sewing up this week? Did you make something with one of my free sewing tutorials or patterns? I would love to see! Tag me on Instagram @sewcanshe.
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