How To Sew
Posh Hat Needle Case and
This is a lovely gift for
anyone who loves sewing or needlework. The base
of the hat is like a book for storing needles
and the top of the hat stores the all-important
thimble, so you always know where it is. This
needle case is rather fiddle to make, so take
You will need
Some pieces of felt,
embroidery thread, and a print out of the
pattern pieces. Which can be printed out freely
at the SantasPostbag website. Click Here
Cut out the pattern pieces
from the printed out sheet. Place the pattern
pieces on the felt and pin into place. Put the
pieces around the edge of the felt and close up
next to each other because this saves fabric.
Cut around the pattern pieces, there is no need
to leave a seam allowance, cut right up to the
Each pattern piece says on
it what part of the hat it is and how many you
need to cut.
Use embroidery thread to sew
your hat together. Embroidery thread is usually
made up of six strands. Split the thread so
that you only use three strands to sew
Get the two top hat pieces
and prepare to sew the circle to the top edge
of the shaped top hat piece. Use blanket stitch
to sew the hat together. Curl the shaped piece
around to follow the circle piece. You may find
that the two ends of the shaped piece overlap
at the end. Trim the ends so that they meet
nicely and over sew them together.
The top part of the hat now
needs to be sewn to the brim of the hat. The
top part sits over the hole in the hat brim.
The blanket stitch will show on the inside
The two inner discs need to
be sandwiched between the top part of the hat
and the base of the hat. The inner discs are
slightly smaller and need to be placed off
centre so that the edge touches the back of the
needle case; this will be the hinged area.
Attach the threat to the
left-had side of the hinged area and blanket
stitch 3cm through all four layers.
After the hinged area, keep
the thread attached to the hat. Edge the brim
of the hat with blanket stitch.
Re-join the thread to the base of the hat at
the left-hand side of the hinged area and edge
the base with blanket stitch.
Cut out some flower shapes
in contrasting felt. Tack the flowers to the
hat with a couple of stitches, to finish off
S. Roberts is one of Santas
Helpers and writes for http://www.santaspostbag.co.uk
a Christmas educational & activity website.
The pattern printout can be obtained here
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