Sunday, May 5, 2013

DIY hat ribbon


Hey guys, hope you had a well rested weekend.
Here's a new diy i've been working on.
With warmer days ahead, this will be a fun and useful addition to your spring and summer look.
Instead of buying a new hat, you can give it a fresh look just by adding a new ribbon.

I used fabric from an old shirt that was a little faded.
Remember what I said about throwing out old shirts that you
can potentially reuse. Yes it's a form of hoarding but i like to see it as recycling. ;)

Supplies needed:
fabric in your choice of design/color
Velcro with sticky backs
felt 

If you happen to have fabric ribbons laying around in the same width, 
I would recommend using that instead.
If not, this is a good chance to use any old shirts lying around.
The material i used was jersey cotton, a little hard to work with so i added felt
to make it thicker. 
Measure the length and width of the ribbon from your hat and go from there.
I'm pretty sure you can use fabric glue, but
I sewed it together to save time.
Once you have your ribbon ready add velcro stickies to both ends. (Hand stitch for extra security).
And there you have it, a new hat! sort of!


Imagine the possibilities, you can switch up the ribbons to match your outfits.
Try using floral, lace, or pastel colors.
 Hope you enjoyed this tutorial and let me know what you think!

23 comments:

  1. Wow it became a completly different hat!! I guess I only need to buy one hat for this spring and summer hehe. Thanks for sharing Kay. o(^-^)o

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    1. Thank you Mincho. Yes you only need to buy one, unless you want to buy more! :)

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    1. Thanks! I had a lot of fun making it. :) Thanks so much for stopping by!

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  3. I love the finished result! Your hat is super cute. xxx

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  4. This is such a quick and easy way to spruce up an old fedora! Great idea. : )

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    1. You're so right. :) Thanks Jessy!

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  5. Very cool way to add flair to a typical hat :)

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  6. DIY is really fun and I love the way of making sth unique only to me. Great post,BTW!

    Wanna follow each other? Pls let me know.

    Love from
    Forever Beauties

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    1. Definitely and it forces you to get creative with what you already have. Thanks Jessy. :)

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  7. Wow, that was such a great idea of crafting! I will definitely try that once summer hits NYC, because right now its not so warm and in May already, lol.

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    1. Thanks Micky for reading and commenting! Sorry to hear it's not warm yet in NYC. It's been wonderful here in sf/bay :) No complaints.

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  8. I like your look very lovely. I found your blog today. Would you like to follow each other via GFC or G+ or Bloglovin or FB? If so please let me know and I'll follow you right back. XO
    Please visit me:
    http://www.kclueless.com/

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    1. Hi Kate thanks for visiting. Sure we can. :)

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  9. great idea and super cute hat! looks great on you xox

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  10. Hi Kay,
    Thanks for following on my bloglovin. I don't have GFC only G+. I am following you now via bloglovin & GFC...
    XO
    http://www.kclueless.com/

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  11. I love to see sweet little DIYs, this makes such a difference and is really amazing. I am following your blog now.

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    1. Hi Imogen, thanks so much! That is such a compliment :) Appreciate the positive feedback!!

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  12. Dear Kay,
    Thanks for following me and I am following you too. I don't know if you could have me in your G+ circle?
    XO
    http://www.kclueless.com/

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