September 15: Make a Hat Day

Today, September 15, is Make a Hat Day! It’s also Felt Hat Day, but we’ll just focus on making any hat, whether it’s felt, cloth or another material. Hats are again back in style since Kate & William’s wedding. Have you ever made a hat?

Make a Hat Day is is a day for fun! Design, make, and wear your a hat for yourself today. Put your personality into it. Or, make a hat from a character you would like to imitate for a day.

This day is very popular with preschool, kindergarten, and grade school teachers and students. Early in the new school year, teachers look for fun and interesting projects to break up the classroom routine, or for art projects. Kids, who love arts projects by nature, can use their creativity in making a hat that fits them!

The rules for Make a Hat Day are quite simple. Just make a hat, any hat. It can be for you, or for mom or dad. Wearing the hat is optional. But, it’s half the fun.

Source: Holiday Insights

Twitter logoSpoiler Alert! #makeahatday Tweets

How can I resist a themed day of tweets? Don’t read any further if you don’t want to know what today’s tweets are. I’ll be using the hashtag #makeahatday today with links to patterns and tutorials (tutes) of various hats. Usually I re-cap the day after the themed tweet day, but since today is MAKE a hat day, I’m giving you the links today so you can make a hat today.

Map Cap
Image source:
Art Deco Society of California

Whew! that was a lot of tweets! I hope you were inspired to make a hat today. If you make a hat, send me a picture. I’d love add it to our Flickr album.

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Cover-Ups Link-tastic Day

Yup, we did it again. Another link-tastic day. This time the theme was cover-ups and cozies. Did you follow the hashtag #sewingcoverup and catch our tweets to all the fun covers to make?

Covers for you, your pet and around your home. If you weren’t able to follow all our tweets or missed one or two, no worries because we’ve rounded them up here below for you. Click through the list and see what you can put under wraps.

Ice cream cone cozies from Spincushion

Ice cream cone cozies from Spincushion

  • Lots of iPad covers
  • Three links for golf club covers! Perfect for Father’s Day pressies. CraftStylish’ version of upcycled sweaters, a simple pattern from CraftyMoms and Babylock‘s fuzzy covers for Dad
  • Stethoscope cover – who doesn’t need one? 🙂
  • Keep the yuckies away with a grocery cart cover
  • Love these ice cream cone cozies from Spincushion! Using terrycloth is a great idea, too! 
  • Psst! Since we’re talking about treats, here’s an extra link that wasn’t tweeted: a freeze pop cover from Under The Table and Dreaming…keeps fingers from getting cold!
  • Keep your hands from burning in your car with a steering wheel cover. Will u make it in sports-themed, frilly or fuzzy?
  • It’s picnic time! Need to have food cover-ups to keep the pesky bugs out of the yummy food.  Use an appliqué if you don’t have an embroidery machine.
  • Between grilling, cover your BBQ with a fun cover. Make it outdoor fabric to withstand the sun. Or how about foregoing the pattern and just drape your BBQ grill? It’s a short, wide figure that has a few fitting needs. 🙂
  • Who remembers swim caps? Here’s a swim cap pattern from Sundrop Textiles in Canada. Make it from waterproof Lycra nylon.
  • Some simple beach cover-ups for you and little tykes.
  • Makeover your mousepad, especially if it’s one that you got from the office. Cover it with pretty fabric to brighten your day.
  • Keep the sun out of baby’s eyes with this baby car seat/carrier cover from blogger Vanilla Joy.
  • Freshen your closet with lavender-filled hanger covers.

To finish our #sewingcoverups tweet day: a Swiffer mop cover from Berlin’s Whimsy!

We hope you had fun following along with our cover-up tweets. Some were pretty unusual, weren’t they? Just shows that if you can sew, you can make anything you can imagine. Now, go cover something!

Sew long for now! Are you following us on Twitter? 

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