Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Easter Sewing (3)

The next piece of the babies outfit is an "Easter Bonnet."
I'm not sure what this generation of moms thinks of such an item, but a bonnet traditionally had to be part of an Easter ensemble because any female's head had to be covered while worshipping in church, so I thought I'd make up a cute quick one.
I found this rectangular shaped easy one to make on the "Sew Beautiful" blog and it whipped up as easy as  meringue (which is way easier than making a pie I might add).
All there is to it is:
 Cut out 2 different fabrics in rectangular shape (I think this size was 9" x 14") and sewing them together right sides together with ties on each side of one long edge about 1 1/2 inches into the piece. (Use any ribbon, fabric, or anything that'll make a cute little bow.)
 Last step is sewing a 1/4 - 1/2"casing on the other long edge to pull a ribbon or small piping/cording through so that it can gather up into a small 2" circle at the back of the child's head. Sorry, no picture of the back.
My model moved away so next time the teddybear will have to suffice.
Boo Hoo Hoo

The 2 fabrics make it reversible and I added a plain white cotton lining so the fashion fabric wouldn't show through to each side. I also added a little trim fabric, but you can use lace or ribbon or nothing at all if you desire and make it uniquely yours.
Fold the top 1 1/2 inch section back for a brim and tie it on.


  1. i think my generation does NOT share my fondness for the occasional bonnet but i sure love em!! thanks mamacita!

  2. im sorry your model moved away! she looked so happy to be your mannequin too!! (;