Felt Fedora

Just a short post today. I am still getting ready for the show this weekend. I finally got the fedora with feathers done. I felted the shape of 2 flowers right into it and made one separate to sew on.

fedora befor sewing

I sewed around the felted in ones to give the some definitions. I sewed  veins on the separate one and attached it.  I am not sure if it shouldn’t have something at the bottom of the feather. I am just not sure what.

fedora with leaf

Now back to felting soap and sewing on buttons.

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21 Responses to Felt Fedora

  1. koffipot says:

    Very smart, and a nice shape. If you want to add something at the bottom, how about a band? Perhaps a couple of small real feathers, and/or a small, bright, hat pin for contrast?

    • Thanks you. I was thinking a band as well. I think that’s the usual thing to do. now to go searching through the odds and ends to see if I have something or will have to make one.

  2. Lyn says:

    Love the colours you’ve put together on the fedora – great hat! I think Judith’s suggestions are good.

  3. zedster66 says:

    That’s really nice, Ann! Judith’s ideas are good. And don’t you sell flower brooches? You could do a smaller one or hat pin version that could accompany the hat.

  4. Oooh, this one is gorgeous. My daughter would love one of these! Do you have a hat form?

  5. oh this is beautiful! i have a hat form and have been meaning to make hats for ages!
    i think a simple silver button or buckle at the bottom of the flower would really set it of a treat, but that’s just me 😉

  6. Do you have a pretty brass button, maybe antique to add to the bottom perhaps with a small fluff of feathers? That would set it off nice. I too would like to know if you used a hat form. I free form mine but it is hard to get that nice rounded ridge on the top. Any hint that you could share?

  7. luvswool says:

    Terrific hat, Ann! I like Judith’s idea of adding a hat band. If the felted feather and hat band were removable, you could achieve a variety of looks with one hat…like adding a flower, a pin, real feathers. Hope the fair goes well for you!

  8. ruthlane says:

    Great hat Ann! I love the color combination and looks like you have great suggestions for adding that final touch. Hope the sale goes well for you.

  9. Thanks Ruth. I think its a Dharma colour, if not it would be prochem.

  10. Marilyn aka Pandagirl says:

    Nice hat, Ann! Love the color. Any of the suggestions for extra elements are good. Thanks for the link for the hat form.

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