As you can see, this pattern also includes the vest and shoe patterns, but we’ll save those tutorials for another week. For this week, I’m going to show you how to make the pirate or Colonial-style hat.
If you want to make the pirate hat, you might like to review my satin stitch embroidery tutorial from a couple of weeks back, so you can create the Jolly Roger embroidered image on the hat’s front flap:
Of course, it’s always possible to find a Jolly Roger patch to sew on your hat or use your machine embroidery tools to make one. The tutorial, which I’ll post tomorrow, also suggests that you can skip the embroidery altogether for more of a traditional Colonial-style hat, like the colonists wore during the American Revolutionary War:
So please stop by again tomorrow, when I’ll be posting my newest YouTube video, showing how to make this cute little pirate or Colonial-style hat for your Project MC2 dolls!
Need help printing my patterns? This link will take you to a tutorial showing you how to download and print my FREE patterns using Google Docs. (For the older print-a-pattern tutorial, which uses Microsoft Word, click here.)
Please note: you must enlarge my patterns to fit a full-sized piece of American computer paper (8.5 x 11 inches or 216 x 279 mm) without margins, before printing. These designs use a scant 1/4 inch seam (4 mm to be exact).
If you’re wondering why I make patterns and videos without charging a fee, please visit the “Chelly’s Books” page, and that should explain my general motivations. My patterns are now available through “Creative Commons Attribution.” This means that I created my patterns (and therefore I own rights to them), but I’m willing to share them with everyone who will tell people about my website. I’d like the whole world to know that my website offers free, printable sewing patterns! But I need your help in spreading the word. So from now on, if you do print and use my patterns, make sure you tell people where you got them.
I’ve also got a playlist of tutorials for the beginning sewists on my YouTube channel. It includes video tutorials showing you how to do a basic straight stitch when sewing by hand, how to use the whipstitch to hem a garment, how to sew on snaps, and even how to design your own doll clothes patterns, for those who are new to design and alterations.
In case you haven’t heard, I have actually designed some commercial patterns for Lammily LLC. They have some new dolls in their line, including a new male doll, so you might want to visit the Lammily website to see what they’ve got going on.