October Pin Lover's Club Reveal & Little Black Hat Mini-Pinnie Tutorial

September 19, 2019

JABC Pin Lover's Club Little Black Hat Mini-Pinnie

All the ghoulish fashion experts agree, every witch should have the perfect "little black hat" for a night on the town! Lucky for all of our pin loving witches, we have the perfect little black hat (pincushion) just in time for Halloween!

JABC October Pin Lover's Club Happy Haunting

 

For October, members of our Pin Lover's Club will enjoy a bit of Happy Haunting! The new exclusive Happy Haunting Pin-Mini set includes a little something sweet (candy corn), a little something spooky (a ghost), and a little something lovely (a new club only floral embellished witch hat)!

Be sure to join the Pin Lover's Club by October 1st to guarantee that you receive the Happy Haunting Pin-Mini set. To join, click here: Pin Lover's Club

JABC Pin Lover's Club Little Black Dress Mini Pinnie

The coordinating Mini-Pinnie- Little Black Hat is a sweet mini pincushion version of the exclusive floral witch hat pin. You'll find the pattern download linked in the supply list below. This month we've also included a full step-by-step tutorial to make creating your Little Black Hat Mini-Pinnie extra easy.

Be warned though, there is a bit of magic hidden in this little black hat that just might leave you spellbound!

Little Black Hat Mini-Pinnie Supplies:

Little Black Hat Mini- Pinnie Instructions:

Felted wool is reversible, so choose the side you will call the "right side" (outside of the pincushion). On the dull side of freezer paper, trace the pattern shapes. With the shiny side down, place the freezer paper on the wrong side of the wool. With your iron on a dry wool setting, press the paper to the wool. Give the paper a moment to cool, then cut out all the shapes along the solid traced lines.

Additionally, we've added a fusible adhesive (HeatnBond Lite) to a few pieces to give them extra structure. Adding the fusible adhesive is optional. It was added to one side of the following pattern pieces: hat band (all 3 pieces), hat brim, Stiff Stuff hat brim lining, and the hat bottom.

Assembling the Hat Crown

JABC Witch Hat Mini-Pinnie Tutorial

Place two hat crown pieces right sides together. Pin the pieces together along one long edge.

JABC Witch Hat Mini-Pinnie Tutorial

Sew 1/8" from the pinned edge along the straight edge.

JABC Witch Hat Mini-Pinnie Tutorial

After sewing, press the seam.

JABC Witch Hat Mini-Pinnie Tutorial

Place the remaining crown piece on the remaining side of the first, right sides together. Sew the two pieces together 1/8" from the pinned edge along the straight edge.

JABC Witch Hat Mini-Pinnie Tutorial

Press the assembled piece.

JABC Witch Hat Mini-Pinnie Tutorial

Turn the assembled piece right side up. Trim the dog ears off in line with the straight edges.

JABC Witch Hat Mini-Pinnie Tutorial

Pin the two remaining raw edges together. Sew along the straight edge 1/8" from the edge.

JABC Witch Hat Mini-Pinnie Tutorial

Press the new seam.

JABC Witch Hat Mini-Pinnie Tutorial

Turn the assembled piece right side out. Use a small dowel rod or similar tool to push the tip of the hat all the way out.

JABC Witch Hat Mini-Pinnie Tutorial

Bend a 7" piece of floral wire in half. Twist the wire to create a 3 1/2" stem.

JABC Witch Hat Mini-Pinnie Tutorial

Place the wire stem inside the hat crown so that the bent end of the wire sits in the tip of the hat crown.

JABC Witch Hat Mini-Pinnie Tutorial

Begin stuffing the hat crown with wool roving. Stuff around the wire stem keeping it in the center of the hat crown as much as possible. Use a small dowel rod to help pack the roving into the tip of the hat. Continue adding roving until the hat crown is firm. Stop filling when the roving is about 1/4" from the open end of the hat crown.

JABC Witch Hat Mini-Pinnie Tutorial

Use a double strand of floss or thread to add a running stitch around the open end of the hat crown. Place the running stitch about 1/4" from the open edge.

Place the cardboard circle inside the hat crown on top of the roving. If the wire stem is too long, bend the end over until the cardboard piece fits inside the hat crown. (Yes, we use packaging from the recycle bin!)

JABC Witch Hat Mini-Pinnie Tutorial

Slip your needle between the two strands of floss at the start of your running stitch.

JABC Witch Hat Mini-Pinnie Tutorial

Pull the floss tight until it gathers around the cardboard. Take a few stitches to secure the gathers.

Assembling the Hat Band

JABC Witch Hat Mini-Pinnie Tutorial

Place two hat band pieces together, right sides together. Hand or machine stitch the two pieces together along one of the short ends about 1/8" from the edge.

JABC Witch Hat Mini-Pinnie Tutorial

Sew the third hat band piece to the first two in the same manner.

JABC Witch Hat Mini-Pinnie Tutorial

Turn the hat band right side out. Use coordinating embroidery floss to add a blanket stitch along the top edge of the hat band.

JABC Witch Hat Mini-Pinnie Tutorial

Place the hat band on the hat crown. Slide the hat band so that the bottom of the hat band lines up with the bottom of the hat crown. Line up the seam lines of the hat band and hat crown.

Creating the Hat Brim

JABC Witch Hat Mini-Pinnie Tutorial

Sew rick rack trim around the inner opening of the hat brim.

 JABC Witch Hat Mini-Pinnie Tutorial

Slip the hat brim over the hat crown. Place the brim so that it is almost to the bottom of the crown.

JABC Witch Hat Mini-Pinnie Tutorial

Turn the hat over. Sew around the hat brim with a simple whip stitch, stitching through the crown, hat band, and brim in one stitch. Your stitches into the hat brim can easily be hidden behind the rick rack.

JABC Witch Hat Mini-Pinnie Tutorial

Bend a piece of floral wire in a circle the same size as the circle cut from Stiff Stuff. Use a quick whip stitch to secure the wire to the outside edge of the Stiff Stuff circle. 

JABC Witch Hat Mini-Pinnie Tutorial

Place the hat bottom wrong side up. Center the Stiff Stuff circle on top the hat bottom. (If you added fusible adhesive like we did, the two pieces are placed fusible side up.)

JABC Witch Hat Mini-Pinnie Tutorial

Place the assembled hat on top of the hat bottom/Stiff Stuff stack, lining up the edges.

JABC Witch Hat Mini-Pinnie Tutorial

If you used fusible adhesive on the hat bottom, use an iron to fuse the assembled hat to the hat bottom. If you did not use fusible adheasive, pin the layers together.

Add a blanket stitch around the brim of the hat, sewing through all the layers about 1/8" from the edge.

Final Details

JABC Witch Hat Mini-Pinnie Tutorial

Arrange the flowers and leaves around the hat band. Pin them in place.

JABC Witch Hat Mini-Pinnie Tutorial

Secure each flower and leaf with a simple stitch in the center of each.

JABC Witch Hat Mini-Pinnie Tutorial

Add JABC star buttons to the center of each flower.

JABC Pin Lover's Club Little Black Dress Mini Pinnie MAIN

Using the wire in the crown of the hat and around the brim you can easily shape your Little Black Hat as desired. We love the tip of the crown bent over and a little curve added in the brim. The crown looks great pointed straight up too as if it is fresh off the millinery store shelves! That's the magic of this Mini-Pinnie, you can shape and re-shape the crown and the brim. So wickedly fun, right?

Comments

Jacqueline Hale

Jacqueline Hale said:

Love the hat! Thank you!

Michelle  Martin

Michelle Martin said:

What color is the butternut 2233a? This is not listed on Weeks Dye website. Do you happen to have this as a kit?

Tammy Tutterow

Tammy Tutterow said:

Michelle- Butternut is the color used on the flower that is closest to the brim- it is medium orange-ish color. You could easily swap it out for another color. Sorry, no, there is no kit available.

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