Ok, so before I dive into the how to's, and what not's, I need to warn you that I am NOT what most consider to be a "follows instructions well" kinda person. Nope. Not me, not this girl. In fact, I can't recall the last time I actually sat down and followed instructions on anything of significance. Its a gift or if you ask my husband a curse, but love it or hate it, I am a peacock, and you gotta let me fly, ok? Ok!
Get to work:
- Remove clips from panel #1 dont worry if glue isn't dry, the folded edges should stay together.
- Apply a thin, even layer of fabric glue to panel #1. I applied the glue directly onto the fabric with a paint brush to ensure coverage. I also applied more glue onto the hat, I don't recommend doing this, but it ended up working out in the end. More on that later.
- Smash the hat so that front lays flat, align panel #1 to hat.
- Using your hands, working from the end closest to the brim, press fabric onto hat, manipulate and move the fabric to cover the hat. Lift fabric and add a bit of glue if needed.
- When you get to the edges of panel, ease the fabric under the seam. I added glue to the edges of fabric which helped a lot with keeping the edges clean.
- When you get to the top of the hat cut the tip of the panel and ease edges under the button. Use clips to secure panels to the hat if needed.
- Rept steps for panel # 2
- Remove clips from pre-cut strip, add thin layer of glue to back and secure to bottom of panels.
Cut any remaining overhang off and secure ends to hat with fabric glue
- This part can be a bit tricky because of the bulkiness, and the open ends of your fabric strip exposed, but all worked out in the end with some extra fabric glue ;)
- Secure fabric strip with a clip on each side to the brim of the hat.
- Take your accent piece and glue to brim ( or any open area of the hat) and bedazzle!
- Let hat sit for 24 hours and enjoy!
Side note: although the glue claims it dries clear, that was not the case on black. I ended up with random clear/white blotches all the brim of the hat. I tried scrubbing it off with no luck, and even tried sand paper (not my best moment). I had a good laugh, and decided this project was a fail, but thanks to our amazing community members in our VSCF Insider Group recommending fabric paint over the glue spot the day and hat was saved. So feel free to use that as an option if you find yourself in a similar situation.
Make shift pattern and new panels
Clips secured with glue to create "clean" edges.
Securing panel 1 with way too much glue. Ooops!
On to panel #2. Check out those seams XD!
I forgot to take photos when adding the strip of fabric to the base. Sorry! See the glue spots? I was not joking when I said I might've went glue crazy.
Make shift Oogie Boogie pattern pre-black paint.
WALAAA!!! Here is the final creation!! Ignore the shine, the paint is still wet from covering the access glue. If you look closely, you can see where I tried to sand off the dried glue spots, which admittedly was NOT my brightest moment. Maybe one day I will learn how to follow instructions... but at the ripe age of 31 I doubt it.
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