There is little else like making something yourself and having it turn out just right. I know the
feeling is rare. And, it seems, the more challenging the project, the greater the satisfaction. I designed
this booklet with the first-time tailor in mind. It will take you, step-by-step, through the preparation,
cutting, and assembling of an authentic Tudor flat cap appropriate for any Renaissance Fair. This design
is simple and rugged. When you are finished, you will have learned:
Now get yourself set up to sew the cap by following the steps below.
Completely and carefully read these instructions over. Even for a small project, you do not want to discover, at the end, that you forgot to do something. In developing my costumes, I have had this happen often enough to realize that I can mess up even a familiar pattern this way, much more so a new one.
In addition, because you are custom-fitting this, and other, costume pieces, you must know
before you start cutting where you will enlarge or size down the pattern.
Gather the tools you will need to do this project.
Now gather the materials you will use for your hat.
* This is a general estimate, based on this pattern. It may be less for smaller heads. Follow the instructions under, "Getting the Proper Fit," in the section, "Setting Up the Pattern," to figure the right yardage.
**There are brands of interfacing that can be ironed on like a patch. These will work well for this project.
-- then that means line up parallel to the selvage.
Setting Up the Pattern
Laying out the Pattern and Sewing
Fitting and Final Assembly