Summer, sun, sun hat
In our straw hat DIY project, we'll show you how to turn your sun hat into a unique, colourful accessory.
What you'll need:
- A straw sun hat with a broad brim
- Colourful raffia yarn
- A large sewing needle
- Colourful strips of fabric (each 120 cm long)
- A pencil
Draw your desired lettering or design on the brim of the hat. If you would like to use our design, you can print it out and use it as a template. Now, using small stitches, start embroidering your design over the pencil marks.
Securely knot or stitch the ends of the yarn to the underside of the brim. Do this every time you start and finish using a new colour of yarn.
When you have finished your embroidered design, cut the fabric strips for the braided band. If the fabric frays a little at the sides - don't worry! It's perfect for the hippie look!
Our fabric strips are between 3-5 cm wide. We varied the width a little to create a more interesting result!
Sew the strips of fabric together at one end to make them easier to braid.
Now braid the strips of fabric together. We added a satin ribbon to our braid - but there are no limits on your creativity when it comes to materials! If you need inspiration for your ribbons, take a look in our fabric catalogue.
When your braid is long enough for you to lay it around the hat, use a few stitches to sew the ends of the braid together so that the raw edges face inwards and aren't visible.
You can now lay your braided band around the hat. Depending on how secure it is, you may want to attach it to the hat with a couple of stitches.