Hello Sew McCool Readers!!
It’s Addie from Addiek.com again and I am excited to show you how to sew a fleece beret today. I originally designed this pattern for my daughter in order to sew her a black beret to complete her artist ensemble.
I came across that beret a few days ago and decided to make her a new one that she can wear this winter. The beret is easy and quick to sew. I have included a beret printable pattern that will fit most children aged 4-8. I hope you enjoy!
What you’ll need:
* 3/8 of a Yard Micro Fleece
* 1/8 of a Yard Micro Fleece for contrast band
* Coordinating Thread
* Sewing Machine
* Optional: Hand sewing needle for flower
How to sew a fleece beret
Cut out all pattern pieces according to directions on the pattern
Step Two: Band Construction
A. Pin and sew open end of band closed.
B. Press seams flat.
C. Fold band in half with wrong sides together.
Step Three: Attach Brim to Band
A. Pin band to 1 piece of brim piece(piece 2) with right sides together.
B. Pin second brim piece to the other side of the band with right sides together, sandwiching the band between the two pieces.
C. Sew band and brim pieces together using a zigzag stitch, which will allow the band to stretch when it’s put on.
D. Cut notches in the seam allowance approximately every 2 inches.
E. Turn the pieces right sides out.
Step 4: Attach Beret Top
A. Pin beret top (piece 1) to the brim layers with right side together.
B. Sew pieces together using straight stitch.
C. Trim away half the seam allowance.
Now, simply turn the beret right side out!
…and take lots of photos or selfies, because this is just so dang cute!
Optional Flower Construction:
Use the left over circles left from cutting piece 2 to make a quick flower. Simply gather the pieces together in the middle of the circle and secure the thread on the back. Then just simply attach it to your finished beret.
It was great to share this tutorial with you today. Feel free to stop by my blog Addiek.com anytime.
Addie Martindale blogs at AddieK.com and is a design contributor for SewMcCool.com. To make sure you don’t miss any fun tutorials, please follow SewMcCool by e-mail (the link is at the top of the right-hand column) or join me on BlogLovin’ – the button is just below the e-mail feed box! 🙂