Pintucked Baby Bonnet-Tutorial

Hello!!  I am Anna from  First, I want to say thank you to Tam for asking me to post with her for "Baby" week of Crafting with the Stars!  Today we are making  a "Pintucked Bonnet."  It is simple and sweet and would be perfect for the upcoming Easter season.  It would also be a great to use for baptism.  

Fabric of Choice ( I used Muslin)
Iron on Stabilizer
Sewing machine and thread

Cut List:
14.5"x 8.5"out of fabric
14.5"x 7" out of fabric and stabilizer
(This is for a small baby. Add one inch to the 14.5 for a medium and two inches for a large, which is what I used on my one year old in the pictures.)

On the larger strip of fabric mark a line 2.5", 3.5" and 4.5" up from the bottom.  These will be your guides for the tucking.

Cut your two strips of material.  Iron the stabilizer onto the backside of the smaller strip, which is your bonnet's lining.

Fold the fabric on one of the lines you just marked, and press.

Using a 1/4" inseam stitch all the way across  and then press the material back out.  Repeat for two other tucks.
Next pin on your lace 1/4" up from the bottom of the main piece.

1/4" revealed 

My ribbon will be strung through the lace, so I will be making two stitches.  One on the top and bottom edges of the lace, so that the ribbon will be able to be laced through.

And Stitch it!

Slip ribbon through your lace and cut it off at each end, so there is no overhang.

Cut two pieces of ribbon for the ties.  I cut mine about 12" long.  You can always cut them down when you are finished so longer is better.  Pin the ribbon on top of the laced ribbon, right sides together.

Pin your lace back to expose the seam allowance.

Place the liner piece, with right sides together, on top of main piece.  Make sure your ribbons and lace are not in the seam allowance.  Stitch on three sides using a 1/4" inseam. (in picture the left right and bottom sides)

Clip bottom corners, turn right side out and press.

Press 1/4" to make seam and turn inward.

Find exact center and place a pin there. (At this point you can make a 1/4" stitch across the back, but I didn't)
Pin a scallop of the doily on the center pin.

Then begin to add scallops from each side and pin down.

Pin all the way around until you reach the last scallop

Inside view.

Flip it inside out and sew 1/4" away from the edge.
Place on baby's head and enjoy!

1 comment:

  1. this is so cute! Thanks for the tutorial! I LOVE the use of a doily!