a1is012 ~ Millinery Shop
Trimmed Hat and Pill Box Hat Bases

Required tools and supplies:

  • X-acto knife and fresh blade
  • Metal straight-edge ruler to use to press against and make perfect creases
  • Tweezers
  • Cutting mat
  • Detailing scissors
  • Fast-grab, quick-dry white craft glue that dries clear
  • Small piece of aluminum foil to use as a glue pot
  • Artist's paint brush to apply glue
  • You're choice of feathers, ribbon, fabric, rhinestones and/or flowers to cover hat bases.
1. Cut out all pieces. Fold the two lines of small tabs against a straight-edge ruler.

2. Make sure that the hat forms a nice curved shape. Accomplish this by wrapping cylinder piece tightly around a shaft such as a pen for a minute, then release.

3.  Glue side tab of cylinder piece.

4.  Slip bottom line of small tabs through the opening hole of hat brim piece (printed side of brim is pointed skyward). Glue printed side of tabs against blank surface of hat brim.

5. Flatten the tabs found on the top of the hat cylinder.

6.  Glue blank surface of other hat brim against blank surface of hat brim already on hat assembly.

7.  Glue small circle to top of hat on the tabs.

8. Wind long piece around pen shaft to get a nice curved piece.

9. Glue other round circle to the inside of the hat.

10.  Glue long piece to inside of hat cylinder. Glue blank surfaces together.

11.  This is a view of the finished hat base.

12. Unadorned, this hat fits in the larger hat box. If your decorations are going to hang past the brim edge, feel free to trim the brim.

13. The pill box hat assembles similarly. Create the cylinder, but glue bottom line of tabs to the inner blank surface of the cylinder.

14.  Fold flat the tabs at the top of the cylinder.

15. Glue circle to the top of the tabs.

16. Glue second circle to the inside of the hat. Line the sides with the long panel.


Paper Minis Miniatures
On-Line Since 2002

Front Royal, Virginia
email: ann-vanture@paperminis.com


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