Sew the hat until the last step where the band is folded. STOP. Sew another hat the same way, which will be the lining, exactly like the first with a band 1.75 inches wide. The two parts are now ready to be joined together:
The outside of the hat above is heavy tweed fabric from a recycled suit and the lining a considerably lighter cotton fabric:
First step is to make sure, that “tweedy” is turned with the right side out and “flowers” is turned with the wrong side out. Place “tweedy” into “flowers” as shown in the picture below. Or in short: “tweedy” right side out into “flowers” wrong side out. The pictures below should help. See the seams of “flowers” on the outside?
Pull the hat inside out through the opening:
Sew the opening shut with a slip stitch. Done. Your very own lined Garbo Hat is ready!
Possibilities are endless. One of my favorite hats right now is one sewn from t-shirt fabric. It’s not only soft, but completely reversible. (BTW my favorite is always the last one I make.)
- Decorate the trim with a ribbon or top stitching.
- Make some fabric flowers using the leftover fabric.
- If the hat is too big, gather the center top to your desired size and sew together with a few stitches.
- Use thin cream or white linen fabric for a Vaudeville summer look.
- Decorate the outer shell before lining with embroidery.
Most women wear many hats. Let’s make it fun. Be sure to enjoy the process.