Iron Craft ’14 Challenge 15: Embellished Hat Tutorial

I have lost some hats along the way, so I needed some new ones. The thermometer says “hot hot” but the calendar the stores use says, “get ready for fall”. So when I went shopping for a hat, the choices were slim. I found this one option at Target, but it is a little bit more “street” than I would normally wear, so it became the perfect choice to embellish.

Medallion Cap


  • cap
  • fabric
  • heat n’ bond
  • thread


  • iron
  • craft scissors
  • sewing machine

Here is the cap before I started.
I wanted to make the cap more feminine. My idea was to sew on a large motif flower or bright color.
I liked the fabrics that had green already in them, but I chose the hot pink one in the end.

  • Iron on Heat n’ Bond to the cotton accent, then cut it out with craft scissors.
  • Stuff the cap to make it as rigid as you possibly can to apply the fabric to the top.
  • Pull the paper backing off the fabric, and carefully center the design on the cap. Then apply the iron to stick the medalLion down.
  • Feed the cap under the needle of your sewing machine and add a small tight zigzag stitch all around the edge. Clip the threads, and wear it proudly!
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