Saturday, August 4, 2012

Top Hat Tutorial

I made this top hat using my Gypsy to design it and the Plantin' Schoolbook cartridge.  The inner circle measures 3 1/2" and the outer circle measures 6".  It should have the appearance of a doughnut.  Cut the circles twice.

To make the sides, cut a strip of designer paper measuring 4"x12".  Score at 1/2" and 3 1/2".  Cut out tabs at approximately 1/2 inch increments.  Fold the bottom tabs outward and the upper tabs inward.

Glue the bottom tabs to the larger circle (the "doughnut"), and cover the tabs with the other large circle.  This is to ensure that the brim will be sturdy.  Glue the small circle to the top.  Trim the other small circle and glue it inside the hat.  I used a paper clip to hold the side in place while the glue is drying, and also to ensure that the side of the hat fits nicely to the brim.

I used paper from DCWV for this hat.  I added pink and cream tulle, a Prima flower, a stickpin from Denise :-) and I punched a butterfly using a punch from Martha Stewart.  I added brown pearls at the center of the butterfly using Viva Decor pearl pen. 

On the other side of the hat, I added a tortoiseshell button tied with baker's twine.


  1. This one is pretty too! Thanks for sharing the tutorial. I must try this--maybe red and purple!

  2. I love it Peachy! Great explanation, too!