I have had this white baseball cap sitting in my sewing studio for months now. Just hanging on my door handle waiting for me to do something with it. To tell you the truth, I forget what I even bought it for! There was some grand idea I had months ago, that never came to fruition – and there the baseball cap has hung ever since. But as of yesterday, that baseball cap will hang on my door NO MORE!
I put my foot down and said no to unfinished sewing projects. Lol – actually, I was just inspired and decided to make something with it quickly. Maybe its because it has been raining for what feels like weeks on end and I am trying to mentally will the sun into existence, or maybe I just had an itch to use this fun yellow fabric that I have been staring at for a while now…either which way – I love my new hat! Or visor. Whatever you want to call it.
How to turn a baseball cap into a women’s visor. Yup – I am officially ready for my first golf game. FOUR!
Fabric Visor DIY
- 1/4 yd fabric
- Cheap baseball cap
- Seam ripper
- Heavy duty regular point sewing needle
- Basic sewing essentials
Step One – Using your seam ripper, or very sharp point scissors, remove the bill from the cap.
Step Two – Cut your 1/4 yard of fabric in half, so that you have (2) 4.5″ long pieces. Sew them right sides together at the side seam to create one very long piece of fabric. Press seam open.
Step Three – Fold fabric in half, right sides together, matching up the long outer edge. Press. Mark where the very center of your fabric is, and determine the size of the bill on either side of that center marking. Using pins, mark on the left and right side of that center mark the width of the raw edge of the bill.
Step Four – Sew fabric along raw outer edges, curving the ends if desired. Leave the center marked area unsewn. Turn fabric right side out and press, making sure to turn the raw edge of the bill opening area towards the inside.
Step Five – Slip curved raw edge of bill inside fabric opening. Pin bill to fabric, sandwiching the bill in between the fabric.
Step Six – Using a heavy duty sewing needle, sew along the fabric edge to secure bill in place. If desired, continue sewing along the entire length of fabric to edge stitch.
And you are finished!
Simply tie the fabric visor on and make a bow to secure! Super cute, and makes for a great pop of color for Summer! Showcase your fave fabrics and keep your face from the Sun. That is a win / win my friends :).
Thanks so much for stopping by, and until next time…