Newsboy Cap Tutorial with Pattern
Look at my newsboy cap and may be you will have desire to make such hat. Here you find tutorial how to sew newsboy cap and pattern (PDF) of two sizes.
The newsboy cap is traditionally a men's cap worn newspaper boy in the late 19th and early 20th centuries (USA). But it looks cool on women in our days too, especially with sunglasses!
This tutorial has only some main steps how to sew newsboy cap. The version with full illustrated instructions (more than 50 photos) and printed sewing pattern (pdf) of newsboy cap you can get for a fee (10$).
Note: For sewing a newsboy cap you need have some sewing skills.
The pattern not includes seam allowances. Don't forget to add around every piece 1 cm (3/8).
The pattern is printable on A4 or letter size paper. The file with pattern Includes 2 pdf data: pattern for head size 55cm //21,7" and pattern for head size 58cm //22,8". This photo shows 55cm // 21.7". It is little bit loose fit for me.
If you decide to sew such plaid newsboy cap or have any question doesn't hesitate to contact me!
Materials: Main fabric /140 cm (55") width // length: 0.5 m (0.54 yds)
Lining fabric / 140 cm (55") width // length: 0.5 m (0.54 yds)
After a long and difficult sewing, the newsboy hat is ready and I decided to show it to you not only in the photos but in the video. In this video you not find tutorial how to sew newsboy cap and pattern. In this video, you will see how a ready-made cap looks like only.
Details needed for sewing this hat
The first thing you should do - to cut eight equal cone pieces of hat. For each part, you have to add seam allowances 1cm (3/8).
If you will to sew such plaid women's newsboy beret for winter from wool fabric you must take into account texture of checkered fabrics. All parts a cap must have symmetrical location of squares of checkered fabrics.
Cut out all fabrics pieces shown at the image above including a cap visor (2 parts) and cap-band (tape has 2 parts).
Don't forget to add seam allowances about 1 cm (3/8).
Now you just have to cut eight equal cone pieces of lining (similar thin cotton fabric) and you can start sewing a beret.
Adding to fabric a fusible interfacing fabric
Look at this photo. After you have cut these parts of cap you need to clip little triangles on the tops. This will help you correctly lay seams on the top of cap.
Keep in mind that all wool fabric parts (and other light fabrics) of the newsboy cap is needed to duplicate (on wrong side) with a fusible interfacing fabric.
Sewing all pieces of cap together
Now you need to sew four pieces of cap together as shown on this photo.
It is time to stitch the two half of the hat.
Press all seam allowances with steam iron in opposite directions (open) on wrong side a cap.
Now it is time to make a visor
Now it is time to make a visor.
For bottom of the cap visor you could have making different color of fabric or use the same color as top parts of the hat. But both parts of a visor you need to duplicate with the fusible interfacing fabric necessarily.
Before sewing a hat you need to cut two strips (cap-band). Keep in mind that you can change its width at your discretion. The taller hat you want the wider this strip will be.
How to sew a cap-band to visor
Firstly you need to sew both strips of the cap-band to the visor.
After you sew the visor, you can continue sewing both head band pieces together. Sew the head band pieces and visor with wide stitches (5-6 mm).
Now fold these both parts of the strips in half.
Sewing upper part of newsboy cap with visor
Take the upper part of the hat and connect it with one strip of the cap-band (all details place face to face).
Pin it in four points as shown.
Now you need sew these details together. Be sure that your sewing machine can do it. This is the thickest seam and sewing machine may break a needle.
Note: Segment of visor location can be done by hand stitching.
Now you need attach a lining
Now you need only attach a lining to inner strip of the cap-band.
It is time turn out the cap on the front side through this hole.
Decoration for newsboy hat
Any usual button can be a nice decoration for newsboy hat.
Now you need to sew a button to the top of cap. This will not only decorate the hat but and hide docking seams.
So looks the newsboy cap inside.
It is time to put on this newsboy hat and look in your mirror.
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