I remember taking my hat in to Tandy Leather when it was molded and constructed, but not yet dyed or decorated. My favorite employee, John, told me he thought it was an incredible finished project, let alone a work-in-progress. I’m telling you this so you know that from here on out, everything’s a bonus! Have fun with it! This is the time to really show your personality and aesthetic.
This is part two of our behind-the-scenes look at how our witch hats were made! Now that you have all your pieces cut and prepared, it’s time to start construction. This all comes together faster than you might expect, with a magic stitch bringing everything together towards the end.
Jaime and I have big plans to attend many conventions and events. So many, in fact, that we just don’t have time to make full-scale costumes for each one. Still, as costume enthusiasts the idea of NOT wearing a costume seems ludicrous. The solution? A Stitch Witch uniform, featuring simple t-shirts and not-so-simple leather hats.
The techniques used for making a rustic, earthy leather hat don’t require you to be a master leather worker – little inconsistencies are fun! Otherwise you’d use vinyl. (But please don’t.)
If this is still a little over your head – don’t worry! We will be posting a short leather working tutorial soon to give you a head start on your leather costuming.
We’ll be walking you through the process step-by-step but if you aren’t interested in making a witch hat you cant make adjustments to the shape of the crown and brim to make your own style. – a top hat, for instance?