There are many occasions when wearing a beret can make you look stylish and fashionable. Whether you’re looking for a classic look, or something a bit more contemporary, a beret can add an extra touch of sophistication to your outfit. Here’s a guide to making a beret of your own.
Gather The Materials
Before you begin, you’ll need to gather your materials. You’ll need: a felt material, scissors, a ruler, pins, a needle and thread, and a button or a piece of elastic. The type of felt you use will depend on the style of beret you’re making and the look you’re going for.
Measure and Cut The Felt
Using your ruler, measure out a circle from the felt material. The circle should be roughly the size of the circumference of your head. Then, using the scissors, cut out the circle. The circle should be slightly larger than your head circumference, as the felt will shrink when you sew it together.
Pin and Sew The Felt
Take the felt circle and, starting from the edge, begin to pin it together. Make sure that the pins are evenly spaced, and that the edges of the felt are lined up. Once you’ve pinned it together, use the needle and thread to sew the felt together. Make sure your stitches are tight and secure.
Form The Beret Shape
Once you’ve sewn the felt together, you need to form the beret shape. To do this, you’ll need to make pleats in the felt. Start by pinning the pleats in place, then sew them together. When you’ve finished, you should have a beret shape.
Add The Button or Elastic
Your beret is almost complete, but you’ll need to add a button or a piece of elastic to keep it in place on your head. If you’re using a button, sew it onto the top of the beret. If you’re using elastic, thread it through the pleats and knot it in place at the back of the beret.
Secure The Seams
Your beret should now be complete, but you’ll need to secure the seams. To do this, use a needle and thread to stitch the seams in place. Make sure your stitches are tight and secure, and that all the edges of the beret are held firmly in place.
Trim The Excess Fabric
Once you’ve secured the seams, you’ll need to trim the excess fabric. Use the scissors to trim away any excess fabric from the edges of the beret. This will help to make the beret look neat and tidy.
You can now add any finishing touches to the beret. If you want to add a bit of colour, you could use fabric paint, or you could sew on some beads or sequins. You could also add a ribbon or a bow to the top of the beret, or you could make tassels to hang from the sides.
Enjoy Your Beret
Your beret is now complete! Enjoy wearing your stylish and fashionable beret. With a bit of practice, you’ll be able to make more berets in different styles and colours.