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Got It Made! Susan Singh’s Hats

There are 1001 beautiful things you can make from the huge variety of fabrics sold at the For the Love of Cloth sale. This year we’re doing something special to inspire our shoppers. We’re planning a display of handcrafted items that have been made from decorator fabrics.

TMC Volunteers are invited to purchase fabric for this purpose in the next couple of weeks. Let your imagination guide you: cushions, purses, jackets, hats etc. The item you create will be displayed at the sale Oct. 14 & 15, and here on Strand News. If you’re a TMC Volunteer, contact us.

TMC Volunteer Susan Singh kicks things off: “I wanted to see what kind of hats could be made out of the upholstery samples from FLOC.  I was able to make a broad-brimmed hat, plus an extra hat, out of one sample.  The weight of the fabric gives a nice flip to the brim without added stiffening.  I also made a baseball hat and a perky cap out of smaller matched upholstery samples.  It takes three to four hours to complete a fully lined, reversible hat.”


About Strand News

Strand News is the online meeting place for members of the Volunteer Association of the Textile Museum of Canada. Our annual fundraisers, including the Textile Bazaar, support Museum programs and exhibitions.


This entry was posted on September 10, 2011 by in Uncategorized.

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