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Video: How to sew a beanie

Curious about how most beanies that you find in stores are made? (Hint: they are not hand knitted)

Then check out this video, where I show how to sew a beanie using regular knit fabric. Because when you look inside most RTW beanies you will realise that they are actually sewn!

The beanie pattern I’m using in the video is one that I have drafted myself, and it has taken me nine years to perfect it. Yes, I’m not kidding, I blogged about my first beanie hat pattern attempts back in 2009.

So why not just buy a hat sewing pattern you might ask? Well, I’m not a fan of the shapeless, bulky look that many sewed hats have, and thus wanted to create a more fitted hat –one that looks like it was hand-knitted. Hence why it has taken me so many tries!

Get access to my pattern

As I mention in the video, that if you don’t want to draft your own pattern and are looking for an easier way, I have made the Beanie Sewing Pattern I’m using in the video available on my Patreon page for the Modiste and Couturier levels.

I now have two sewing patterns published on my Patreon page. If you are wondering why I’m not just offering sewing patterns the regular way, i.e. setting up a shop, well the main reason is that it is currently too much of an undertaking to do a pattern line launch (and I’m still a bit spent after writing my book).

So this way I can gently dip my toes into the water, learn the ropes, perfect the process and also offer some special bonuses for my Patrons that have picked the higher support levels <3. Hope that makes sense! And hats off to all the indie pattern makers with small resources that manage to launch garment sewing patterns, the work that goes on behind the scenes is massive, there is no way around it. The Love to Sew interview with the founder of In The Folds gives great insights into the realities of being a one-person sewing pattern business, I love Emily Hundt’s honesty about the process.

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