Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Tried my hand at Prairie Bonnets.

Hi Blog Friends,

It’s Wednesday and I can safely say I am done with my Christmas presents. This year I made quiet a few presents for family and friends, so I hope they like what I’ve made.  I love receiving homemade gifts. It means someone put there heart in making it. I’m not able to show pic’s of them cause I don’t want to spoil any surprises.

But, I can show you what I’ve been working on this week.

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I went to JoAnn Fabrics last weekend and picked up some new supplies and while there I thought I’d look to see if there where any patterns for Prairie Bonnets. JoAnn’s was having a sale on most of there patterns, $1.99 each – regularly $11.50!!

Well, they did have a few patterns to choose from. I’ve never made them before and was not sure how involved they would be, so I thought for $1.99 it wouldn't hurt to buy one and try.

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These are my first attempt. What do you think?

They are adult size Large.  I machine stitched everything, except the inside facing of the brim. It had to be hand stitched to look right. I used a light weight interfacing on the brim so it would hold a nice shape and could be folded back. I think I might wash them in a grungy mix to give a worn look, but other than that, I love how they turned out!

Where I live is a very historic area, so I think they may sell in my mall booth. I’ve not seen anywhere here selling them, so I guess I shall see how they do. Now that I have a feel for how bonnets are made I can play with the pattern and come up with some different styles.

Gotta get some cleaning done and run some errands today, so we can enjoy the weekend ahead.

Thank you for stopping by to visit.

Prim Blessings,



  1. They look fantastic Jean! I am not a sewer and it amazes me that you all can whip up stuff like this!! Great job!!:0)

  2. I love your bonnets, awesome job!!! Can't wait to see pictures of your Christmas gifts that you made. I love gifts that are made rather than bought, that makes them extra special. From the heart!! Merry Christmas!!!

  3. Your bonnets look lovely! How nice to find patterns on sale like that too.

    Merry Christmas!
    Blessings from Jessica

  4. I LOVE your bonnets Jean - they turned out great! I've not attempted to make any yet. Glad you found them easy to sew.

  5. The bonnets are very cute. They are also very historically-correct :)

  6. They look great! I love your choice in fabrics, too.

  7. Homemade gifts are the best ever! I'm sure they will love whatever it is you made. You're doing a fine job on the bonnets! I love them, love the colors and fabric patterns you picked out for them.