Specially designed boxes have long been used for storage of millinery and hats.
This craft pattern by BramBelles Boutique will allow you to design and create a hat box to suit almost any doll hat.
The pattern includes a range of sizes in 3 designs; Round, Oval and Octagonal. A Measurement table is also included to make calculations easier. The pattern includes suggestions for decorating the boxes and a page depicting some completed boxes and hats that will fit those boxes.
One can choose to use recycled materials in the construction and decoration, but a supply list is included.
Personal Creativity is encouraged as the boxes can be decorated with a variety of materials - 'Keep your hat on ... the sky is the limit!'
Recommended Fabrics: For box covering: Denim, quilting cottons, also scrapbook paper
*Paper scissors or rotary cutter
*Metal or quilting ruler
*HB (#2), 4B pencil or carpenters’ pencil
*Clips, paper clips
*Weights (Food cans work)
• Fabric or paper sealant
• Other embellishments of choice
• Template plastic
• Fabric scissors
Skill Level: Advanced Beginner to Intermediate Crafter
What You Get: One 42 page sewing pattern that you digitally download as a PDF file so you can start your project immediately! The PDF sewing pattern provides full color step-by-step illustrated instructions and full size pattern pieces. A PDF reader is required to view and print the files (example: Adobe Reader or Preview for MAC). The download link is received immediately after the transaction is complete. Print copies are NOT available.
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I've crafted things like this before but only with cardstock so the boxes weren't nearly as sturdy as these. Almost anybody with dolls has a lot of small stuff that's easy to loose such as socks and undies. These little boxes are perfect for such things and for giving presents to dolly people. A small one would make a good home for a travel doll. Two or even three thicknesses of cereal/cracker box on top and bottom would make it very sturdy indeed. I saved pictures I liked from last year's calendar and catalogue covers and have found small patterned scrapbooking paper in colors which harmonize with the pictures. Mine is a small marble pattern in several colors. I wouldn't hesitate to do this project with older kids provided I had enough good tacky glue and pinch clothespins. I find it elegant, versatile and budget friendly.
I am not a great paper crafter. I could easily follow the instructions to make these lovely little hat boxes. There is a “learning curve”, but I have improved with each box. They are simple to make but easily dress up for whatever level of elaborate you would like. I enjoyed what I made and look forward to making more. Good job BramBelles Boutique.
I have only tried the round box. Instructions were easy to understand. I love that I can decorate it any way I chose. I made 3 so far, same pattern, but all different.
I'm not a crafter. I don't have cardstock or scrapbook paper. What I did have was cereal boxes, quilters cotton, and trim. And guess what -- I was able to make one. I made the octagon, size 2. It's too small to use as an AG hat box, but it's a great size to add to a scene for Blaire's farmer's market. Measure carefully. I used an Xacto knife to cut my cereal boxes. Fast-Tack white glue. Hardest part was choosing fabric and trim. The construction itself was fun. And it made a sturdy, decorative little box. Have fun.