How to Make a Beginner Baby Bonnet

How to Make a Beginner baby bonnet

Learn to sew this beginner baby bonnet using the free sewing pattern and sewing tutorial. This is a reversible baby bonnet that can be made using basic sewing skills. I just love this simple project. It is perfect for the baby or toddler in your life. I really like this project because it is reversible and can be made with two fat quarters of fabric. If you would like to check out another of my baby bonnet patterns check out this one.

I used a quarter yard of fabric and some Kona cotton that I purchased at JOANN Fabric & Craft Stores but you could head to or to get exactly what you need for your beginner baby bonnet project. This post contains affiliate links that if you click on them and make a purchase I may receive a small commission at o extra cost to you. As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases.

What you will Need: How to Make a Beginner baby Bonnet

Step 1: Cut out your Fabrics

Using the pattern pieces cut out the pieces as directed and cut a brim pice from the SF 101. In addition cut out two lengths of 1″ fabric to use for the ties of your baby bonnet. I used 16″ x 1″ lengths if fabric for my straps.

Cut Your fabrics

Step 2: Create Brim

Fuse the Pellon SF 101 to the wrong side of the outer fabric of your bonnet brim. Place the brim pieces right sides together and stitch along the curved edge using a 3/8″ seam allowance. Turn right sides out and press. Top stitch along the curve edge.

Fuse the interfacing

Place the brim pieces right sides together

Step 3: Create the Outer Bonnet

Take one side of the outer bonnet and the rectangular piece and pin them right sides together on the curved edge. Stitch using a 3/8″ seam allowance. Repeat for the other side of the bonnet. Trim the seam allowance.

Stitch center panel to side of Bonnet
Finished outer bonnet

Step 4: Create the Lining Bonnet

Create he lining bonnet the same way you created the outer bonnet.

Create the lining bonnet

Step 5: Create the Ties

Take the two long fabric pieces and fold the long edges to the center and press. Fold in half lengthwise to enclose the raw edges. Fold under one short end to enclose those raw edges. Stitch down the middle securing the entire tie.

Create the ties

Step 6: Add the Brim

Center the brim to the front of the outer bonnet right sides together. Baste the brim to the outer bonnet.

Add the brim

Step 7: Add the Ties

Place the raw edge end of the ties on the each front corner of the baby bonnet right sides together and stitch.

Add the ties

Step 8: Add the Lining Bonnet

Place the lining bonnet over the outer bonnet so that they are right sides together and matching the seams. Make sure the ties are in between the outer and lining bonnets. Stitch all the way around the bonnet leaving an opening in the back for turning.

Place the outer bonnet into the lining bonnet

Step 9: Turn Right Sides Out

Turn the bonnet right sides out through the opening you left in the back. Press. Close the opening using ladder stitch. You have now finished your beginner baby bonnet.

Turn right sides out
How to Make a Beginner baby bonnet
Finished Beginner Baby bonnet

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