SIGNUP - FREE Membership and 1 FREE Sewing Lesson
| FAQ | Login

Pattern Reviews> McCall's> 4478 (Infants' Hat)

10 more reviews
Viewed 27 times 
Reviewed by:SewLoca
photo

 
 
About SewLoca
CA USA
Member since: 5/9/14
Reviews written: 2
Sewing skills:Advanced Beginner
patterns reviewed: 1
Bio: more...
Report a problem with this review
Posted on:6/25/14 4:21 PM
Project Photo:McCall's: 4478 by SewLoca

McCall's: 4478 by SewLoca  McCall's: 4478 by SewLoca  
Pattern Photo:McCall's 4478
McCall's Pattern Info
Pattern Rating:Easy & Great for Beginners
Review Rating: Very Helpful by 1 people   
See other patterns in this category: Baby clothes    
Available for sale on PR: $14.95 (See envelope) Click to Buy
Current Tags What is a Tag:
Fabric:Cotton - Quilting  [See other projects in this fabric]
Pattern Description: Infant's Hats: package includes patterns and instructions to make eight lined hats (bonnets and bucket hats) offered in 5 sizes from newborn-18" to X-Large - 20"

Pattern Sizing:head circumference 18"-20"

Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it? Yes it did


Were the instructions easy to follow? I purchased this pattern at a local thrift shop for $.50, the pattern was uncut and I made sure the instruction sheet was inside...BUT the sheet for the hat I wanted to make was MISSING! Some of the other hats were similar so I just followed those instructions. I really didn't need them anyhow, this was a simple project.

What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern? What I liked...NO INTERFACING REQUIRED! This is an easy project but I found it strange that there was one pattern piece for the main fabric and 3 separate pattern pieces for the lining. The 3 lining pieces were within a rectangle, that I'm assuming was supposed to be placed on the fabric but they were spread apart and I just don't like to waste fabric. The pattern pieces for the lining and main fabric are exactly the same so I guess they could have marked one pattern: cut 6 main and cut 6 lining.I also liked the ribbon to cover up/hide the "raw" edges. I just tacked at each seam, easy!

Fabric Used:cotton quilting

Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:I wasn't sure how to finish the seam of the hat brim, so I did a French seam so it wouldn't look "raw" on the underside.

Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?Yes. I would recommend, it's a fast project and it came handy for a quick and cute gift for a sweet little boy. I wish I could have gotten a pic of him modeling it but he wanted to look at the sock monkeys instead of wearing it! He is one yr old and I. Made the XL which was a little big but at least he can grow into it.

Conclusion: I read other reviews before sewing this project, a tip that was helpful for me that someone made was regarding the "dots", to start sewing from the dot which was near the tip/top of the hat piece. These hats are really cute and they can be embellished with piping, ruffles, lace, etc.
Available for sale on PR: $14.95 (See envelope)Click to Buy
 

Merchants on PR

Patterns from the Past


vintage sewing patterns
Deals!

Reconstructing History


Reconstructing History
Web site

Elliott Berman Textiles


Fabrics for Greater Ideas
Deals!

<< Previous      Next >>
1 Comments      Login to Add a Comment
Pj3g said...
Cute hat for a little guy!
6/25/14 10:13 PM
 
adv. search»
pattern | machine | member
        
Expert Sewing Techniques for Jackets
Expert Sewing Techniques for Jackets

Register

10 Clever Techniques To Help You Sew Like a Pro
10 Clever Techniques To Help You Sew Like a Pro

Register

McCall's 5859

photo
by: SuzyBee

Review
Jamie Christina Sunny Day Dress and Skirt Pattern (JC308SD)

Jamie Christina Sunny Day Dress and Skirt Pattern (JC308SD)

Buy Now
Jamie Christina Honey Girl Dress and Top Pattern (JC304HG)

Jamie Christina Honey Girl Dress and Top Pattern (JC304HG)

Buy Now
New Look 6134

photo
by: MayenDesig...

Review