Monday, March 19, 2012

The Steampunk Fascinator- Finished!

Place your pattern pieces on the Peltex, weight them down, and trace around them. Sandwich the Peltex between the two fabrics, and press to activate the adhesive. Then you can trim the fabric to shape, leaving it @ ½” bigger than the Peltex.

To assemble the crown, simply butt the edges of the Peltex together. Cut one fabric edge flush, overlap the other one, and glue in place with Fabritac. Repeat on the inside. Cut the fabric on the teardrop (top) flush with the Peltex, and insert it into the top of the crown, using the excess fabric as a base for the glue. Cut a hole the size of the crown in the center of the brim. Push the excess fabric on the bottom of the crown through the hole, clip, and glue to the underside of the brim. Bind the edges of the brim and crown with a thin strip of knit and Fabritac. Add ribbon and your choice of embellishments. 

On the underside, glue a circle of felt over the hole. Once that is dry, glue an alligator clip to the underside of the hat brim. Hold it in place with clothespins while the glue dries. 

That’s all there is to it!


  1. you are so talented Nancy. I have enjoyed reading and looking at your blog and all the different things you have been up to. You inspire me to get going!