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How to make a children’s sun visor

Crafter's Companion – 28/12/19

Who else is already looking forward to sunnier weather? We definitely are! Get into the spring feeling with this children’s sun visor project and help to protect your little one’s eyes. This is a project that can be completed for any gender – just choose fabrics that they’ll love and sew away! You’ll be surprised at how easy this visor is to put together, so we’d love to see how you make yours.

You will need:

  • Template download
  • One fat quarter
  • Colour corresponding cotton thread
  • Pins
  • Scissors
  • Erasable fabric pen
  • Foam stabiliser
  • 1.5″ width elastic

Cutting instructions:

  • Cut two pieces of fabric using the visor pattern
  • Cut one piece of foam stabiliser using the visor pattern
  • Cut one piece of fabric using the forehead strip pattern
  • Use a 0.5″ seam allowance unless otherwise stated
  • The headband pattern is drawn to be cut to your length measurements (see step 8 on how to cut)

Step 1

Take one visor piece and forehead strip. Place edges A and B right sides together, sew along and cut notches into the curve.

Step 2

Attach the remaining visor piece to the other side of the forehead strip and repeat step 1.

Step 3

Pin both pieces of the visor right sides together along the brim and stitch together, cutting notches into the curve. Stitch one short end of the forehead piece at the same time.

Step 4

Turn right side out and pin the visor piece of foam stabiliser in place with the seam allowance underneath the foam.

Step 5

Pin both AB lines together along the edge of the foam. Trim the foam if required.

Step 6

Using your foot for guidance, stitch around the brim 0.25″ from the edge and stitch along the AB lines (through all layers).

Step 7

Feed the forehead foam stabiliser piece through the open and ensuring any seams go behind the foam. Tuck in the raw edge and then stitch by hand or machine to close.

Step 8

Place the finished visor on the child’s head and measure distance from the edge around to the other edge and add 2″. Using this measurement, cut out a fabric headband strip at 2″ wide.

Step 9

Sew the long edges together with right sides facing and turn through one open end.

Step 10

Cut a length of elastic at 3/4 the length of the above strip and attach to both ends of the tube, passing it through and ruching the material to fit. Tuck in the raw edges and attach each end to the forehead piece of the visor.


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