How to Sew A Women’s or Men’s Visor
This fun visor for women or men is designed by Jess Abbott of the Sewing Rabbit. With Father’s Day being just around the corner a perfect handmade gift idea.
Visor Materials & Tools:
- Pattern Visor PDF Pattern Men’s Visor Pattern
- ⅜ yd Fabric
- 1 yd Extra-firm Stabilizer, I used Pellon 926
- 4″ piece of sew-in Velcro (not shown)
- Fabric Scissors / Rotary Cutter
- Pins / Binder Clips
- Standard Presser Foot, BERNINA Reverse Pattern Foot #1
- *Optional – I used a piece of scrap leather for one side of the brim for a nicer finishing touch, totally not necessary!
Step 1) Gather Supplies as listed above. Print out pattern and assemble as instructed. Cut out pattern pieces from fabric and interfacing.
Step 2) Adhere interfacing to the wrong side of each Brim pattern piece. (If it is iron-on interfacing. If not, do not worry—we can slip the interfacing inside of the brim after it is sewn.)
Step 3) Place Brim pieces right sides together, and pin around the outer curved edge. Sew with a 1/2″ seam allowance.
Step 4) Clip seam allowance, or trim as close to the sewn edge as possible. Turn right side out. Use a blunt object to push out all edges, and press if possible. (See Step 2 – Slip interfacing inside of the brim now, if you haven’t done so already).
Step 5) Edge stitch around the curved edge of the brim. You may want to use a double needle, or sew 2 lines ⅜” apart for a firmer edge. Baste stitch the un-sewn raw Brim inner curve ⅛” away from the edge, to help ensure all layers stay firmly in place.
Step 6) Fold your Velcro strap fabric right sides together, matching up the long outer edge. Pin around one side, and the long outer edge. Sew with a 1/2″ seam allowance. Clip seams, turn right side out and press. Slip the interfacing inside of the Velcro strap. This will require some finagling, it helped me to carefully use my seam ripper, and hook it into the felt of the interfacing and slide it in.
Repeat for both Velcro Straps.
Step 7) Align the raw edge of your Velcro straps with the side edges of (1) Crown pattern piece on the right side of the fabric, ½” down from the top edge. Pin in place and baste stitch to secure.
Step 8) Adhere the interfacing to the wrong side of each Crown fabric pattern piece (if it is iron-on interfacing. If not, do not worry—we can slip the interfacing inside of the crown after it is sewn.) Place Crown pattern pieces right sides together, pin around the top curved edge and both sides.
Step 9) Sew with a 1/2″ seam allowance, clip seams, and turn right sides out. Press. Do NOT edge stitch yet!
Step 10) Fold the raw edge of your Crown pattern piece under ½” toward the wrong side and press. (See Step 8—Slip interfacing inside of the crown now, if you haven’t done so already.)
Step 11) Unfold the exterior side of the ½” pressed bottom Crown edge, and pin the center of the Brim right sides together to the center of the unfolded Crown. (Make sure you are only pinning to ONE SIDE of the Crown, not both edges. It helps to flip up the opposite lining side of the Crown to get it out of the way.)
Step 12) Continue to pin the Brim to the exterior Crown, wrapping the Crown around the brim. Pin in place and sew, using a ½” seam allowance. Clip seams.
Step 13) Fold back down the Crown Lining, and pin the bottom Crown edge together with the ½” pressed seam sandwiched inside of the crown exterior and lining. Sew all around. You may edge stitch the entire Crown at this time if so desired.
Step 14) Pin the Velcro to opposite sides of the Velcro Straps at this time (one exterior, one interior), and sew around.
And you are finished! The visor makes a fantastic handmade Father’s Day gift, especially for the Sport’s lover in your life!