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.

BERNINA project Men's Visor

Visor Materials & Tools:

 

BERNINA Men's Visor Project Materials

 

 

  • 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)
  • Thread
  • 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!

 

Visor Instructions:

 

Step 1) Gather Supplies as listed above. Print out pattern and assemble as instructed. Cut out pattern pieces from fabric and interfacing.

 

BERNINA Visor Tutorial Adhere 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.)

 

BERNINA Visor Project Pin Brim Pieces Step 3

 

Step 3) Place Brim pieces right sides together, and pin around the outer curved edge. Sew with a 1/2″ seam allowance.

 

BERNINA Visor Project Clip Seam Allowance_Step 4

 

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).

 

BERNINA Visor Project Edgestitch Around Brim_Step 5

 

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.

 

BERNINA Visor Project Velcro Strap_Step 6

 

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.

 

BERNINA Visor Project Pin and Stitch Step_7

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.

 

BERNINA Visor Project Preparing the Crown Pattern Piece Step_8

 

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.

 

BERNINA Visor Project_Stitch Crown_Pattern PieceStep_9

 

Step 9) Sew with a 1/2″ seam allowance, clip seams, and turn right sides out. Press. Do NOT edge stitch yet!

 

BERNINA Visor Project Fold Raw Edge of Raw Pattern_10 Step

 

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.)

 

BERNINA Visor Project Preparing the Crown Step_11

 

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.)

 

BERNINA Visor Project Pinning the Brim to Crown Step_12

 

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.

 

BERNINA Visor Project_Crown Lining_Step 13

 

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.

BERNINA Visor Tutorial Add Velcro_Step 14

 

Step 14) Pin the Velcro to opposite sides of the Velcro Straps at this time (one exterior, one interior), and sew around.

 

BERNINA Men's Visor Tutorial

 

And you are finished! The visor makes a fantastic handmade Father’s Day gift, especially for the Sport’s lover in your life!

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