Hi everyone! Hope you’re having a fabulous day today! At Aurora Design Fabrics, we are featuring our favorite free tutorials and patterns through the entire month of December. Patterns for Pirates recently came out with a new freebie, so I sewed it up to share with you!
This Slouchy headwarmer pattern is super quick. I was amazed at how fast I had it finished and on my head. There isn’t even a pattern piece. Just a tutorial. You cut a large square out of your fabric, stitch 2 lines and it leaves you with a super fun, multi-use piece that’s perfect for winter!
I recently used our double brushed poly Stars fabric to make some leggings (you can read the post about that here: Urban Legs: Ellie & Mac Patterns) . The leggings are super soft, comfortable, fit me very well, and have pockets…so they’re pretty much my favorite thing ever. Because they’re my favorite thing, I wear them
a little too often. What could possibly make leggings like this even better? A matching headwarmer!
I had a rectangle of the fabric left, but unfortunately for me, the stretch was going the wrong way. If I had left it as is, I would have ended up with a very tall, very tight headwarmer. A bit of cutting and piecing straightened the rectangle out and corrected the stretch issue, although I was still about 4″ shorter than the tutorial recommends.
The tutorial says that you should cut your square 20″ by 20″, but be sure to measure first so that it isn’t too tight. This was great advice, as apparently my brothers have been right all my life and I DO have a bigger than normal head (22″) haha. I adjusted my fabric so that it was 23″ wide (added seam allowance) by 19″ tall (I would have done 23″ X 23″ if I had enough fabric).
After cutting, it’s off to sewing, which is probably the quickest part of it all! Simply stitch a tube with the ends open and the stretch going horizontally, then flip it right sides out, place your top right corner onto the bottom left & vice versa, then flip it into a pocket with the right sides together. Stitch around the “rim” and leave a small opening. After that, you just have to turn it right sides out, press and put it on!
I love all the different ways you can wear it! My favorite is probably the large headband/ear warmer. I also love that it’s perfect for messy buns, which is pretty much my staple hairdo. I can’t wait to make another out of some French terry, then possibly one out of cotton Lycra! This will be perfect for Christmas gifts, don’t you think?
What is your favorite thing about it? Will you be making your own? What kind of fabric will you use?
I love holidays. The entire month of December feels like one great big holiday to me. This is the month that you will see all kinds of fun projects, tutorials, tips, contests and free patterns popping up. We will be sharing tons of fun projects and tutorials in the Aurora Designs Facebook Group, so be sure to check them out! Also, Patterns for Pirates and Made for Mermaids have holiday freebies that they share around this time of year. There are pillows, scarves, hats, aprons, and more. Those can all be found on the sites or in the Facebook groups.
**Stars fabric is available in 6 different colors: Mauve, Marsala, Black, Navy, Mustard and Eggplant. It’s printed on our super lush, soft double brushed polyester fabric and is available now! You can find it all here: Stars Double Brushed Poly Fabric
You can find the Ellie and Mac Urban legs pattern here: Ellie & Mac Women’s Urban Legs pattern
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