Thrifty Thursday

I had this wonderful pile of corduroy in my fabric closet:

Some followers may remember when I cut up this jacket to retrieve the lining fabric which I loved:

I ended up with two piles of fabric the lining which got used in my half hexagon brown quilt for the Pieces by Polly QAL and the corduroy was the outer fabric from the jacket.

I spent some time yesterday making a hat out of this corduroy, I used this youtube video and pattern: I had never done this before, so the hat is a little too snug for my liking and I am not sure the shape is quite right for my head so I will have to try designing a similar pattern based on the hats I already own and I will be making another one in a larger size soon because I have enough fabric left over to try again.

 I also didn't like the way the band was attached so I will change that method for hat number two. But all in all it was a success I think.

Adventurous Quilter


  1. I haven't found any 'quilting' deals at the thrift store lately, but yesterday I did get the grandbaby two cute Christmas "Santa-ish" outfits. :-)

  2. Great job!
    I scored a big pile of vintage sheets at the thrift store a couple weeks ago. GREAT deal on them, I was so excited! I'm trying to save up for a vintage sheet quilt.

  3. Well done.It`s just beautiful!!

  4. I think you did a real nice job on your hat!

  5. a great hat, looks a bit complicated for me without a proper pattern. Re being thrifty, one of my brothers who has just retired and ]has promised me some cotton shirts and silk ties, also had 3 pairs of jeans given and hoping to get some more for a quilt, maybe for a picnic. Good buy has been some cotton fabrics a shop were selling for £2.25 a metre, have been back and bought 2 metres of a few of them to add to a stash, great buy. When I showed my usual shop they could not believe it, they said it was less than discontinued wholesale price, that is why I went back for more.

  6. oh my this hat looks like one I owned in my teen years!! It looks professionally made, good job on the sewing!
    LeeAnna Paylor

  7. wow! i'm so impressed that you just whipped up that hat with leftovers! what a great repurpose for that fabric!

    Thank you so much for sharing at Needle and Thread Thursday!

    :) Kelly @ My Quilt Infatuation


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