How to sew a visor with your own hands with a pattern

The holiday season is approaching, and at the school concert your child got the role of a sailor? Or just decided at the matinee to be in such an unusual outfit? Parents in this case begin to choose the right suit. If there are usually no problems with looking for black flared trousers and a white shirt, as well as with a blue collar scarf, too, these items of clothing are very common for other purposes, but the peakless cap is a characteristic, “highly specialized” feature. There is nothing wrong with that, sewing it is quite simple.

What does a sea peak look like?

This headdress, as we have already said, is the uniform of a cap that is generally accepted in the Navy and does not have a visor. In the army, such a cap began to be used since 1811, and initially it was also worn by infantrymen and artillerymen. As a result of the reform of 1850, the exclusive right to wear passed to the fleet, and since 1874 the style, the obligatory presence of ribbons and their length (at least 40 cm) were legally approved. Since 1878, inscriptions began to be made on them indicating the place of service or the ship, black and gold St. George ribbons were used on full dress.

Soviet Russia introduced only formal changes regarding the font and the white border. Note that this is an exclusively Russian invention, although later in the fleet of many countries they began to copy a convenient and practical headdress.

The modern version that we will do for the child looks like this and has different forms for men and women.

What is necessary for sewing a sailor's cap

Materials and tools for sewing will need such:

  • fabric with glue base - doubler;
  • blue and white ribbons;
  • simple fabric of the same colors;
  • scissors, a needle, white and blue threads, a sheet of paper, a pencil or pen, a ruler;
  • the sewing machine will speed up the process, but not critical - with your hands it will also turn out fine;
  • and, most importantly, an anchor either in the form of an application, or simply printed on a printer and neatly cut.

Pattern for making a visor for a boy

First, measure the circumference of the child’s head (OG). On paper, we need to build a rectangle whose width is equal to this value and the height is 7 centimeters. This will be the future bastard.

Also draw two circles — one solid, twelve centimeters more than the exhaust gas (upper part), and the second — ten centimeters more than the exhaust gas, but in the shape of a donut, with a round hole in the middle. The diameter of this hole is equal to the exhaust gas (that is, the length of the rectangle, when rolled up, it will be sewn here).

The resulting patterns are transferred to doubler and cut out, leave an allowance for seams - one centimeter, including along the edge of the inner hole. The rectangle is then glued to a blue cloth with a hot iron, circles to a white cloth.

How to sew a sailor's cap with your own hands

The plinth should be very dense - fold the rectangle in half and iron it with an iron. You can use an insert from another dense fabric, or add a few more layers - but remember that you still have to flash it, do not overdo it. You can make a cardboard insert, a couple of a smaller size so that you do not have to pierce the seal when applying seams.

Both circles should be fastened with pins, or swept up - the main thing is that it works out smoothly - the centers should coincide. As we remember, the upper part is several centimeters larger - bending it, sew two parts along the outer edge. You can cut it so that there are no folds, otherwise there will be tubercles along the edge. The beauty of the seam is not critical - it will be inside.

Turn the resulting product through the middle and iron it well.

Now came the turn of the circle - it is sewn to the inner hole. Do not rush to immediately sew on - with pins or a hint, achieve the correct location, let's say right away - this is the most difficult stage.

All parts should fit without wrinkles and distortions, carefully check everything until the final firmware.

We are left with the obligatory and simplest action - decoration. Two blue satin ribbons (shoulder-length, according to marine custom) need to be sewn on the back (where there is a seam on the shoulder), and the anchor should be glued on the front. Instead of an anchor, you can use other maritime symbols, we leave this at your discretion, even the inscription, for example, "Morflot" or "Aurora, " will be appropriate.