Pattern and tailoring of a beret

Modern berets have practically preserved the images of their ancestors. Throughout history, they have changed, but they have not lost their main features. According to the main version, berets came from Celtic hats, which, due to the lack of colors and poor development of chemical plants, were traditionally made in blue. Then they took root in the uniform of the army and became an integral part of the military. And after some time they came into fashion among the ordinary civilian population and survived to this day.

Overview of models of female berets

Berets entered modern fashion. The store shelves are full of a huge variety of these hats, they are popular mainly with women (although men also wear them on duty: paratroopers, marines).

Berets are made in different shapes and sizes, volumes and differ in the width of the golfer. Due to the ability to change these parameters and adjust individually for each, there is this huge range.

It is also important to choose the material from which the beret will be made. Usually used for these purposes.

  • leather;
  • suede;
  • drape;
  • felt;
  • fur;
  • cotton;
  • velveteen.

In general, almost any material is suitable for use and sewing berets. And its low cost makes this headdress especially popular with most ladies.

Beret can be chosen according to the season of the year, to the colors of the dress and according to your personal wishes. In any case, it will suit even the most demanding buyer and will not leave anyone indifferent. If you want to learn how to make berets with your own hands, we will help you, we will describe in detail all the nuances when sewing and tell you with the choice of model.

Female knit beret

Beret from knitted fabric is suitable for everyone. Soft, thin and comfortable, it will look perfect on any head. And thanks to the ability to choose the size and shape, you can find berets for any shape of the face. But because of the light wind-blown fabric, it is suitable only as a demi-season option or in cool summers. Such a beret will not be able to withstand low temperatures, so in order to maintain health it is better to replace it with a woolen one.

Pattern of a female knitted beret

If you picked up a knitwear for a product and want to make light and elegant do-it-yourself takes, then we offer step-by-step instructions for a pattern.

Since we chose a knitted beret as the first example, we will first analyze the main points that will be similar in the pattern of absolutely any model:

  • Take the size of the head. Measure the head circumference with a centimeter and calculate the diameter. The diameter can be found from the formula C = 2πr. Accordingly, the diameter is equal to the circumference divided by 3.14. These sizes are best remembered for further work, as they are needed for all types of hats.
  • Then, on a graph paper, details of the future workpiece are drawn with a pencil. Bottom, stub and board in appropriate sizes.
  • Transfer the drawing to previously prepared fabric.

IMPORTANT: trace the details on the fabric with a margin of about 1 cm (taking into account the cost of the seams).

  • Cut out all the details, cut the fabric.
  • Then sew the details using a sewing machine (manually you cannot make neat, inconspicuous and durable seams if there is not enough work experience in this).

Since the knit is very thin, it is necessary to make a lining. It is cut in the same way as the base according to the drawings. Then attach on a typewriter lining inside the beret. After all this, it is necessary to attach a peg, that is, the part that will be directly on the head.

IMPORTANT: when choosing a knitted fabric for sewing, work with it very carefully. She is the thinnest and most extensible of all, so working with her is quite difficult. Do not forget to iron the seams thoroughly with an iron after each stitching so that there are no ugly folds.

We sew a female knitted beret

In principle, there is nothing complicated in stitching the details together. For this, you do not even need special knowledge and skills. It is enough to recall schoolwork. A certain sequence is established during sewing and there is one important condition. After each seam, it is necessary to smooth it and check by standards, if the contour of the future product has not gone astray. It is better to regulate this at every stage of sewing, so that the end result can please you, and not upset you.

The sequence of sewing steps:

  1. Sew together parts of the bead, making it integral.
  2. Ironed along the seam with an iron.
  3. Then the bottom is sewn to the board, forming the basis.
  4. Stitch seams again.
  5. Finally, a stitch is sewn, while controlling the level of its landing on the head.

Female beret

Drap is best suited in the cold season, even in winter. Due to its density, it retains heat and warms perfectly. In addition, the hardness of the material allows you to give it a stable shape and keep it with long wear. Such a hat will look great on girls, emphasizing their sophisticated figure and expressive look with their even contours. A variety of shapes and sizes will allow you to pick up takes on any head.

Pattern of a female beret from a drape

The main points that we described above are also saved for embroidery of this model. But it should be said about the features. The biggest difficulty when working with the drap is its rigidity and density. This should be taken into account when cutting material and embroidering components. Many women specifically use tools to soften the tissue or beat it.

Sewing a beret from a drape with your own hands

All components are the same as in the version of knitwear. The plan for grinding parts does not change either. But if you want to choose a drape as the main material for sewing, then be prepared to spend a lot of effort and time, the first time, you may not be able to achieve the desired results. Due to its high density, the drap is not very malleable and measurements can be lost when stitching. Especially carefully monitor this at all stages.

Baby beret

Little fashionistas are the hardest to please. They want everything at once. And with such a huge selection of hats, my head is just spinning. Try to offer your child a beret headdress. This universal thing is sure to please the girl. She will feel like a fashionista to match what shine in modern magazines and on the catwalk. The model option can be chosen by the young fashionista herself. For the children's version, pink fur is suitable, all girls in childhood love dolls and choose delicate pink tones. Be sure to add jewelry in addition to the image of your princess.

Baby Beret Pattern

For a pattern we buy pink fur or any fabric, depending on what season we are preparing the headgear for. Take measurements from your head and draw the appropriate blanks first on paper, and then on the material from which you will be sewing. Cut the fabric according to the corresponding markings. Now you can start stitching.

IMPORTANT: the head of the child is much smaller than the adult, this must be taken into account when preparing the details of the cap. Do not make the side and side large. Otherwise, they will look ugly on the little and neat girl’s head.

We sew a children's take with their own hands

This one is sewn according to all the basic rules described in the article. Before making seams on a typewriter, you need to make a manual seam for fixing and basting. It will also be convenient for preliminary fitting of a beret. If your daughter is already quite mature, then you can do the work together. You can teach her the art of seamstress and instill a love of needlework. To complete the look, attach jewelry. It can be bought at any kiosk with jewelry. Beads, butterflies, ribbon bows, hairpins, brooches will look great. You can invite the girl herself to make a choice and attach this part to her new hat.

Tips from an experienced seamstress

With the help of this article you will be able to gradually make a unique thing, which will be the one and only. This is what manual work is valued for. After all, you will not find such a second instance. The manipulations described above are quite enough to create a real masterpiece. Do not forget to use your imagination and fantasy, then the result will exceed any expectations. You can stick to a certain style, but at the same time add something from yourself, creating elegant things. In handmade, this is only welcome. And in order to make the work easier, we will share some secrets in sewing.

Here are some of them:

  1. When working with drap, treat it with steam, so the material will soften and become more malleable.
  2. When choosing this material you need stronger needles and thicker threads.
  3. Beret must be decorated with decor, without it there will be a feeling of emptiness.
  4. Do all seams only on a typewriter. Hand seam can greatly distort the shape.
  5. Always consider that you need to take fabric with a margin on the seams.
  6. You must know in advance how much fabric will be needed for sewing and buy it in a store. You need to take with a margin for decor and damage to the material.
  7. If there are old things, then you can easily do them. Make takes from things that you have not worn for a long time. Breathe a second life into them.

I hope the article was interesting and useful for you. Needlework is something anyone can learn. The main thing is to show desire and desire in this direction.