Every ten or so years, the bucket hat seems to make a come back in fashion and trendy streetwear. With each life cycle, the style is tweaked, and it somehow resumes a completely reinvented aesthetic. If you do not know about this trend, this article does a far better job at explaining the background that I can:
The current trend of bucket hats, much like hipster shirts, use bold contrasting colors and bizarre patterns. The fabric patterns are usually either a repeating pattern of a small image, or a print that I would be likely to find on the throw pillows at my grandma’s house (I am only half kidding). I immediately thought that it would be fun to try and replicate these patterns using candy wrappers. I settled on using Starburst wrappers, Super Bubble gum wrappers, Capri Sun juice pouches (a classic DIY up-cycle material).
In addition to eventually having a not-so-stylish bucket hat, I am also hoping to use this project to learn how to sew.
Here is my progress so far:
The easy part.
In order to flatten the wrappers, I ironed them under a cloth on low heat.
Starting to get a pile of flat wrappers.
Drying Capri Sun pouches after cutting out the bottom panel so I could rinse them.
Cardboard patterns to create the top circle and brim pieces.
In the coming days I will begin to sew the wrappers together along the edges in order to create a larger piece of “fabric”.