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Irish Baby Bonnet

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Materials
  • 10” square white cotton batiste fabric
  • 1 ½ yards 5/8” white satin ribbon
  • 1 ½ yards 1 ¼” lace edging
  • 1 ½ yards lace beading trim
  • 2- 4mm pears
  • Water soluble stabilizer
  • Green embroidery thread

  • Designs used in this project

    Final Product: What You Will Create

    Preface:
    There are wonderful traditions, one of those being a baby bonnet that can be worn by baby and the bonnet can be turned into a hankie for the wedding day. Not included here is a poem that can be included with the hankie. Just Google “Baby Bonnet Poem” or “Treasure Bonnet Poem” and there are many websites that have the poem that can be printed out and given along with this gift.


    Step 1:
    Gather the materials and read through the instructions before beginning. One layer fibrous type water soluble stabilizer was used hooped for this project and a Kelly green embroidery thread was used to stitch the design.

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    Step 2:
    Load the embroidery design “Shamrock Charm” on the machine. 

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    Step 3:
    Because the design is small, several can be stitched in the hoop. Stitch the design once to see how it stitches. For this project, the loop at the top is omitted. Note the stitch number on the machine where the loop begins stitching. Start stitching the next design which will be used for the bonnet.

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    Step 4:
    At my machine, the loop started stitching at stitch number 1266. 

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    Step 5:
    On the two designs used for the bonnet, the stitching was tied off before this number so the machine was stopped at this stitch so the loop at the top would not stitch.

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    Step 6:
    Stitch a second design, stopping the machine again before the loop stitches. Cut the designs from the stabilizer.

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    Step 7:
    Follow the manufacturer’s directions for dissolving the stabilizer. Lay the designs flat and allow them to dry thoroughly. While they are drying the hankie bonnet can be sewn.

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    Step 8:
    Cut a piece of white batiste fabric 10” square. Beginning at the left edge, pin the lace around the edge of the fabric, mitering the corners.

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    Step 9:
    Stitch the lace to the fabric using a zig-zag stitch. At the mitered corners, sew the miter with the same stitch.

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    Step 10:
    Continue sewing all the way around, overlapping the lace at the beginning edge and zig-zagging the edges together following the lace pattern. At the mitered corners, cut away the excess lace close to the stitching. Also, trim the excess lace at the joined edge.

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    Step 11:
    Next, lay the lace beading over the top of the zig zag stitching, mitering the corners. Use a straight stitch to sew the beading to the fabric., overlapping the ends.

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    Step 12:
    To form the “bonnet”, lay the hankie wrong side up. Fold down the top edge 1”. Fold the fabric up from the bottom edge so the lace edges just meet. Press lightly. Now it is time to form the ribbon rosette for the shamrock and to form the tie.

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    Step 13:
    Cut the ribbon into two pieces. From the end of one ribbon, measure 5”. Use a needle and thread and create running stitches along one edge of the ribbon for the 5”.

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    Step 14:
    Pull up the thread and form the gathered ribbon into a rosette. Tack the rosette in place on the top of the ribbon.

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    Step 15:
    Next, tack the shamrock to the middle of the rosette and then sew one pearl to the center of the shamrock. Repeat the process of preparing the other ribbon. Sew one ribbon to each side of the bonnet at the corner of the widest folded edge.

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    Step 16:
    To create the bonnet back, sew running stitches along the beading of the short folded side as shown. Pull on the thread to gather the fabric.

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    Step 17:
    Tack the back edges securely together at the beading.

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    Step 18:
    The bonnet should look like this.

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    Step 19:
    A beautiful bonnet created for baby. For the wedding day, simply remove the stitching that forms the bonnet and ribbons to open up the hankie and press well. The hankie can then also be embroidered with the wedding date and bride and groom’s monogram.

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    Meet The Author: Ramona Baird
    Ramona Baird has been in the embroidery industry for over 23 years. She and her husband owned a commercial and retail embroidery store in Arizona for many years. She is an experienced digitizer having been mentored by award-winners Pat Williams and Lindee Goodall. Ramona is a contributor to “Creative Machine Embroidery” magazine having 5 covers to her credit. Ramona has worked for Wilcom America and served many years as Education Director for the American Sewing Guild. With a degree in fashion design, she is able to design and execute patterns which Pat Williams says are “out of the box” in creativity and application. Ramona likes to challenge the boundaries of embroidery and bring new and exciting designs, ideas, and projects to EmbroideryDesigns.com. She wants embroiderers of all levels to increase their skills and enjoyment in using their embroidery machine for gift-making and personal pleasure.

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    Anonymous Apr 13, 2016
    This looks amazing. I'm going to make more than one for sure.
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    Ramona B Apr 14, 2016
    I am glad you like the project; have fun making them! ~Ramona
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