October 15, 2012

D I Y / Leather Paneled Beanie

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Because it's beanie time...

-Knit beanie
-bit of supple leather
-scissors
-sewing machine/needle and thread
-pen

Nº1
Start out by tracing the beanie with a pen on the back side of the leather. Now put the beanie on, exactly in the position that you would wear it and measure how much of it is sticking out on the top, with me that was only 5 cm. Mark 5 cm from the top of the outline you just drew on the leather. Now put the measuring tape around your head over the bottom fold of the beanie. Divide this measurement by half and mark this next to the outline of the beanie you drew on the leather. Sketch a half circle between these 3 points. Draw two diagonal lines where the lines of the half circle and the ones from the traced beanie meet. (If you look at the pattern I drew, this whole step might make more sense.)

Nº2
Cut out the leather and make two slits on the diagonal lines. Try it out a couple of times and make the darts wider by cutting little bits at a time until they allow the leather to shape like the knit. It is very important that it is a thin and very supple kind of leather. You can also leave the leather in lukewarm water for 30 minutes to make it more bendable.

Nº3
You can sew leather with a small or regular sewing machine if you do it very slowly with a good quality thread. Sew on the leather panel on the top and the sides but let the cutout darts loose so that there is room left for movement. I love that you can see the folds in the fabric in between these cutout triangles.

68 comments:

Dominika said...

wow! perfect

V.days said...

I wish you made this 2 months ago!! Winter just past in Australia and now it's ridiculously hot :(

xx Vacant Days

AL said...

white Queen.

pozdr. AL / Alice! wake up!

Juliette said...

Super nice Ivania! Meteen classy zo.. en ik houd echt van mutjes. ben benieuwd of het ook vet zou zijn met zwart leer!
x Hyperjulia.com

Eat.Style.Play said...

Wow this is Badass!! I might actually try it wit a black hat.

ZHENYA said...

THIS IS AWESOME..DEFINITELY BEANIE TIME, THANKS FOR THE GREAT TIP!




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Amy said...

wow erg stoer gemaakt!

Fashiable said...

Heel leuk gedaan weer :)

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ALMA UND LENA said...

great idea! gonna try this diy soon :)

Rhoda Wong said...

what a cool DIY!

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Sharon said...

Wat een gaaf idee!



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Signe said...

wow, love it!

konshonchloe said...

great post
konshon

COMPOSITION TWO said...

a fantastic DIY and stunning photos!

Laura said...

To be honest - I didn't like white leather before. Yes, until now. You show so many nice ways to wear it.

Catarina said...

you're so talented omg! I really love it. :) xx

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Julia said...

wow! looks great

<3
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ania cyk said...

When I saw the preview picture yesterday on your facebook I new it's gonna be something amazing! I love every DIY you make, especially with leather. I haven't ever seen a leather beanie and I find it so original ! I wouldn't be surprised if some brand would copy that idea again :)

xx
www.aniacyk.blogspot.com

Me Gusta o No Me Gusta said...

Really cool DIY!
By the way you have the most amazing eyes!!
:)
Kisses from Argentina!
Nadia

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Her Persona said...

amazing diy


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olga said...

You have very interesting blog, lots of great, cool things!
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Stephanie said...

wow nice (;
it looks amazing!

thanks a lot for the tip!

/ Stephanie
www.fashionbysterup.dk

Summer Marlowe said...

great idea!

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Luba Dimitrova said...

so nice ! thanks for sharing !



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Kim said...

amazing combination!!

Inescapable mess said...

Very cool beani.
Sent you a message hope to hear from you soon :)

Style-Spy-Blogger said...

you have always the greatest idea!!

TeuntjeVDW said...

Awesome! xx.

Camilla said...

well this is AWESOME

xo Camilla

Into The Fold

Risa† said...

You are just the BEST at DIY.
So creative!

Milex said...

thank you!

Rita said...

love it

Rita said...

love it

blackismyreligion said...

amazing

Nathan Niche said...

This is by far the CHICEST beanie I've seen amongst all the beanie trends that has been floating around. To be honest, until I've seen your version I wasn't so sure about this trend, but now, I'm on the look out for LEATHER or FUR beanies.... Whenever I don't know what fabric to use, I always seem to turn to nature, and by nature, I mean animal skins.... lol.

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Rebecca said...

ooh likey and I've been looking for an sweater like that for ages! i've tried vintage stores and ebay? any recommendations?

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Break the Chain said...

Such a cool idea! And it's so simple.
We love your blog, we've follow you on Facebook, but now that we have an blog we can keep in touch with you more closelly :)
Congrats for the blog, keep giving us the interesting white.

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sighle jane said...

Looks fantastic, think I'll have to give it a go. Thanks for the DIY x

Sisi Le said...

This is genius!!!

Alice said...

Ooooh!
Fall is in the air (for the people lucky enough to actually have 4 different seasons) and winter is around the corner! Nothing better than a little beanie to cover your head and keep your ears toasty
This leather paneled beanie is so YOU, Ivania! It's clean and pretty with that nice hint of "somethingness". Thanks for sharing this little tutorial with us!
Now if only you could teach me how to wear a beanie without getting terrible hat hair... :D

Oh and by the way, you look stunning in these photos! Your skin is just glowing and your eyes are the loveliest shade of grayish blue EVER! <3


~Alice
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euphorias room said...

You have an amazing blog!
Maybe you want to follow each other, just let me know :)

Bodil Huisman said...

That's so amazing. Very cool!

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Mira said...

So cool. You are so talented <3
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parfums said...

looking so preety so nice blog i like it .
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Thefashionguitar said...

Girl, you rock!

Mia said...

such a great idea. i am in love with your style and blog. you really know how to do it.

xx m

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Vanessa - PureGlam.tv said...

Really beautiful - so amazing - lovely blog! Greetings from Munich!

Vanessa - PureGlam.tv

Pat said...

Gorgeous beanie!

Jony said...

Echt een geweldige DIY... één die ook alleen jij kan bedenken, geniaal!
xx

amalie said...

okey girl, this is aweeesome!
x

Vienna Wedekind said...

OH
mygod
creative orgasm perfection!

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hiPop said...

Such an unexpected take on something so expected. Love you <3

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Jamie-Maree said...

This is amazing!

I wish I had this for winter-it's now coming into summer in Australia-but I'll probably do it anyway because I love it so much!

Thanks!

X

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Anonymous said...

Ik vind het zo gaaf dat zelfs je SCHAAR er geweldig uit ziet. Waar heb je die vandaan?

LOVE AESTHETICS said...

De schaar is van HAY, ik heb hem gekocht bij strandwest in Utrrecht :)

Kim said...

Heel gaaf!

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Ros.E. said...

your blog is always such an inspiration for me!

thnx for this great post! u have given me such an amazing ideas with your style.

2day I made a post for your blog, hope u like it :-)

xxx Ros.e.

Justalazymorning said...

amazing!!

l i s a z h a n g said...

too good!

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l i s a z h a n g said...

too good!

x

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l i s a z h a n g said...

too good!

x

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Marije Otma said...

Beautiful ! Creative minds never sleep

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kyra zoe said...

so beautiful

 Crystallography said...

i love this. i want one. you're so clever!

Anonymous said...

You are so crazy! (In the best way) - I would've never thought of this!

melissa said...

killer eyes shot!

Gabrielle said...

Loving this look! So minimal and cool , as always.
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