Learn how to make a straw hat from scratch with straw or grass!
In the Victorian era, straw hats were made from scratch: Straw or grass was cut, bleached and then braided. By the way, straw braiding was called straw plaiting or straw platting in the Victorian era. These straw braids were then sewn together to make DIY straw hats. Continue reading How To Make A Straw Hat From Scratch→
I’ve seen those cute pom pom straw clutches on pinterest – they’re perfect for summer! I’m a huge fan of upcycling – so I thought I could make my own cute pom pom straw bag with a placemat! A straw placemat clutch is easy to make – I’ll show you how! 😀 Continue reading DIY Pom Pom Straw Clutch – Tutorial→
Bergère hats were popular in the 18th century. A bergère is a hat with a low crown and wide brim and was usually made of straw. Despite the name – bergère means shepherdess in French – bergère hats were also worn by rich women.
Inspired by antique 18th century straw bergère hats like this 18th century straw bergère hat at the MET museum, I made this straw hat from scratch! I used wheat straw, soaked it in water to make it bendable, braided it into a long braid and then stitched the straw braid together with invisible stitches.