How to Sew a DIY Lined Wool Felt Beret!

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It was like all of a sudden, wool berets hit my radar hard! They've always been a fall/winter head gear staple, but I've never had a desire to create my own -- until now.
It just seems like I've been seeing them everywhere and on everyone. Even the Queen Bee herself wore a beret during this past Grammy Weekend.
Pea Coat: Vogue 2873
And they make your favorite outerwear even more chic!
Berets are really simple to make. They're so simple that even a beginner can tackle this project.
Berets are traditionally made in wool felt. I found my wool felt at Jo-Ann's in the utility fabric section. They had a great selection of basic and also bold fun colors.
Dress: Vogue 1460
A bold colored wool felt beret can brighten up an otherwise subdued outfit.
And berets are great for a bad hair day! I lined all of mine, because wool is itchy and can dry out your hair.
And to take a beret to the next level, embellish it! 
I embellished my black wool felt beret with multi-sized faux pearls.
It is a great way to accessorize a plain black look.
This is my latest tutorial for BERNINA's WeAllSew Blog, check it out!


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17 comments

  1. You look terrific in a beret. Chic and stylish. My my
    I'm afraid I'd look like a pinhead. I have become enamored with winter head gear since Target has a millinary designer do a series if hats and I bought almost one of each. The fedora style hats seem to look best if me but I think I'll give a beret a try after seeing you in them. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  2. Very cute berets - particularly that embellished one. Love it! Oh, I do wish that they suited me - unfortunately - not.

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  3. Wow!! I have black wool felt...

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    1. Black wool felt is the perfect fabric!

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  4. Wow,I definitely need to make one, thanks Erica!!!

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    1. Thank you Meri la couturière!

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  5. Fun. They look great on you. Unfortunately they don't suit me :(

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  6. Great idea! I am sewing a coat with kimono sleeves so with plenty of fabric remnants! I will sew a beret with them!

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    1. What a great way to use that fabric! Thank you Esther!

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  7. You look gorgeous in all of your beautiful berets!

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  8. Thanks Erica. I made a beret today with my son. He has a fancy dress party and the beret completed his outfit. Your instructions were perfect and for the most part my son did all the sewing. It was such a great project. Cheers!

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    1. How awesome! So glad you and your son like it!

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  9. Excelente propuesta Erica. Seguro realizare una para el invierno en Argentina. Me gusta mucho tu blog. Seguramente seras mi inspiracion para crear el mio. Me gusta mucho lo q haces Un abrazo desde Buenos Aires

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