Make your own Regency Baby Bonnet
These easy instructions will help you create an heirloom style Regency baby bonnet in no time. Read The Regency Layette: The Well-Dressed Infant on the Eve of the 19th Century for a complete look at a Georgian child’s first wardrobe.
This pattern requires a sewing machine and white thread, a 10×10″square of cloth, a yard and a quarter of lace, and about two yards of medium (1/2″) width ribbon.
- Cut a 10×10″ square of fabric.
- Sew lace all around the edges on the right side of the material. Turn over.
- Fold the square in half so that the right side is facing up, Iron or finger press the fold flat.
- Sew a line of stitching 1/2″ from the fold all the way across, leaving a casing.
- You should have an opening at the bottom of the fold, thread a 12″ piece of ribbon through it.
- Cut the remaining ribbon in half. Place one piece between the layers of fabric and lace on the one of the short sides of the fabric. Sew a seam over the entire end to keep the layers together and secure the ribbon in place. Repeat on the other end.
- Gather the ribbon on the opposite side, knotting it and then tying it into a bow to make the back of the bonnet.
This pattern for a Regency Baby Bonnet by was adapted from one created by Jo, from Maryland.
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