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Pattern Review: McCall’s 6450 – Hats and Gloves

Threads magazine - 171 - Feb./Mar. 2014

Sewing tip: To ensure bulkfree hat edges, clip and trim corners and seams more than the instructions suggest.

This review was originally featured in Threads #171 (February/March 2014).

McCall’s 6450

This selection of fashionable hats and unlined gloves offers five variations. The lined hats have a crown made from six wedges. There are also three brim options and various embellishment alternatives. The hats are fairly easy to construct, while the gloves are more challenging. Our tester recommends applying Fray Check to edges that ravel, pressing the hat seams open over a ham, and pressing tubular seams over a dowel. The hat is ideal for wool, wool blends, suiting, flannel, felt, leather, and heavy cotton. Use woven fabrics or leather for the glove back and medium-weight stretch knits for the palm. The sample hat was sewn with speckled wool herringbone fabric and faux leather from Mood Designer Fabrics.

(Sized XS-L for heads 20.5-23.5 in. and S-L for hands 7-9 in.) Glove palm

Sewing Tip: To ensure bulkfree hat edges, clip and trim corners and seams more than the instructions suggest.

-Tested by Alania Sheeley, Pegram, Tennessee

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