Learning how to sew a fleece beret is very easy. You can make fleece berets for fun or profit. You could start a small business teaching sewing: use fleece berets as your lesson. They are that easy to sew.
Fleece is a very forgiving fabric to use and easy to work with. You don’t need to worry about it fraying, so seams do not need extra finishing. Fleece is slightly stretchy, so easing a beret crown onto the brim piece is much easier than with a stiffer fabric. Even if you don’t have much sewing experience, you can be sewing your own fleece berets easily.
Fleece is also very inexpensive, even if you buy it new. A yard of fleece fabric will cost you about between $4 and $5 usually. That’s enough for at least two or three berets! If you’re resourceful, you could pick up second hand fleece blankets at a thrift store for even less. It’s easy to turn an old fleece throw into a beret.
Decide on the size of the beret you want and cut two circles of that size. One of them you will need to cut out the middle, like a donut, to be the lower crown. Cut out a brim piece long enough to fit snugly around your head when sewn together at the ends.
Sew the two circles together around the edge. Trim the seam. Sew the ends of your brim piece together, then pin the brim piece to the inner part of the “donut” part of the circle. You may need to “ease” the fabric of the brim a bit to get it to fit. Fleece is very easy to work with for this, as it is slightly stretchy.
Now sew the brim to the crown, right side to right side. Trim the seam, and turn right side out.
You’re done! Now comes the really creative part where you can add decorations, sew on beads, sequins, purchased cloth flowers, or even costume jewelry to add your own personal flair.
Is it really that simple? Yes. To sum:
There is even a free video tutorial of this process online. You can make berets as gifts: sew on a few sequins or beads for a stunning effect. You can make berets for profit: add some crystals sewn along the brim, or tack on some feathers. Let your creative imagination go wild. Each beret will be an original piece of art.
In today’s world of designer fashion, you can make your own designer fleece beret cheaply, easily, and quickly.