I don’t know what the situation is where you live, but growing up, all the fathers in my country virtually wore the same fur hat. While women’s hats were mostly round, men’s were rather aerodynamic. They had that very specific, folded look, when not on someone’s head. I never liked them. Not until I realized that every one of these vintage hats could be turned into a DIY fur clutch. And it’s as simple as adding a zipper to a hat – which is like, basic DIY level, right?
What you need:
- vintage fur hat
- thread and needle
Measure your hat and find the zipper length to suit it. You can make it neutral, like I did, or choose a bright neon to pop. Next, pin the zipper to the hat and see how it fits. When it fits, stitch into place. I used my hands, because I didn’t want to risk combining the sewing machine with fur. I suppose you can also use a glue gun to put the two together. If you decide to stitch, make it thorough so it lasts. That’s pretty much it! Since the hat already had a lining, I didn’t alter it in any other way (although inside pockets could come in handy).