Mississinewa 2000

Mississinewa 2000
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Thursday, March 21, 2013

Finishing the pokalem

Greetings! Let's finish that pokalem!

Sew red trim to the upper edge of outer band section.  (This can be done on machine using ¼ inch seam).  Sew outer section of the band into a cylinder. Sew the other section of the band into a cylinder.  Second cylinder does not have trim.

Edge stitch the long side of both drawstring liner pieces.  Sew into a cylinder, turn under 5/8 inch on one side of the drawstring liner piece.  Stitch 1/2 inch away from the edge forming a hem.  Leave a one inch for an opening for the cord to go through

Take the band cylinder (the one without the trim) and attach the drawstring liner at the dotted line.  You are applying the right side of the drawstringliner to the right side of the cylinder.  The top of
the liner will face down and to topside of cylinder will be up.  Stitch ¼  inch seam as shown on pattern
piece for drawstring liner.  Flip liner over to cover seam and press.
Sew the bands, the escutcheon, and earflaps together as follows.  Make sure that the buttonhole
for the chinstrap is on the left side when the item is finished. 
Take cylinder with the red trim (trim is at the top).   Pin the bottom center front of cylinder with escutcheon
center front.  Pin center back of the earflap piece to the center back of the cylinder (the seam is the center back).  Pin all the way around, earflap front edge will go over the escutcheon edge on both sides.
Here is the drawing and a photo.  Pay attention to the dotted lines, that the eschtcheon is under the earflaps.
Now it is really starting to look like something!
Take the cylinder with the liner attached, turn it wrong side out, fit it over the pieces just pinned.   Be sure that liner is not going to be caught in bottom seam, and that the top of the cylinder with the liner is at the top.  Match center back seams, pin.   Sew a ¼ inch seam at the bottom. 
 Press open the seam, turn band with liner so that it is inside the hat, press.  Run drawstring through hem of liner.  Pin the top edge of the band pieces together.  Leave pokalem inside out.  Place a pin at center back and center front.
Hand gather the top.  (I do it in 2 sections because it is easier to control).  
 Place a pin at center front and center back of top circle piece. Do you see the green pin heads?
 Pin top to band at center front and center back.  Gather top to fit the band and pin all the way around.  Leave an opening on each side for the earflap to tuck inside the hat. 
Sew the top and band together by hand with a ¼ inch seam. 
 Turn right side out. 
Tuck earflaps through openings so you can mark where your buttons need to be on the escutcheon.
Sew on buttons to escutcheon only; do not sew through into the band.  Tie drawstring and try on hat for fit, adjust drawstring if necessary.  Un-tuck earflaps to mark for button on chin strap.  Sew on chin button.
You are done! Here is the completed pokalem!

Thanks for modeling Jason!