Rag quilts are very popular right now but the rag technique lends itself to many applications. This easy rag quilt style Halloween witch hat door hanger is cute and quick to create!
Halloween Witch Hat Door Hanger Supplies
Print out the witch hat template. The template is small (it is the same one used in the witch hat and bat Halloween rag quilt tutorial) but it is easily enlarged to whatever size you like. Excel or the spreadsheet program in Open Office (free download) works best for this as all you have to do is drag the template to the size you want and then the program will figure out how to print it across multiple pages for you. I enlarged it to about 24″ across but it could easily be done much larger. Cut out the template pieces and tape together.
Cut two hat shapes out of your fabric. You can use the same fabric for front and back or different fabrics. You can even piece together fabric to create the size you need as I did with this example.
Cut a strip of contrasting fabric for the hatband. This is easily freehand cut. Sew across the hat where the triangle of the hat and the rounded brim shape meet. You’ll rag the edges of the hatband later.
Cut another small strip to go across the back of the hat (this will be the hanging strip). Again, just freehand cut a small rectangle. Sew the small strip to the back of the hat just on the ends.
Clip the shapes together and right sides out (just as you would for a rag quilt), and sew around the shape with a 1/2″ seam allowance. Leave a 3″ to 4″ gap at the bottom of the hat so you can stuff the shape.
Lightly stuff the hat.
Sew the stuffing gap shut. Because this is rag style, you don’t have to hide the seam so it is an easy matter of just holding the stuffing out of the way and making a quick seam (remember to backstitch to secure).
Clip the edges. Clip around the shape just like you would with a rag quilt.
Instead of washing the shape (we all know how stuffing misbehaves during washing), use the toothbrush or stiff hairbrush to brush the clipped edges until they fray.
Enjoy your Halloween with hat door hanger.