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*Edit: ZOMG! *dies*

Thank you for the Daily Deviation `znow-white!!! What an honor to be featured!

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I hope everyone has a lovely top hat very soon! Make some tophats my pretties!
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It's finally finished.
I hope you enjoy it, if anything is unclear, please feel free to leave a comment, I will try to elaborate. I'm prettysure everything is clear, but I made the hat, so it might not be clear to everyone.

Here's mine! oh, and this more recent one too...


*The reason I have not put what the seam allowance values, is simply because the fabric has to fit snugly against the cardboard base. I don't want to put a set amount, and have wrinkly hats out there. Thicker fabrics will fit differently than thing ones. So, if you make the hat, sew it to make it as snug as possible to the base, and then cut off the surplus, leaving approximately 1/4" seam allowance.


**If you use this tutorial to make your own hat, please have the courtesy of putting a link back to my tutorial, and leave a comment here with a link to your deviation so that I can see your masterpiece!!

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Given 2008-10-17
As many seasonal festivities are soon upon us ,why not try your hands at making your own top hat that can be personalized for any occasion. Top Hat Tutorial 1 by *Idzit is one of a two part tutorial that will show how easy it is to create this wonderful vintage head wear. ( Featured by znow-white )
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The-TravelingStrange Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2013
I WILL MAKE ONE!!!
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:iconidzit:
Idzit Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2013  Professional Artist
Can't wait to see!
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:iconlunathewhitewolf:
Lunathewhitewolf Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
super awesome and amazing!!!! =D definitely a very helpful tutorial~
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:iconidzit:
Idzit Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2013  Professional Artist
Glad you liked it!
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:iconshadowdemonangel124:
ShadowDemonAngel124 Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2013  Student
Thanks tis helped alot!!!! Luv u 4 tis
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AelissNovak Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I am currently making a rather modified version of this with my sister, who is going to Steamcon and needs something to wear. Our's is bigger, and looking awesome so far. Thank you so much for the tutorial! I'll send you a link with pictures when it's finished. :)
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kyoya555 Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Ummm how thick was the cardboard that you used?
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:iconidzit:
Idzit Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2013  Professional Artist
It's regular corrugated cardboard.
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:iconveneficanoctis:
veneficanoctis Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2012  Student General Artist
I just can't get the cardboard form into the fabric... could you please explain how to do it? :(
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:iconidzit:
Idzit Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2012  Professional Artist
Once you've flipped the brim fabric inside-out through the center hole, you may have to curve the cardstock a bit to get it through the hole. Then pull the rest of the fabric over top.
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:iconmasukiamaru:
MasukiaMaru Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2012  Student General Artist
Used the tutorial: [link]

Glad I found it haha x3
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:iconidzit:
Idzit Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2012  Professional Artist
Awesome!!
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:iconelinek:
ElineK Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2012  Professional General Artist
Hi
i used your tutorial and finally made my first top hat
Here is the result
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:iconidzit:
Idzit Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2012  Professional Artist
Looks great!!
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ShivKit Featured By Owner May 8, 2012  Student General Artist
mini teddy bears anyone? [link]
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:iconidzit:
Idzit Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2012  Professional Artist
Cute!!
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ShivKit Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2012  Student General Artist
Thanks ^^
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:iconkatarat-official:
katarat-official Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I used the tutorial for my mini top hat - [link]
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:iconidzit:
Idzit Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2012  Professional Artist
cute!
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katarat-official Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
thank you!!
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:iconcaeruu:
Caeruu Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Hi thank you for the wonderful tutorial here's mine [link] :D
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Guzelscene Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
sorry but ca you please explain a bit more step 7? i can't seem to follow it. thanksabunch!
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:iconidzit:
Idzit Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2012  Professional Artist
Which part?
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Guzelscene Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
please help, i don't quite understand step 7, can you please explain it more. thanksabunch!
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Sen-Oskii Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
[link]
Halloween top hat and making 2 more. One for a friend and Christmas themed one. :D
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TheEmeraldMasquerade Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you a lot for this helpful tutorial ! :hug:
Since I found it I just can't stop making mini top hat ! ^^
Here are mines:
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:iconjadeenglish:
JadeEnglish Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you so much for this! I need to make a little tophat for a friend's cosplay and this is very helpful!
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:iconglitterwitch:
GlitterWitch Featured By Owner May 26, 2011
I don't understand how to put the fabric on the brim. Could you please explain it a bit more? I'm having trouble visualizing it...
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:iconeatingyourspleen:
EatingYourSpleen Featured By Owner May 23, 2011   Digital Artist
Extremely wonderful and helpful tutorial. :3 I love Top hats and was glad to learn to make them myself!
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:iconvariak:
VariaK Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you sooooooooooooooooooo much for this tutorial!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!:love:

I will be using it to make Ciel's hat and when I do I will post link. Thanks again!!!!
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Cookiecat88 Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2011
Thank you for the awesome tutorial C:
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:iconwolverine249:
wolverine249 Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2011
ummm...lolz...how do u roll up cardboard? ^.^" (really wants to make a top hat for a while now)
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dragonxkeeper Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for the tutorial, I'm about to start making mine ^__^
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:icongenishihara:
GenIshihara Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2011
Thank you so much for this!! Really really really appreciate it. :heart:
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:iconidzit:
Idzit Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2011  Professional Artist
=D
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dragonvlame Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2011
If I want to make a tophat like this with leather, should I keep the cardboard under it or would it be better to make the hat without the cardboard?
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:iconidzit:
Idzit Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2011  Professional Artist
It depends if you want to make it floppy or not, and what kind of leather you're using, really.
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dragonvlame Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2011
The leather is not really thick but it is thicker than fake leather... I use it for medieval leather pouches and such... Or is it an idea to make a thin cardboard hat instead of thicker cardboard so that it is firmer than without the cardboard but that it doesn't have an overload of cardboard? :)
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Idzit Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2011  Professional Artist
Yeah, you could use a thinner cardboard, or even some buckram (since you're actually putting effort into this). Buckram can be steamed into shape too, which is nice.
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dragonvlame Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2011
thanks :)
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lunarex15 Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Here's mine :) Thanks for the tutorial - [link]
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:iconidzit:
Idzit Featured By Owner May 17, 2011  Professional Artist
Frabjous!
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:iconlunarex15:
lunarex15 Featured By Owner May 17, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks ^_^
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stealthjet Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2010
I'm trying to make a top hat...and you are certainly right, I'm confused after step 7.
You said to pin the wrong side together, so the right side should be facing outwards right? Then if the outer circle is sewn together, the seam can be seen on the outside. Is this correct?
After that it's inverted to wrong side facing outwards.

Later on, at step 10, you said to slip the fabric inside and glue it together. I'm assuming that the inverted fabric from step 7 (wrong side facing outwards) is re-inverted back to the right side face outwards while slipping the cardboard through. How do you put the glue in and glue the fabric to the cardboard then? O_o

Any advice is appreciated, thanks.
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xxheartofstonexx Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2010
Dunno if I already posted it, but here's mine!

Steampunk Mad Hatter Mini Top Hat! [link]
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:iconidzit:
Idzit Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2010  Professional Artist
Fantastic!!
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dropkehoi Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2010
What do you need?
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:iconbi-polaroid:
Bi-Polaroid Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ahh this is awesome~
I want to try this when I've got some free time.
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St-Arcana Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
I forgot to comment here! I made this hat using your tutorial:
[link]

I also made this hat later, but using a modified method. I wasn't sure if you'd want me to credit you on that too?
[link]
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fenriseye Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2010
I will try it some day x3
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