At BUST, we love resisting the sun’s harsh rays as much as we love resisting gnarly regimes. This sunhat DIY encourages both! Wear it while planning for your next march, telling your representatives what you really think, or chilling near a body of water for some activist self-care. This project takes about one hour and not much skill, so let’s get crafting!
All found at your local craft store
- Wide-brim straw hat (we got ours at Target for $5!)
- Embroidery needle (it has a wide eye and a blunt tip)
- Fabric pen or pencil
- 2 to 3 yards of ribbon (ours was about ¼”-wide)
1. Lay your hat on a flat surface, right-side up. Write out Resist on the brim with your fabric marker or pencil as large as you like. Don’t second-guess your handwriting; just try to create even spacing between the letters.
2. Thread your needle with a yard of ribbon and tie a knot at the end, then use a stem stitch to create the letters. Pull your needle through the brim, back to front, at the top of the R, then move half an inch along the line and pull through from front to back. Next, move your needle a bit behind the stitch you just made, and repeat the steps. You’ll see how quickly this creates a beautiful line! Try to make your stitches uniform in size. If you need more ribbon, thread your needle with another yard and start where you left off, pulling through from back to front.
3. Continue stitching until you’ve completed the entire word. Tie off the ribbon on the inside of the hat, and trim.
BY: AURORA LADY
MODEL: MIRANDA LERAE
MAKEUP: ASHLEY DONOVAN
HAIR: HAILEY ADICKES
STYLIST: JENNI LEE
NECKLACE: CAM JEWELRY “MONO CHAIN WRAP”
SWIMSUIT: LEAH SHLAER “THE CLASSIC COLETTE BODYSUIT”
PHOTOGRAPHED BY SHANNA FISHER
This article originally appeared in the June/July 2017 print edition of BUST Magazine. Subscribe today!