XL Denim Bucket Hat made from Up Cycled Blue Jeans with star embellishments

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About this Product

Distressed blue denim is repurposed into this one of a kind bucket hat.

Blue denim is accented with touches of black denim and red embroidery stitching.

Star embellishments from worn out jeans with embroidered patch of white stars on deep blue combine for a funky one of a kind street style you will love.

This is a ONE OF A KIND bucket hat made by me.  I am inspired by the things around me, and the night sky is large and lovely here in this part of the Blue Ridge Mountains that I live in.  

Stand out as you stand up for slow fashion and show the world that repurposing can be impressive!

This hat holds it's shape well.

Denim is lined with a shabori indigo dyed fabric.  I used vintage linen on the hat brim, and cotton sheeting on the band and hat top.  The result looks like the summer sky.  Clear blue with puffy white clouds floating by.

Fiber content not known.

Fabrics are all pre loved, signs of wear are part of the charm.

We are recycling textiles into a new, usable form

Washable and reshape to dry. Iron the brim if desired.

This unique boonie hat is just what you are looking for! A great streetwear look that goes hiking, too! 

Handmade and ready to ship!

Measurements are approximate:

Hat top: 6.5" diameter

hat band width: 3"

Hat brim width: 3"

Hat band circumference: 23" (adult extra large)

Measure your head!!

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LOVEpiecefully

Henry, VA
Welcome! The important thing to know is that I use up cycled fabric exclusively. Denim remakes, fabrics repurposed, I am always giving textiles another life.

Meet the Maker

What I do:

Textiles. Creating. Repurposing. The things that I am passionate about are here.  As a sewer, maker, and creator....I offer one of a kind creations using up-cycled textiles, imagination, and respect for materials. 

Fabrics come from thrift shops, auctions, donations, etc. It is time intensive to find, 'harvest' and prepare fabrics for reuse.  Being aware of the textile waste in our world has prompted me to reuse all that I can (and soap box about fast fashion at every opportunity).  Google 'Fast Fashion'...you'll understand my passion.  

No new fabrics are harmed in the making of any items in this shop!

Ridiculously fun to make, LOVEpiecefully Bucket Hats are a walking billboard for reducing textile waste while you look great!

The start:

I started sewing as a child. Creating something useful out of fabric and thread was just amazing to me! Colors and textures? Thrilling! That's not to say I was successful from the beginning. Hardly so, but it was a fun ride to make and learn and remake and learn some more!

By High School, I was making my own clothes.

Later:

Through out my adult momhood, I sewed. Not as much as I would have liked, but, life, you know. I did make costumes at Halloween for my kids from their (sometimes outlandish) ideas. I created costumes for many school plays because it takes a village.

I was not making my own wardrobe due to time restraints, but I often bought from second hand shops for myself and my kids. I am an eco aware person in many small ways--no plastic wrap, paper napkins, paper towels in my house. It only makes sense that some of those sensibilities would find their way into my clothes closet.

Now:

Rewind to the beginning of the pandemic. I thought I could help in some small way, so I dug out my sewing machine and started sewing. Soon, my husband and I were making and donating masks....lots and lots of masks. We worked at this full time 'job' for months and months. Working with the AUNTIE SEWING SQUAD on FB, he and I made and donated nearly 9,000 masks and sent them to people in need all over the country.  Un-homed persons, migrants, our indigenous population...the forgotten folks. I was reminded once again that we are all only as healthy as our most vulnerable neighbors. It was a good feeling in the dark days to do something to help someone else.

The thing about making 9,000 masks is that you create a TON of fabric scraps.I knew that I could not just toss these pieces of fabric out. I made many, many things and finally landed on Bucket Hats. I'm sort of stuck on them probably because of the endless design possibilities.

Since then, I have also become keenly aware of and disturbed by, the monster that is known as Fast Fashion. We buy too much junky stuff that we throw away too quickly and replace it with more junk. In my space, I am repurposing textiles in all of my products. I only purchase thread, needles, and interfacing new. Everything else I purchase is second hand. Tremendous resources are used to create fabrics, we need to use them to their fullest before we are done with them. It's just the right thing to do. Enter Visible Mending. Mending can be a lovely design element! Through embroidery techniques directly on a garment or adding a decorative patch, the life of an existing garment can be extended with beauty and added style.

I walk the walk in all areas of my life and business. My sewing machines are vintage, my dog is a rescue, and my husband is repurposed. They are with me for the long haul!

So, wear a reclaimed fabric hat....no doubt friends will ask you where it came from. You can start a great ECO-centered conversation, and you will be an environmental hero! 

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How it’s Made

Making this hat was a fun adventure -- a sewing nerd has strange ideas about adventures and I'm a sewing nerd.

Digging through all of the pieces and snippets of the jeans I have 'harvested' and discovering how these pieces could be used as a sort of mosaic in building a look on a hat is the adventure.  For this hat, I had an idea that I just wanted to create a large star patch.  I wasn't sure how to start...but the beginning is always a good place.  The way I envisioned it looking is pretty much how it came out.  Then I decided it really the hat needed a bit more, one star is just not enough...so the patch was added.  I love that the stars are white on the dark blue background...the red just made it all pop. 

Hats, for me, are blank canvasses. Embellishing them is my art.

I hope you like this one!! I'd love to hear what you think! Message me!

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Shop Policies

Please message me with any questions you may have before you make a purchase.  

Please be sure to measure your head before you order a hat! 

Hats are non-returnable (it's a hygiene thing).  

All items are shipped in 1-2 days via USPS mail.  I only ship to the United States.  Where shipping is not included in the price, I will bundle multiple orders to save you money on shipping.  

I will not share your personal information with anyone.  I will only use it as needed to complete your order. 

Shop Reviews (50)

This is sure to become my favorite go to hat! It's so beautifully crafted and all the detailing shows just how much love was put into it.

Sandra Wallace

03/18/2024

Theresa

07/12/2023
I really love this hat! And the size was perfect! I have a big head and lots of extra hair

octeel1

06/23/2023

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