How to Sew a Juliet Cap

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How to Sew a Juliet Cap
Brides often wear white satin Juliet caps. (Brand X Pictures/Brand X Pictures/Getty Images)

The cap worn by Shakespeare's tragic heroine Juliet fit tightly to the top of her head and embodied her Elizabethan youthfulness. Today the cap is often worn by brides who may add pearls, satin flowers and a veil. Sewing your own Juliet cap is not complicated and a wide variety of trims are available for the cap in the bridal section of fine fabric stores. By making your own Juliet cap, you will achieve a custom fit and a one-of-a kind look.

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Things you need

  • Satin fabric
  • Ruler
  • Scissors
  • 24-gauge wire
  • Wire cutters
  • Iron-on seam tape, 1/2-inch wide
  • 2 hair clips

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  1. 1

    Cut the satin fabric into an 8-inch by 5-inch rectangle. Round the corners of the rectangle evenly with the scissors.

  2. 2

    Cut a piece of 24-gauge wire to fit around the entire perimeter of the cap with the wire cutters.

  3. 3

    Lay the wire around the inside edge of the wrong side of the satin cap, 1/2-inch from the edge.

  4. 4

    Lay the iron-on seam tape over the wire. Fold the edge of the satin cap over the tape and press securely with an iron for two minutes to secure the wire edging.

  5. 5

    Place the cap on your head and bend it to fit over the top of your head. Secure the Juliet cap to your head with hair clips.

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