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Online Interactive Workshop with
Chris Marchini 

CraftyMonkies Chris Marchini Online Interactive Workshop: Quilted Trucker Hat!


16.00-19.00 (BST)

Online Interactive Workshop



Sewing & Quilting:

Quilted Trucker Hat!

CraftyMonkies Chris Marchini Online Interactive Workshop: Quilted Trucker Hat!

Chris Marchini

Saturday 12 October 2024

16.00 - 19.00 (BST)

Online Interactive Workshop

Quilted Trucker Hat!

A hugely talented and NEW Tutor joins CraftyMonkies - a hearty welcome to Chris Marchini who kicks off what we hope will be a long & fruitful relationship with us & you - Chris teaches his fabulous Quilted Trucker Hat workshop which we're absolutely convinced you're all going to love, love, LOVE! Here's Chris to tell you more....


Introduction by Chris:-

Last summer I stopped by a yard sale because I heard they had some vintage fabric going cheap! Amongst the fabric scraps, I came across an old trucker hat (you know, the kind with the mesh on the back). It had 'Paris' on the front, and we had just returned home from a week in France, so I felt like it was fate. When I got it home, I realised it kind of smelled (like it was in a damp basement for decades). Well, my ADHD kicked in and one day I deconstructed the hat and studied how it was made. That got me thinking… “What if I use my quilty skills and re-made this?”. Well, 4 months and countless test sews later I launched my 'Quilted Trucker Hat'!!!

My pattern has step-by-step instructions to walk you through making a hat from a few fat quarters and some stabiliser, but in this workshop I’ll also give you some insider tips & tricks to have you making Quilted Trucker Hats for all your friends!


What You Will Learn in this Online Interactive Workshop:-

In this workshop we’re going to combine skills used for Quilting and skills used for Garment Construction to make a unique Quilted Trucker Hat. We’ll learn about different products that will give our hats structure and end with a professional looking piece we can all wear around town.


We will have some time allotted for preparation/quilting of the front panel, but if you want some more intricate quilting you may want to prepare this ahead of time.

I will be demonstrating my “masking tape hack” for a simple crosshatch quilting design, so students who want to do this will need some masking/painters tape, 3/4" or 1" wide is preferred. 


Skill Level for this Online Interactive Workshop:-

Intermediate - Students should be confident in their sewing abilities; there are some fiddly bits with constructing the hat and attaching the brim, but we’ll work through it together, one step at a time!...


Material requirements for this Online Interactive Workshop:-

  • Your copy of the pattern (available to purchase, with a Discount Code, to all who book their place on this workshop) - the student should have all of the paper pattern pieces cut out prior to class start.

  • A marking tool of some kind to trace your pattern onto the fabric (Pencil, Frixion pen, etc.)

  • Scissors

  • Straight Pins

  • Sewing Clips (optional, but highly recommended)

  • 40wt sewing thread (a polyester or poly/cotton blend works well)

  • Masking Tape/Painters Tape (3/4" or 1" wide)


Fabric requirements for this Online Interactive Workshop:-

Fabric required for the hat:-

  •  A 10" square for the front panel, either a solid fabric or pieced quilt block 

  •  ¼ yard or Fat Quarter of fabric for the outside shell of the hat

  •  ¼ yard or Fat Quarter of fabric for the lining of the hat

  • Ultra-Firm stabilizer for the brim (similar to Pellon PelTex 71F)

  • Lightweight interfacing (similar to Pellon SF101)

  • Foam Stabilizer (Similar to Pellon Flex Foam FF78F1)

  • 2 ½” of 5/8" or 1/2" sew in hook & loop tape

Equipment requirements for this Online Interactive Workshop:-

  • Sewing-Machine (a Walking Foot for the quilting of the front panel is helpful, but not essential)

  • Size 16/100 sewing machine needle (or a denim needle)

  • Iron and Ironing board

  • Tailor’s Ham (or a rolled up towel)


Pattern Information relevant to this Online Interactive Workshop:-

The pattern for the Quilted Trucker Hat can be purchased on Chris's website ( as either a PDF for instant download (formatted for US Letter or A4 size paper), or as a Printed Booklet that will be mailed to you: be sure to order in plenty of time if opting fpr the postal option!....


When signing up for the workshop, you will receive a 20% Discount Code that can be used for either version.


Chris's Pattern - essential for this workshop - can be purchased here:-

PDF Download:

Hard Copy/Printed version:


Sizing Guide relevant to this Online Interactive Workshop:-

The Quilted Trucker Hat pattern comes in one size, which fits the average adult and has adjustable straps. During the workshop we’ll discuss ways to adjust the fit.


Additional Information relevant to this Online Interactive Workshop:-

Be sure to follow Chris across social media for more insight and fun sewing & quilting content











Tickets for this Online Demonstration (via the Zoom platform) will be limited and allocated on a first-come/first-served basis! The ticket price of £35.00 (approx $40.00) is based on ONE person attending this crafting class.

This CraftyMonkies online interactive workshop is being broadcast from the United Kingdom and the class time given is based on British Summer Time (BST). We advise you check via Google Search (or similar) to see corresponding start-time in YOUR location! Here's a great world time zone reference:-


Are you not able to attend this class due to living in a different time-zone? Are you otherwise engaged on the date of this workshop? Well, we have excellent news! This class is being recorded and a link will be sent to all classmates a few days after the class, so you can watch in your own time!

CraftyMonkies Chris Marchini Online Interactive Workshop: Quilted Trucker Hat!
CraftyMonkies Chris Marchini Online Interactive Workshop: Quilted Trucker Hat!
CraftyMonkies Chris Marchini Online Interactive Workshop: Quilted Trucker Hat!
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