I finally got up the nerve to pull out the sewing machine and have at 'er! I love how it looks and am glad I was finally brave enough to do it. I was a sewer (one who sews, not one who processes waste...lol) long before I was a scrapper and did find it a little hard to sew messily but still had a lot of fun in the process. I didn't really have any paper to match the fabulous hat but made my own paper instead with handstitching...isn't my son handsome?!