The biggest problem I had with making newsboys and caps was getting the peak right.
I tried many many different things, from thick batting to thin wadding to ice cream container lids to xray sheets, but nothing was quite right. However, it seems like the long hours that Rob has spent relaxing at his local haven’t gone entirely to waste — he noticed the guys replacing a keg the other day, and had a lightbulb moment – the disposable beer keg !!! It looks like a gigantic Christmas tree bauble!
Once you’ve sliced into it (I give it a good stab with the bread knife), it’s the perfect material – easy to cut, easy to stitch through (with an industrial machine, not a domestic), fully washable, shrink-proof, and flexible. And best of all, it’s free.