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One thing we may think of when we think of Finland in winter is a festive holiday season. After all, they have reindeer there. And a late contribution to this holiday season is an adorable app that helps you make your own Santa hat! Now your whole family can have a matching set!
The Santa Hat Sewing app steps you through each part of making the hat, from what equipment and materials you need, to measuring your head to create your hat, to cutting the fabric, and finally sewing it all together. There is much more to this app than meets the eye, however. It takes your head measurement and creates a custom pattern just for you. It has some clever animation built in, and cute mouse drawings.
You do have to be good at following directions to get the hat the right size, but the app considers that and even allows you to mark off each step as you go, so you don’t lose your place. By following the detailed, step-by-step directions, you will learn how to design your own patterns and sew your own hats. Never again will sewing be intimidating to you. Children can do this. Adults can do this. Families can do this together. Your kids will enjoy this math lesson. They’ll learn sewing skills, material science, math and geometry, and get the satisfaction of creating something fun and silly all on their own.
Here’s some more information from the app store:
You might’ve thought that sewing was out of your reach. You might’ve liked the idea of sewing but never knew how.
We have a fun FREE app that will teach you how, just in time for the holiday season. Learn how to sew a Santa hat with your hands, right before your eyes. You’ll have a great time and it’ll be easy. You’ll wish that you learnt this ages ago.
Handmade with love and care from the snowy forests of Finland, this lovely little app gives you a custom pattern, based on your own measurements. It’ll be a perfect fit for your head, or your favourite reindeer’s head. We try our best to be helpful, with illustrations for each step. The best part is that you don’t even need any sewing experience. It’s perfect for kids as well as adults.
In the spirit of goodwill during this holiday season, we’d like to give you our Santa Hat Sewing app for the price of free.
No ads, no upgrades to an in-app purchase to get extra functionality. Everything you need in all wrapped up with love and we also promise to keep it that way.
So, go forth and choose your own Santa hat fabric (many fabric stores are having marvelous sales right now), and adorn it with fake white fur, or bells, or whatever makes you jolly.
The accompanying website also has some additional instructions to turn your creation into an Elf hat, plus it includes some indoor games using the hats you’ve made. (They also make some very simple but expertly done math apps for kids.) Grab the Santa Hat Sewing app before Christmas so your family has appropriate protective headgear. It’s free in the iTunes store!
If you do download the free app and make hats for your family, please upload pictures to the GeekMom Flickr pool and let us know in the comments!