Refurbished Koi Hatbox

  • Original, ugly hatbox. Circa 1960s, nasty mottled beige vinyl, interior lined with unpleasant olive green polyester.
  • Bye bye, lining!
  • Stripping the vinyl treatment
  • Shell pink is so much cuter!
  • Cloning the lining, this time in changeable orange/fuchsia silk dupioni
  • Front and back panels cut from premium cotton quilting fabric
  • appliqué koi
  • Interior of the hatbox, now fully padded and lined
  • Front panel. This was my first hatbox renovation and I will probably use different construction techniques next time to avoid wrinkling.
  • Back panel