Handmaid's Tale "Wings" Bonnet DIGITAL DOWNLOAD PDF Pattern & Sewing Instructions

Handmaid's Tale "Wings" Bonnet DIGITAL DOWNLOAD PDF Pattern & Sewing Instructions



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Learn how to make your own “Wings”, inspired by Hulu’s adaptation of Margaret Atwood’s “The Handmaid’s Tale”. This bonnet is relatively quick and easy to make, and works well for all your Handmaid’s Tale costuming needs - whether cosplay or protest in nature.

I developed this pattern and designed the techniques used to create a bonnet VERY similar to the show, while still being accessible for the everyday hobbyist seamstress.

SEWING EXPERIENCE: Intermediate, but ambitious beginners could also make this. As with my line of 6 sewing manuals, I take pride in developing patterns and constructing tutorials that anyone can follow. You don't need to have millinery experience - or even all THAT much sewing experience! - to use my pattern, just a little patience!

SIZE: This pattern is considered one-size-fits all, adult.

PATTERN DETAILS: 10 pages of tutorial, 4 pages of pattern comes as single digital PDF to print at home. Pattern prints onto multiple sheets of paper, to be taped together. Pattern/ tutorial is available for download immediately upon purchase.

IMPORTANT: Be sure that your print settings are set to "Print actual size", or else the pattern will print smaller than it should.

Instructions are for either a standard sewing machine (straight stitch and zig zag), or sewing machine and serger. There is no hand sewing involved with the wings. Instructions include colour photos and easy to follow tutorial.

Free tutorial/patterning instructions for the under cap / bonnet are available on my site, here:


1 yard white linen (This is enough for wings & under bonnet)
1 yard 25" wide buckram (I use “Unicorn” buckram from Joann Fabric)
45" Millinery wire*
45" Extra wide, double fold bias tape, white
White thread
Spray Adhesive
Craft paper, rosin paper, etc (as a drop cloth)

* I use 16 gauge, white millinery wire. I purchased it in a 30 yard length from “Richard the Thread”, where it’s listed as “extra heavy millinery wire”

EQUIPMENT NEEDED: Sewing machine (serger optional), iron, ironing board, 5 gallon bucket, scissors, wire cutters

RETURNS: We do not accept returns or exchanges on digital patterns.

FOR PERSONAL USE ONLY. You may not reproduce, resell, post, reproduce, or otherwise disseminate this pattern. Pattern, photos, and accompanying tutorial are copyright Celebration Generation LLC, all rights reserved.

This pattern and tutorial is not produced, affiliated, or endorsed by Hulu, Margaret Atwood, or the producers of The Handmaid’s Tale series.

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33 reviews 5 out of 5 stars


mrsarmi1970 Nov 2, 2019

5 out of 5 stars
Directions were great. Thank you. Made the cap as well.

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Laurel Oct 23, 2019

5 out of 5 stars
Instructions are easy to follow but this would be hard for a beginner. Needed to make some modifications as I couldn't get the spray on adhesive to work properly. A heavy fusible interfacing is a good substitute.

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sarah pugliaresi Jun 20, 2019

5 out of 5 stars
Instructions were well written and easy to follow - definitely not for beginners but great for those with sewing experience. My wings look amazing :)

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Naomi Hawker Mar 18, 2019

5 out of 5 stars
Pattern worked perfectly. You will need some experience sewing, not for the beginner but I was able to get mine complete in a couple of hours and wear it for a local protest.

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