Simple, Super Cute DIY Visor

Pam Oduor
by Pam Oduor
9 Materials
30 Minutes

Looking for some cute summer headgear? Check out this tutorial to learn how to make a DIY visor. You can use fabric with a bright pattern, or a more reserved pastel. Either way, you’ll enjoy this simple and fun project that is perfect for beginners. Keep reading for step-by-step instructions.

Tools and materials:

  • Baseball cap (to trace)
  • Paper
  • Pen
  • Fabric
  • Stable, flexible plastic
  • Velcro closure
  • Fabric chalk
  • Measuring tape
  • Sewing machine
Make a DIY visor


To begin this easy DIY visor project, I traced the bill of a baseball cap onto a piece of paper.

Sew a DIY visor

Trace and cut

Next, I traced the shape of the visor onto a piece of plastic, and cut it out. 

How to make a DIY visor

Then, I traced around the cut-out plastic shape onto my folded fabric and cut around it, leaving a ½-inch seam allowance.

How to sew a DIY visor


I sewed the two pieces of fabric together around the bottom curve, leaving the top curve open. 

Easy DIY visor


Next, I measured the circumference of my head and added 1½ inches to that number.

Basic DIY visor

Measure, mark, and cut

I measured out a strip of fabric the same length as my head measurement, and 3½ inches wide, and cut it out.

DIY visor tutorial

Fold and sew

Then I folded the strip in half lengthwise and sewed down the long edge and one short edge.

Insert the plastic

I turned the curved fabric right side out, so the seams were hidden inside. Then I inserted the curved plastic shape between the two curved fabric layers.

Turn and iron

Next, I turned the long strip of fabric right side out and ironed it flat.

Attach velcro

On either end of the strip of fabric, I attached the appropriate pieces of velcro by sewing down each piece of velcro around the edges.


Then, I sewed the curved piece to the center of the strip. And my basic DIY visor was complete!

I love how this project turned out. This visor is so cute and fun. Let me know if you make a DIY visor of your own. I’d love to see the results. 


Suggested materials:
  • Baseball cap
  • Paper
  • Pen
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  • Csw7762054 Csw7762054 on Jul 02, 2021

    I will be trying this myself. You did a fantastic job and made it look so easy!

    • Pam Oduor Pam Oduor on Jul 02, 2021

      Thank youuuu... Imagine it's not that hard😉.. Try it 💞

  • Connie Connie on May 18, 2022

    Great ideal and very pretty to. Love the bright colors.