Grand Slam: Baseball Cap Making

2 colorful baseball hats

Date: June 17-19, 2022 (Summer, 3 day)
Medium: Fabric
Instructor: Billy Simms (email)
Skill Level: All

Be one of the cool kids! Wear awesome ball caps that you make yourself! In this workshop you will learn to make baseball and trucker style hats. Make traditional looking hats or make crazy designs! It’s up to you! We will have time for you to make at least two hats. All skill levels are welcome. If you can thread a sewing machine and sew a straight(ish) line you can do it!

At this time, registration for Grand Slam: Baseball Cap Making is closed.

Supply List

Supplies are subject to change. A final list will be emailed to each participant before the first day of class.


  • Bring basic sewing supplies such as scissors, straight pins, seam ripper, thread, etc.
  • Medium to heavy weight fabric. Scraps of fabric 7 ½" x 7 ½" are large enough for the panels and brim of the hats. You will need at least 15 pieces of fabric that are 7 ½" x 7 ½".
  • A study piece of cardboard like the kind that is used on the back of sketching pads.
  • 16" of ½" non adhesive velcro.
  • Craftsummer has sewing machines but if you have your own that you want to bring you can.

Estimated cost: students will spend $20.00-$30.00

Studio Fee

All workshops have a studio fee. Fees are collected at the end of the workshop and payable by check or credit card. MU no longer accepts cash.

Estimated studio fee for this workshop: $TBD*

*The final cost may vary depending on the actual cost of materials at the time of the workshop. It is possible for fees to be less or greater than the range indicated depending upon individual student usage.

Studio supply fees are an estimate and can be subject to change due to supply chain issues or transportation cost.

About the Instructor

Billy Simms is an artist and Educator. He has an MFA in studio art with emphasis in printmaking from Miami University. He teaches printing making and other art classes at Miami University, The Fitton Center in Hamilton, OH, and Arts Pace in Portland, IN. He has received several awards for his artwork including The Award of Excellent for the Dayton Area Works on Paper Exhibition. He lives in Hamilton, OH with his wife and four cats.