So here is what I did for the Hat.
First I cut my strips of fabric the width that I wanted. I used my fabric cutter and board just to make sure they were straight and all the same width.
Then I lined them up and mod podge the first color on.
Then I went on to my second layer of fabric. Now the fabric I was using was some fabric I have had for a couple of years now and was already cut into 4 x4 squares so I had to piece some together a little bit.
Now for the third layer of fabric.
Then I painted some small stars and hot glued them to some wire, drilled a whole in the top put some glue in the whole and stuck the end of the wires in And dum de dum... I have my uncle sam hat. I may add some glitter or something to the stars comming out of the hat. I just feel like they are missing something.