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  Hat Making: New Brims

Hat Making

How to make a Hat

Equipment and Materials

Hat Frames of Fabric

Covering Frame with Velvet

To face under side of brim

Hat Crown

Brims Facings

Brim Pattern

Rolled Brim Pattern

Shirred Crown of Fabric

Frames of Neteen and Crinoline

Turban Frame of Neteen or Crinoline

Wire Frames Equipment

Tie the Wires

Brace Wire

Pattern for Brim

Sticks for Brim

Edge Wire

Collar of Brim

Square Crown Frame

Round Crown

Base Wire of Round Crown

Round Crown Finishing

Round Brim and Crown Pattern

Make the Round Brim

Color Wire Frames

Halo Hats

Halo Hat Headsize

Crown for Halo Brim

Hat Cover with Braid

Sewing the Braid

Braid Brim and Crown

Piece Braid

Braid Steps

Wire Covering

Hat Linings

French and Tailored Lining

Hat Trimmings

Hat Bows

Ribbon Bows and Knots

Tailored Bow


Radiating Buckram Pleating

Pompon Hat Ornaments

Hand-Made Flowers

American Beauty Rose

Ribbon Rose

Wild Rose of Silk

Foliage and Roses

Wired Rose

Blossoms and Poinsettias

Poppies and Morning Glories

Orchid Hat Ornaments

Ornament Hat Patterns

Blossoms and Sweet Peas

Violets, Daisies, Geraniums

Fruit Hat Decorations

Plums, Raisins, Grapes Ornaments

Mourning Millinery

Hat Shape Repair

Straw Hat Shape

Cleaning Straw Hats

Panama Hat Shaping

Buckram Frame Shaping

New Brims

Repair of Hat Coverings and Linings

Freshen Crepe and Feathers

Repair Ribbons, Flowers, Quills

Repair Wings, Lace, Malines

How to Make Your Own HatsL New Brims

New brims for old crowns

If the brim of a hat is past renewing, a new one may be made, or the wire brim from an old hat may be used with a crown of velvet, or any fabric or straw. The wire brim may be re-covered with georgette—an old, half-worn waist will do nicely, using the back or sleeves, or any portions that are not too badly worn. When a heavier crown is used, the edge of a sheer brim should have a fold of material like the crown sewed at the edge, or a row of straw when the crown is of straw braid.

Felt and beaver hats

When soiled, clean with gasoline and cornmeal. To restore the gloss, rub the hat with a very fine piece of sandpaper which has been tacked over a small block of wood. Rub with the nap. To complete the process, remove the sandpaper and substitute a piece of velvet. Rub this on a hot iron, then on beeswax. Continue the operation of rubbing the hat with the nap until it is restored to its original freshness. The crown must be packed with cloth before rubbing to keep it solid enough to do satisfactory work. If the brim of a felt or beaver hat needs cutting down at the edge, mark with a piece of chalk where the brim is to be cut. Sew on this line with an unthreaded sewing machine several times, and the felt will be cut through and the edge broken off at this point. This looks much better than when cut with shears or with a knife.

* Santa Claus hats *

How to Make Your Own Hats
New Brims on Hat Making
Design your own hats using our Hat Making instructions.  Students at fashion colleges go back to the classics creating old/new looks.  Lots of ways to be creative when making your own hats!

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