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How to make a silk abaca "turban" style headband

Hi. Please I try to make silk abaca turban headband but I have problem to finish it. I try a good solution to adjust the headband to the he…

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'Thimbles: Always tricky, I remember being in the swing of using one at one stage, then completely forgot how they 'should' be used.  In t…

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Model or Mannequin??

Hi all, Looking through some of the fabulous photos on here and on various websites. I think I have come to the conclusion a model to show…

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Making a French bicorn hat - advice and tips appreciated

Hi there,Has anyone here ever made a French bicorn hat?I'm working on the costume team for a local production of Les Miserables in a few we…

Started by Christine Amanda

3 2 hours ago
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sewing machines?

As a complete beginner, and someone who's hand stitching leaves a lot to be desired, what sewing machine is recommended by all you experien…

Started by Ruth Connor

57 yesterday
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Used Hat Blocks

For some beginners affording and sourcing the needed hat blocks can prove challenging. What are some creative ways of getting around this i…

Started by Deniese Dennis

46 on Thursday
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Questions about working with polyester

I'm about to make a Fedora and I'm wanting to make it using polyester.  I've read and watched a lot of tutorials on making them with felt,…

Started by Quinn

4 Aug 13
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HAT BOXES - to box or not to box?

Hello everyone, I have a few questions about hat boxes. When a customer purchases a piece from you do you... -Give them an option of a hat…

Started by Melissa Barnes

23 Aug 4
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Attaching flowers?

I love having flowers on the hats I make. I buy the ones I don't make from Lubin's and they are very nice. My problem is attaching them di…

Started by Dianne Graham

6 Jun 26
Reply by Sharon Panozzo

How to make a nautilus cockade

Having seen a vintage cloche featuring a grosgrain nautilus cockade I want to make one.  I can't find any instructions anywhere.  A friend…

Started by Sandra Brake

38 Jun 1
Reply by Austin Gray

Split leather

Does anyone else experience leather splitting like this? Is there anything you can do to mend it without dousing it in glue? I understand i…

Started by Silpa Parmar

3 May 25
Reply by Sophie Allport

Flower making tools

which tools for millinery flowers - electric with attachments, or the original hand held ones? really cant decide which to invest in, any f…

Started by kate henry

21 May 18
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Hi there, I have been making quite a few perchers lately after doing a Rebecca Share course, but I was just wondering what people use to c…

Started by Michelle Robinson

9 May 17
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