All Lessons in hat making (37)

  • 01 - BASIC BRIMS

    36 members Latest Activity: Apr 27, 2016

    Learn to prepare a block, how to steam, shape and weld sinamay straw and then wire brim to stabilise before you bind the edge. Sinamay is…

  • 02 - CROWNS SIMPLY

    12 members Latest Activity: Aug 22, 2016

    Experience how to steam and shape flat straw to mould around a crown block then finish off the crown edge to retain the sizing. Mastering this…

  • 03 - BINDING WITH VARIETY

    15 members Latest Activity: May 8, 2016

    Here you will learn how to give the perfect finish to the edge of your hat brim or fascinator. Clients will appreciate your fine hand sewn…

  • 04 - BINDING WIDE, BRAID, SINAMAY

    5 members Latest Activity: Nov 26, 2016

    Give your hat a professional finish and vintage feel by covering the edge with fabric, braid or straw. By experimenting with matching straw or…

  • 05 - CONNECTING & BANDING

    8 members Latest Activity: May 14, 2016

    Complete your first hat as you connect the brim to crown and add a decorative band on the outside plus an internal head band. Use these…

  • 06 - BOWS AS TRIM

    8 members Latest Activity: Feb 24, 2016

    Transform a basic bow with this collection of 10 creative techniques. This includes how to twist or double knot a bow, or make sinamay, soft…

  • 07 - FEATHER TRIM SHAPING

    13 members Latest Activity: Feb 9, 2016

    Discover how to manipulate feathers so they are more than a filler in the trim process. Learn specific skills unique…

  • 08 - WORKING WITH LOOPS

    12 members Latest Activity: Jun 1, 2016

    In this flamboyant approach to trimming headpieces you will see how to assemble wide or narrow loops, in either fabric or straw. It also…

  • 09 - REDESIGN FEATHERS

    8 members Latest Activity: May 10, 2016

    This lesson focuses on using feathers as a design feature for your headwear. As well as transforming popular feather types watch how to create…

  • 10 - INSERT, SPOT, SHOT

    4 members Latest Activity: Feb 24, 2016

    Gain expertise to redesign a regular brim in three different ways. By inserting and adding extras to the straw we create a new…

  • 11 - BRIMS - PLEAT, INLAY, DROOP

    7 members Latest Activity: Mar 15, 2016

    This lesson teaches you ways to add embellishment to sinamay with fine braid, extra layer of straw and pleating the edge. Give your hat…

  • 12 - EMBROIDERY, INSERTIONS

    4 members Latest Activity: Feb 9, 2016

    Learn how to accomplish cornelli embroidery on sinamay using your regular sewing machine. Inserting contrast coloured sinamay shapes into…

  • 13 - PATCHWORK, FABRIC COVER

    4 members Latest Activity: Feb 25, 2016

    Give your sinamay headwear new life when you learn colourful patchwork geometric design. Learn to include fabric to complement your…

  • 14 - CUT & CURL

    3 members Latest Activity: Jul 26, 2016

    Cutting and curling your sinamay adds movement and life to designs when you dare to cut into the basic brim shape and reinvent it with a…

  • 15 - ADDING EXTENSIONS

    6 members Latest Activity: May 14, 2016

    Revitalise your straw brim or disc hat by learning how to add Swirls and Curls as extra add ons to your basic shape. This system gives you…

  • 16 - DOUBLE BRIM TECHNIQUES

    7 members Latest Activity: May 15, 2016

    Reinvent a brim by adding an extra sinamay brim with a different shape. All the know how is included in this lesson plus see how…

  • 17 - BUCKRAM CROWNS

    12 members Latest Activity: May 14, 2016

    Buckram has been a favourite for milliners for decades. The traditional methods of blocking with buckram are detailed in…

  • 18 - CROWN METHODS

    6 members Latest Activity: Mar 1

    This tutorial outlines a system to create a double crown and includes how to cut away a portion of the crown to expose the trim concept.…

  • 19 - FELT HATS BASICS

    19 members Latest Activity: Mar 15

    Learn how to shape fabulous felt. It moulds easily with thorough steaming. It is the most creative medium in millinery as no risk of fraying.…

  • 20 - BASIC FELT TRIM IDEAS

    4 members Latest Activity: Feb 24, 2016

    Add elegance to your felt hat creations with these trim concepts for flowers, leaves and loops. Due to the nature of felt…

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