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Questions about working with polyester

Started this discussion. Last reply by David Aldred Aug 13. 4 Replies

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, but I don't like the look or feel of felt.I have a store…Continue

 

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David Aldred replied to Quinn's discussion Questions about working with polyester
"Hi there Quin, I was wondering if you have succeeded with blocking using polyester felt. I'm vegan and I'd loce to wear a proper felt hT—not a fedora; probably something closer to a homburg. I'm sure it must be possible to make…"
Aug 13
Bridget Early replied to Quinn's discussion Questions about working with polyester
"My guess would be that they used some type of foundation--Most probably something similar to buckram, I have seen flat pattern hats from China made from polyester over what almost feels like a polystyrene base.  If the hat is not a flat pattern…"
Jul 12, 2014
Quinn replied to Quinn's discussion Questions about working with polyester
"That I don't know.  The only info I have on the current Fedora is what's on the tag.  It's 100% polyester and made in china.I've been looking at various suit fabrics online that look like they may have potential."
Jul 12, 2014
Bridget Early replied to Quinn's discussion Questions about working with polyester
"Are you certain that it wasn't blocked over a foundation fabric?"
Jul 11, 2014
Elaine Mergard left a comment for Quinn
"Wonderful you found our website Quinn. So pleased you have joined me in Hat Academy and hope you find it inspiring. I am committed to helping you add to your skills. I set his up to help Beginners -once you learn the basic techniques you will be…"
Jul 6, 2014
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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, but I don't like the look or feel of felt.I have a store purchased Fedora that I've worn for years and it's made of polyester with a "made in china" label inside it.  I've examined it thoroughly and yet I can't figure out how they got it to take the form it has or how the material seems to be so thick.  My best guess is they steamed it to get it to take the…See More
Jul 6, 2014

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Elaine Mergard said…

Wonderful you found our website Quinn. So pleased you have joined me in Hat Academy and hope you find it inspiring. I am committed to helping you add to your skills.

I set his up to help Beginners -once you learn the basic techniques you will be surprised how creative you can be. Millinery is a creative art & in huge demand currently. Any questions do message me here.

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Enjoy, Elaine

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