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Hat Labels and Linings

Started this discussion. Last reply by Alisa Fleming Jul 8. 102 Replies

There are a lot of talented…Continue

Millinery Notions

Started this discussion. Last reply by 1fi9iq6yxs6ig Jul 26, 2012. 19 Replies

I'm curious as to specifically what preferences any of you milliners have for types and strengths of thread for various tasks during the construction of your hats.I've tried general purpose thread,…Continue

Using Dyes & Fabric Paints

Started this discussion. Last reply by Bridget Early Jul 2, 2013. 21 Replies

Does anyone buy plain sinamay, straw, etc....and then dye it in the colors you want? If so, what types of dye/fabric paints do you use?…Continue

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Alisa Fleming replied to Renee Brown's discussion Hat Labels and Linings
"try FANCYWEAVER on ebay.  they have all kinds of labels and their prices are reasonable.  I use woven labels.  hope this helps."
Jul 8
Maureen Young replied to Renee Brown's discussion Hat Labels and Linings
"Thanks for sharing video. Very interesting"
Jul 7
Margaret Woodliff Wright replied to Renee Brown's discussion Hat Labels and Linings
"http://store.marthapullen.com/p-8462-elegance Hello Cynthia - I was interested in your comments relating to Elegance, so I sourced this fabric which I believe could be the one in the link i have attached. If you have time, could you confirm if it…"
Jun 14
Shandana De La Rivière replied to Renee Brown's discussion Hat Labels and Linings
"Aoife Kirwan! Would love to see you giving us a few lessons on Hat Academy - linings and attachments (like your wire prongs)."
May 6
Shandana De La Rivière replied to Renee Brown's discussion Hat Labels and Linings
"Please do a lesson on different ways of lining hats. I don't think any of the current lessons cover the topic properly. Finishing and the interior of the hats are as important as the exterior. Also please do a separate lessons on millinery hair…"
May 6
karen van woerden replied to Renee Brown's discussion Hat Labels and Linings
"Hello all! Don't know where to post on this wonderful thread! So glad to have found this place, Just starting out in hat making and wildly enthusiastically but floundering around just trying stuff...Tried first lining yesterday. It worked! I…"
Jun 13, 2016
Maor Zabar replied to Renee Brown's discussion Hat Labels and Linings
"What a fascinating thread! I don't typically line my hats, most of them are bizarre shapes and for the great part they are cocktail hats/fascinators and the inside of the hat never touches the head. I have embroidered labels, and the minimum…"
Aug 6, 2015
Sharon Panozzo replied to Renee Brown's discussion Hat Labels and Linings
"This is just one of many I embroider myself.  I usually do them to match the hat colors.  When I do not use a lining then I use a label I print up myself on fabric then sew in."
Aug 6, 2015
Shara LaFave replied to Renee Brown's discussion Hat Labels and Linings
"That was brilliant. Also looking into doing my own embroidered ones with a brother se400. I will let you sll know how that works out"
Aug 1, 2015
Bridget Early replied to Renee Brown's discussion Hat Labels and Linings
"I have also printed directly to silk and cotton fabric.  1.  Take a piece of printer paper and using a glue stick glue to a piece of wax paper cut to the exact same size. 2.  Cut a piece of fabric the same size as the…"
Feb 19, 2014
Ruth Connor replied to Renee Brown's discussion Hat Labels and Linings
"I have just been looking into this, and although I haven't tried it yet, I think this may very possibly be the way to go "
Feb 17, 2014
Melissa Rath replied to Renee Brown's discussion Hat Labels and Linings
"I've been making my own labels n my printer too Bridget, I use silk injet printable fabric sheets and it's very attractive and faster than ordering elsewhere."
Feb 17, 2014
M. Susan Freese replied to Renee Brown's discussion Hat Labels and Linings
"Is there another link to Dancing Needle? Etsy comes up saying that there is no shop with that name."
Feb 14, 2014
Bridget Early replied to Renee Brown's discussion Hat Labels and Linings
"A few months ago I switched from using a stamp to printing my labels with my photo printer.  I use an iron on transfer sheet that I can print a number of labels on one sheet. This allows you to add a logo, photo, etc. …"
Feb 10, 2014
Ruth Connor replied to Renee Brown's discussion Hat Labels and Linings
"Elaine, Can you tell me where you et self-inking stamps and fabric ink from? I assume it is a lot cheaper that having an embroidered label commissioned "
Feb 10, 2014
Aoife Kirwan replied to Renee Brown's discussion Hat Labels and Linings
"Hi Beth, It really depends on the hat you're working on but in general handstitch on the wire, then your curved petersham and then your lining under the petersham. I handstitch everything and only use glue very occasionally for spot gluing."
Feb 4, 2014

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Elaine Mergard said…

Welcome to Hat Academy Renee. The Fedora has made such a huge comeback in ladies fashion. I always make a few for Spring but try to make them more feminine. The wider brimmed Fedoras were featured on Milan catwalk. Looking forward to sharing all things Millinery Best Wishes ElaineM

Elaine Mergard said…

Congratulations Renee I love your cloche - your block has worked very well. Covering your top hat in satin gave you a challenge!! It is so much easier to use a crepe or delustred satin as shiny satin is less forgiving, so you did very well. Can't wait to see your next creation - Enjoy, Elaine

Elaine Mergard said…

I fabric cover with Satin also In lesson on Pillboxes I teach a foolproof way to cover buckram or foundation canvas with fabrics -just gives perfect finish each time Found a very different cloche block that was covered in dust in storage Will put pic up as you may be able to make one just to have a variety of blocks,

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