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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 DennisLatest Reply

Do you get overly attached to some of your hats?

There are times when I think I have an unhealthy attachment to my hats.  I want each and every hat to go to a good home where they will be…

Started by Bridget EarlyLatest Reply

Millinery Blocking Cord

Hello everyone!I am just starting my first millinery project! Will be blocking my first felt fedora. I was wondering what kind of cord and…

Started by Peggy LiuLatest Reply

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Adhesives

Hello: Can you please recommend a good adhesive for rhinestones and other embellishments on hat bodies? I have tried a glue gun but am unha…

Started by Deloris Dempsey

1 Oct 26
Reply by Elaine Mergard

Leather brim help please

How do you bind a leather boater hat brim? I've been gluing the bias around because its too thick to sew. Is there another way? Is there a…

Started by Kylie

2 Oct 24
Reply by Tania Hansen

Stiffening Guipure Lace

Hello Everyone, I have been experimenting with stiffening Guipure lace using a variety of stiffeners ( Gelatine solution, Straw stiffener,…

Started by jillc

17 Oct 8
Reply by Lorraine Jay

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

85 Oct 7
Reply by Iliana Hristova

Felt Crown - Re-fitting / Downsizing a felt crown

I've bought a lovely hat block but it's about 23" in size. What's the best way to block a felt and ultimately fit a21.5" or 22" head? I've…

Started by Anne MacDonald

0 Sep 25

Can anyone identify this tool?

My grandmother was a milliner in the 1950s and I have recently inherited her sewing case. Does anyone know what this tool is called or what…

Started by Elizabeth Marshall

4 Aug 21
Reply by Elizabeth Marshall

What type of sewing machine do you use?

I've had two machines break down, a Husqvarna Viking Daisy, bobbin case is loose, plus my Elna Elina is knotting up underneath every fourth…

Started by carena28

9 Aug 20
Reply by Jessica Cooper

Dying felt bodies

Hello everyone! Has anyone played with dying felt bodies. For instance, if I can’t get the color needed could I take a white hood and eithe…

Started by Tania Hansen

3 Jul 18
Reply by Carolyn Devins

how to remove foundation make up from a hat

Hi Everyone Still learning loads! would appreciate if you could please advise some tips on removing foundation makeup from a cream hat wit…

Started by ciara sweeney

14 Jun 4
Reply by Tiffany Arey

how do i create this twisted brim?

Hello, any help on this would be greatly appreciated. I am trying to crate a brim similar to the one in the photos. Could anyone help me wi…

Started by Marie-Claire Millinery

3 May 13
Reply by REGANA LEE NICHOLS

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