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How to Manage Inventory/Selling

For those of you that sell, how do you all manage inventory? Do you do a 'one and done' for each hat or do you make additional pieces the s…

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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…

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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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Felt hat old looking

Hi all, I’m going thru different techniques to make new felt hats look older, but somehow I saw a hat that is using I suppose oil or someth…

Started by Daniela Sanz

0 Mar 29

Melusine top hat

I purchased a melusine top hat from a hat maker in London. When I received it I had to take it to a hat manufacturer in Colorado to have it…

Started by John Ferguson

0 Mar 26

Blocking with lace?

Hello. I am working with guipure lace for the first time and I would like to place it over a improvised top hat wire frame. I appreciate an…

Started by Mary McCann

1 Mar 17
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Wiring the entire frame of a small mad hat

Hello to all Millinery enthusiasts  I do not have a smaller mad hatter block version and I have been trying with buckram but cannot curve t…

Started by Catherine Cazes-Wiley

0 Mar 17

Melusine stiffener

Hello please can anybody help me I need to stiffen Melusine double sided I’m afraid to don’t ruin the felt  thank you so much 

Started by Viorica Hiriczko

2 Jan 2
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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

16 Dec 9, 2023
Reply by S. Scheffer

What is the best hat for a roof cleaner?

Hello, I'm asking on behalf of a dear friend who cleans moss off roof shingles in Seattle for a living. The summer is over now so it's nice…

Started by LynnT91

0 Nov 18, 2023

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

7 Nov 18, 2023
Reply by LynnT91

Felt stiffener and white marks???

Hi all, This has probably been asked a dozen times but...? I use a flammable felt stiffener from Parkins UK, not cheap at £20.00 plus VAT…

Started by Susan Fage

29 Nov 15, 2023
Reply by edith f

stitching ribbon trim

When adding ribbon trim to a brim, how do you make the stitches look almost invisible on both sides of ribbon?

Started by stephanie lawrence

1 Nov 3, 2023
Reply by Elaine Mergard


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