HAT CHAT (310)

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Sewing Machine for straw hats

For making straw hats, am I allowed to use any sewing machine or do I have to buy one of those Wilcox Gibbs or Grossmann straw braid machin…

Started by BoaterMan

3 Feb 7
Reply by Ann Decker-Montarello

Millinery Crossword

Put your thinking cap on and see if you can solve this puzzle! » Download here  Crossword Answers

Started by Hat Academy

2 Feb 6
Reply by Elaine Mergard

Glossy Finish on Straw and Sinamay ?

Hello, I'm curious to know if anyone has been able to get a high gloss finish on hemp straw braid or sinamay. I have tried several makes…

Started by Shona Crozer

3 Jan 25
Reply by BoaterMan

How To Make Your Own Hat Blocks?

Hat blocks to a milliner, are like paper to a writer. Hat blocks have been made for centuries by skilled artisans however, with the rise in…

Started by Sophie Allport

4 Jan 25
Reply by Elaine Mergard

Veiling block

hi there i just received my veiling block from hat Blocks Australia and wondered if anyone had in tips for using it. I’m new to this.  Than…

Started by Alison Kutrzyk

0 Jan 24

Stiffening Straw for Boaters

What is the most effective way to stiffen the Luton 'flower-edged plait' for the boater for its longlasting rigidness?

Started by BoaterMan

0 Jan 16

Hat Blocks

Just wondering if anyone has attempted to make their own hat blocks and what sort of success they had? Any tips?

Started by Cassie Farr

5 Jan 12
Reply by Darryll Osborne

Electric Hat Stretcher

Hello,I am looking for an electric hat stretcher, preferably a Rico one.If anybody has any idea where I could get one, I'd be very happy to…

Started by David Yates

1 Dec 20, 2018
Reply by Elaine Mergard

Custom Hat Liners?

Im having such a difficult time tracking down a company that makes quality custom hat liners.  Anybody have any leads?? Thanks!

Started by Jacob Hillenbrand

0 Dec 20, 2018

how do go to burn a hat?

Hi everyone!Im finding this technique absolutely amazing and im dying to know more about.when finshing a hat, some set in on fire for a sho…

Started by Julie Pearson

0 Dec 12, 2018


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