All Discussions Tagged 'vintage' (8)

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How to give a hat shape/stiffness?

Hello! I am interested in jijin hats, a kind of liturgical hat that was used in China. I'm trying to figure out what material would be used…

Started by Mary

0 Sep 8, 2023

Help with vintage veiling

I’m repurposing a veil for a bride - using her mother’s headpiece. The veiling was quite discolored, and I was able to pull the color back…

Started by Tiffani Thompson

0 Nov 30, 2022

Best affordable vintage Singer sewing machine for felt hats

Hi everyone. Please share your wisdom for this newbie hat maker but long time felter for what vintage affordable Singer sewing machine migh…

Started by Sara Lee Chubb

2 Nov 2, 2020
Reply by sweetkristy


What can we learn from this vintage list written almost a century ago ?

Started by Elaine Mergard

1 Sep 18, 2018
Reply by Elaine Mergard

Patterns for Sewing Vintage Hats

I came to the art of hat making late in the game. But I have been working hard to catch up! Does anyone have information about sites or sto…

Started by Linda Tillis

1 Apr 12, 2014
Reply by M. Susan Freese

What about mannequin head displays?

Hello, I happen to be a hat LOVER first and a hat MAKER occasionally.  I have been enjoying HAT ACADEMY for a few months, and am wondering…

Started by Margaret Crunkleton

2 May 31, 2013
Reply by Margaret Crunkleton

Chenille still available?

Hi, I was wondering if any of you can help with this.  I was asked to do replicas and/or restore the old black berets for a university. Is…

Started by Katharina Lehrkinder

2 Apr 25, 2013
Reply by Katharina Lehrkinder

Thirties inspired fashion

Lewes-based photographer Sarah Olivier has collaborated with milliner Lilly Lewis to create a stunning set of images at Bexhill’s De La War…

Started by Elaine Mergard

0 Jan 25, 2013


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