For those of you who make cut-and-sew hats (i.e. newsboys, flat caps, etc.), what do you use for the brim?

I've previously used two-ply buckram or heavy-weight buckram combined with interfacing. I've gotten decent results, but I'm so picky, I want it to be perfect.

I know that pre-bought brims are also available. Plus there are thermoplastics. I haven't used any of those options for brims yet.

What gives the best result? What looks the most professional, do you think?

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I do make flat caps and do use the plastic compressed foam.  They are easy to sew on and do make the caps look professional.  They are thin enough to cut down to fit the cap I am working on.  

Linda

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