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Sewing Machine for straw hats

Started this discussion. Last reply by Ann Decker-Montarello Feb 7. 3 Replies

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 machines?Continue

Stiffening Straw for Boaters

Started Jan 16 0 Replies

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

Making boaters

Started Dec 16, 2018 0 Replies

Dear HatAcademy Milliners,I am passionate about straw boaters and decided that as a hobby, I would like to start boater-making. What equipment would I need for such boater-making?I am not sure what…Continue

 

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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 machines?See More
Jan 26
BoaterMan replied to Shona Crozer's discussion Glossy Finish on Straw and Sinamay ?
"I have many experiences with repairing straw hats. I recommend Ronseal's red label, ultra tough polyurethane varnish (gloss). It leaves a very glossy finish to the straw hats."
Jan 25
BoaterMan posted a discussion

Stiffening Straw for Boaters

What is the most effective way to stiffen the Luton 'flower-edged plait' for the boater for its longlasting rigidness?See More
Jan 17
BoaterMan posted a discussion

Making boaters

Dear HatAcademy Milliners,I am passionate about straw boaters and decided that as a hobby, I would like to start boater-making. What equipment would I need for such boater-making?I am not sure what type sewing machine I need and is the operation of such a straw hat sewing machine the same way as a normal sewing machine? Would I need a hat steam press, cannot seem to locate one for sale. Also, how do I sew in a leather sweatband? P.S. If you listed the website/shop name where you buy your…See More
Dec 16, 2018

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