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Flexible Buckram

Started this discussion. Last reply by House of Adorn Jan 23, 2017. 2 Replies

Does anyone have a source for Flexible Buckram?  Flexible Buckram does not have stiffener.  Thank you in advance for a response.Continue

Loosen Plastic Headband

Started this discussion. Last reply by Queen E. Settles Apr 10, 2016. 4 Replies

Does anyone know the procedure to make the plastic headbands bigger.  Once I cover it with fabric it becomes tighter where it fit behind the ear. Continue

Wiring The Crown & Brim

Started this discussion. Last reply by Queen E. Settles May 28, 2015. 2 Replies

Does anyone have a tip on how to sew the wire inside the crown of a hat using a zigzag sewing machine that does not have a free arm?Continue

Vintage Millinery Sewing Machines For Sale

Started this discussion. Last reply by djulia May 26, 2016. 18 Replies

Set-up machine - Used to sew in sweat bands in hats.Straw machine - Used to sew straw braid and ribbon hats.Wiring machine - For sewing wire in crown and brims.Welting machine - For welting hats.All…Continue

 

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House of Adorn replied to Queen E. Settles's discussion Flexible Buckram
"Dear Queen E.,  It has been some time since you were looking for Flexible Buckram and not sure if you still are looking, but we do sell this product, which we call "Elastic" Buckram. Here is a…"
Jan 23, 2017
djulia replied to Queen E. Settles's discussion Vintage Millinery Sewing Machines For Sale
"Hello i am looking for a sewing straw brides machines. My teacher Ellaine recomend me to contact you. If you could help me with the finding a sewing machine....a really good one i would be glad about it"
May 26, 2016
Louise Holder replied to Queen E. Settles's discussion Flexible Buckram
"Hi, I live in the UK so maybe not much help. However if you are in the same country I have used Parkin Fabrics.  website:   https://www.parkinfabrics.co.uk/millinery/buckram.html They are really good to deal with. Regards  Louise"
Apr 15, 2016
Queen E. Settles posted a discussion

Flexible Buckram

Does anyone have a source for Flexible Buckram?  Flexible Buckram does not have stiffener.  Thank you in advance for a response.See More
Apr 11, 2016
Queen E. Settles replied to Queen E. Settles's discussion Loosen Plastic Headband
"Thank you Edith & Sharon for the tip.  I will be using them."
Apr 10, 2016
Sharon Panozzo replied to Queen E. Settles's discussion Loosen Plastic Headband
"Edith is right.  You can also soak in hot water to soften but it depends on the plastic as to how workable it will become."
Apr 10, 2016
edith f replied to Queen E. Settles's discussion Loosen Plastic Headband
"Sorry forgot to add you can put band in oven tray temperature similar to meringue making 100/150 degrees for a few mins then qickle transfer sotened headband unto a block or head shape and leave to cool! Obviously don't let band melt!!!!"
Apr 9, 2016
edith f replied to Queen E. Settles's discussion Loosen Plastic Headband
"Hi just use hairdryer at hottest setting and gently slip it down the dummy head or crown head width you want and leave it to set by cooling"
Apr 9, 2016
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Loosen Plastic Headband

Does anyone know the procedure to make the plastic headbands bigger.  Once I cover it with fabric it becomes tighter where it fit behind the ear. See More
Apr 7, 2016
Queen E. Settles posted a discussion

Loosen Plastic Headband

Does anyone know the procedure to make the plastic headbands bigger.  Once I cover it with fabric it becomes tighter where it fit behind the ear. See More
Apr 1, 2016
Claire Breton replied to Queen E. Settles's discussion Electric Hat Stretcher
"Hello, In what region are you located ?  Thanks. Claire"
Jan 21, 2016
Micheline Roy replied to Queen E. Settles's discussion Electric Hat Stretcher
"If you still want one, I have one for sale"
Jan 7, 2016
Queen E. Settles replied to Elaine Mergard's discussion Is It worth offering a re-trim service to your customers?
"I consider it a learning experience.  I cleaned, steamed and freshened up flowers, straw and replaced the broken wire in a fur felt hat while re-blocking the crown which was soft and dented, removed rhinestones and cleaned the straw then…"
Jul 21, 2015
Queen E. Settles replied to Elaine Mergard's discussion Hats of the World!
"Thanks for this post it is very enlightening, informational, and interesting viewing the different hats. "
Jun 25, 2015

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