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Started this discussion. Last reply by Sharon Panozzo Mar 22, 2017. 3 Replies

Its been sometime since I have posted anything into the Hat Academy, but I thought you might be interested in my creation using Spider Tissue and Indian Silk Paper.I have called this tilt hat…Continue

Tags: paper., Lens, silk, Indian, tissue.

to up-style or not to up-style

Started this discussion. Last reply by Ruth Connor Jul 29, 2015. 4 Replies

What is the opinion of up-styling older hats?I love to take a poor thing from the…Continue

Weird or what?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Sharon Panozzo Jul 25, 2015. 1 Reply

Having just come back from my (very hot) visit to the UK, I would like to share a very strange thing that happened on my train journey to visit my millinery friend Marion Lowe.I was halfway through…Continue

GST?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Ruth Connor Oct 24, 2014. 2 Replies

Hi Ladies!Having now entered the market and sold my first three hats and had two commissions, the question I should have asked before is - should I be charging GST?Continue

 

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Tess Porz replied to Ruth Connor's discussion sewing machines?
"Hi, I’m looking for a domestic sewing machine for millinery and general straight sewing. I saw this post and thought BINGO!!! The Bernina brand seems to be the way to go .....Can you please suggest a reputable  dealer in Victoria.…"
Jun 14
Elaine Mergard replied to Ruth Connor's discussion sewing machines?
"Yes Kenneth it should be ok as long as you have a free arm Some hatters in US are making great embroidered styles with embroidery on crown and flowing through onto felt brim "
May 28
kennethbirge replied to Ruth Connor's discussion sewing machines?
"Is a small sewing machine suitable for embroidery on a hat? I hope the problems with the size will not be"
May 27
Linda H Watsky replied to Ruth Connor's discussion sewing machines?
"Here is a machine that helps me out when a flat bed machine cannot do it.  I use this machine mostly for leather but do use it occasionally for hats.  It is a straight stitch only but a walking foot to ease the fabric. "
May 24
Ma Rose replied to Ruth Connor's discussion sewing machines?
"It has a lot to do with the type of hats you want to make.  They've given you good answers.  I mostly make fabric hats (Using buckram as a foundation) 98% is sewn by hand, I block my own buckram using hat blocks.  Its according…"
Mar 5
Ma Rose replied to Ruth Connor's discussion sewing machines?
"You're welcome and Happy Hatting. "
Feb 4
Tania Hansen replied to Ruth Connor's discussion sewing machines?
"Rose:  Thanks so much for the guidance and pics. Your hubby is a clever man!  I will do a bit of searching to find someone to do this for me. Tania"
Feb 3
Ma Rose replied to Ruth Connor's discussion sewing machines?
"Hello Tania, You're welcome.  I live in the U.S. and my husband bought my table from Walmart, purchased the Servo Motor from e-bay, free shipping for $110.00 in 2011.  I have a heavy duty sewing machine also with a Servo Motor. …"
Feb 1
Tania Hansen replied to Ruth Connor's discussion sewing machines?
"Hi Rose: Thanks for loading the pictures of your machines. I’ve acquired two and it’s helped me identify them. I’m wondering how to power the machines as I don’t have drives for them. Would I need to contact an industrial…"
Feb 1
Ma Rose replied to Ruth Connor's discussion sewing machines?
"Hello, Rose is my 1st name.  They started calling me "Ma Rose" for whatever reason and it stuck. Its not my last name."
Mar 3, 2018
Ma Rose replied to Ruth Connor's discussion sewing machines?
"These are straw braid machines,  I have 4 of them.  They're hard to find, took me 2 years of searching.  These are used to make Straw Braid and Satin Braid hats.   Fabric hats are mostly hand made and I use buckram and…"
Jan 10, 2018
johal Singh replied to Ruth Connor's discussion sewing machines?
"Well, I tried to not get into specific about any particular retailer. The point I am trying to make is:Some things are better bought in person. There are all kinds of things I have no hesitation about buying on line, sewing machines aren't one…"
Jan 10, 2018
FANCY ROSE replied to Ruth Connor's discussion sewing machines?
"Thank you."
Oct 16, 2017
FANCY ROSE replied to Ruth Connor's discussion sewing machines?
"Thank you.  If you're looking for a straw braid machine, check e-bay.  Be sure that you ask for a demonstration of how the machine sews and look for this in the machine.  There are different type of straw braid machines."
Oct 16, 2017
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Sep 19, 2017
Ruth Connor replied to Ruth Connor's discussion sewing machines?
"Cant help you there, I'm sure you would need a specialist machine for top Hats. Perhaps Elaine can help you?"
Sep 19, 2017

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love to create and design. Love to work with my hands. My past is garden designer, and more recently, massage therapist. Never thought I'd enjoy sewing, but the creativity is what does it for me......
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Elaine Mergard said…

Wonderful you found our website Ruth. So pleased you have joined me in Hat Academy and hope you find it inspiring. I am committed to helping you add to your skills.

I set this up to help Beginners -once you learn the basic techniques you will be surprised how creative you can be. Millinery is a creative art & in huge demand currently. Any questions do message me here.

To make the most of Hat Academy remember to read through the Welcome Page - Read here

Enjoy, Elaine

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