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MILLINERY/Hat Making Designs Patterns SUTTON Book '50s!
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How to Make Hats at Home: It's a Frame-up; Hat Making Simplified by Irene Sutton!

Spiral Bound Book Republication™

Originally Published in 1952!


If you are the first to bid on this auction, using the buy-it-now option, YOU WIN! There's no chance of being outbid! DON'T WAIT!


Up for bid is another marvelous Dakota Prairie Treasures CD Republication™ of the original ''How to Make Hats at Home: It's a Frame-up; Hat Making Simplified (Introducing the New Easy ''Circle Method'') By Irene Sutton!''  (Original is NOT for sale)


This item is a great resource for those who are historical reenactment enthusiasts, and students of historical millinery, clothing, fiber and textile arts, etc!

Our new line of Spiral Bound Book Republications™ oh-so-conveniently lie flat while in use!

This is a unbelievably nice touch if you have every tried to read a pattern's instructions while your hands are full of your in progress project. As an avid needleworker myself my personal experience prompted my choice of spiral binding for it's ease-of-use alone. I bet you'll love it too!


This HISTORIC item contains several patterns, millinery instructions, diagrams, designs, and instructional fundamentals for creating a variety of millinery hat making ideas including those used in millinery and clothing embellishments. There are many design ideas and instructions included! There are unique, vintage patterns, instructions and diagrams for ultra-feminine, lacy, beribboned and befeathered adornments!


An excerpt:

''The ''Circle Method'' Shown are only ten of the possible hundreds of hats, including children's, that can be made from a circle...Make your own hats, Besides being an object you can wear with pride you can obtain a lifetime of pleasure and interest from this occupation. This project is something even one with little or no sewing experience will enjoy by following the simple directions in this book...The four basic styles which I am going to present in this booklet will enable  you to select any prevailing or desirable style and professionally finish your particular choice without any other instructions by applying the step by step directions of the basic styles.''



How to Cover Frames

Using new or leftover materials from suits, coats or dresses, including trimmings, veilings and hatpins

Four basic styles -- Pill Box, Calot, Jockey and Cloche

Also draping fabrics over frame


Restyling old hats or new felt bodies and hoods into the four basic styles and sailors

Felt trimmings

draping felts

crowns and brims


Restyling old hats or new straw bodies and hoods in both woven straws and braid straws into the four basic styles and sailors

How to Make Frames

Making frames of the four basic styles

Cover Original

Author's Own Design

Special Design

An ageless quickly made hat

How to Copy a Hat

Copying hats in fabrics, felts or straws

Hats Made from Ties

How to utilize men's ties and apply the directions for covering frames to your choice of frame

All Over Flowered Hats

Choosing or making foundations for the flowers

Placing and gluing flowers on frames

Making and dyeing flowers and trimmings

Important Introduction


Designing and Draping

Final Steaming

Tracing Patterns from Book

Making Individual Styled Hats

Head Block





Paper Pattern Directions


Padding Frames

Cutting and Placing Material on Frames

Finish Wire Stitch


Hat Band



Covered and Felt Hat Pins


Calot or Beanie

Sectional Crown





Cockade Trim

Jockey Hat


The Brim


The Brim


Draping Fabrics in Relation to Frames



Felt Stitches

Novelty Blocks

Salad Bowl

Felt Feather



Hat Pins

Sailor Hat


Steaming and Blocking Felts





Visor Pattern


Ribbon Bow

Pattern for Cloche


Draping Felts

Novelty Crown Draped Hat

Plain Crown

Straws Braid Straw Bodies and Hoods

Woven and Braid

Blocking, Steaming and Pressing


Frames as Novelty Blocks


Woven Straw-Pillbox

Straw Sailor


Woven Calot


Brim for Jockey


Cloche Brim

Woven Cloche


Stitches for Making Frames

Basting Stitch

Frame Wire Stitch




Cover Original

Special Design

How to Copy a Hat

Pattern 69

Brim Pattern 69

Sectional Crown Special Design 69


Cutting Fur from Pattern

Hats Made from Ties

All Over Flowered Hats

Dyeing Trimmings


Now time to have some creative fun!

What will you make first with this information


The ladies of earlier times put their hands to such marvelous work and now you can too! These are beautiful items and sure to delight you and yours! These instructions are very clear and easy to follow and yet the experience needle worker will be capable of altering as per individual needs and artistic whim.


The Spiral Bound Book Republication™ you will receive is representative of the types of needlework expertise of earlier genteel and feminine American and European culture! If you're into nostalgia like I am you will have many hours of enjoyment recreating antique needlework items for yourself or others dear to your heart just the way your great-grandmothers did!

You will appreciate the attention taken in providing a TOP QUALITY PRODUCT that you will use for many years to come. This information has been scanned at a high resolution and electronically revamped to provide you with the very best hardcopy reproduction. Unlike other reproduction sellers this is NOT a cheap, grainy photocopy! Our Spiral Bound Republication™ has so many more advantages over the original book.


What are the benefits of our antique book Spiral Bound Book Republications™

* Our products are produced with front and back covers of heavy stock paper.

* Our spiral binding allows your book to lie flat during use for ease of viewing while working on your needlework projects.

* Our products do not cost a small fortune for you to obtain and enjoy.

* Every image and every page has been scanned to produce crystal clear images and you never have to deal with any crumbling old paper!

* These scans are enlarged to full-page dimensions for ease of viewing!

* You can gift these wonderful Victorian, Edwardian, Flapper and Depression Era pattern finds with family and friends!

*Each item is shipped with extra packing materials to prevent it being folded or bent while traveling through the postal system!


Curious about the quality of these scans Please contact me and I will forward an image for your own personal inspection! You will appreciate the attention we have taken in providing you with a TOP QUALITY PRODUCT that will be use for many years to come...


Check out  Dakota Prairie Treasures' current auctions for many other unique needlework CD & Spiral Bound Book Republications™ for your creative needle working pleasure!


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Please visit out other auctions and store listings for other items of similar interest at http://stores.Atomic Mall.com/Dakota-Prairie-Treasures ! Thank you! USA customers: I prefer Paypal but also accept money order or personal check. International customers:payment is accepted via Paypal only. Buyer to contact me within 3 days of auction close. All payments must be received within 10 days following close of auction(s). Email address for Paypal payments will be included following the close of the auction.

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