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How to Make and Trim Your Own Hats

Spiral Bound Book Republication™

Originally Published 1944!


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Receive a 50% s/h discount on all items in your order after the first purchase, providing all are paid for in a single payment as invoiced!


Up for bid is another marvelous Dakota Prairie Treasures Spiral Bound Book Republication™ of the original WWII Swing Era, ''How to Make and Trim Your Own HATS!'' This item has 95 pages of in-depth instructions for this art, covering a plethora of aspects and techniques for custom making hats, caps, purses, bags and more. More information than you can shake a stick at! (Original is not for sale)

There is every style from sailors, to sun hats, demure maidens, saucy nurses and French Maids, etc!


''COMPLETE INSTRUCTIONS and PATTERNS from start to finish. How to CUT * PIN * SEW * PUT TOGETHER * Calots, Straws, Sailors, Half-Hats, Pillboxes, Off-the-Face Brims, Jockey Hats, Snoods, Dutch Bonnets, Knitted and Crochet Hats. BAGS TO MATCH - Over-Arm Bag, Crochet Over-the-Shoulder Bag, plus Scores of TRIMMING IDEAS and Instructions for Summer, Spring and Winter, Veilings, Flowers, Hat Pins, Ribbons, Beadings, Embroideries and Sequins.''

''Big Complete Guide - Everything the Beginner or Expert Needs to Know! Now you can make your own hats - create them just the way you want them - each a ''French Creation!''

''For here are complete instructions and patterns for any hat you want to make - and so easy to follow you can't possibly go wrong. Dutch Bonnets, Calots, Sailors, Jockey and Half hats, Curvettes and unusual Head Bands, Pill Box and Snood Hats…this beautifully illustrated book takes apart and simplifies every step you need to know to make these and many more.

Here too are complete Crochet instructions for seven Hats; how to crochet head bands, edgings and hat pins plus patterns for expensive-looking Felt and Material Pouch and Collar Box Bags and a Crochet Over-the-Shoulder Bag.

And still more!...dozens of exciting trimming ideas, quick changes to rejuvenate, retrim and remake last year's favorite hat. Professional rules for putting on veilings, flowers and feathers, How to make a hat out of flowers and veilings alone. How to combine materials, choose felts, wire brims and block a hat. Felt, appliqu?, flower and leaf designs from which to choose. Hand made flowers for a custom made look. Different type bows for different parts of the hat. How to achieve French Room effects with inexpensive materials. How to build up ready-made foundations, cut buckram, make tubing, linings, head size ribbons and bandeaus. How to block a hat, cut and make a brim, seam-press and work with straw, fur and velvet.

A complete remake chart, including examples and step by step instructions for re-using trims, ''sizing'' straws, reblocking and cleaning felts and straws, remaking covered frames and pressing veils and maline. Instructions for making and covering frames, brims, and hard to find foundations. The importance of hat and hair lines, how to develop a style, how to use professional millinery equipment.

Yes! If you can sew you can easily make the most intricate hat…if you can merely pin, then right away you can make a smart cocktail hat.''

All methods are clearly described step-by-step. All styles noted are presented with suggestions from a to z! The instructions for these items were created by experienced needlework artists from 1944 and earlier!



How to develop a sense of style and design. Hat lines. Head size and non-head-size hats, Eye lines. The hat block.


How to use buckram, crinoline, wire, glue. Millinery needles and thread, starched chiffon, sizing, hat blocks. Millinery equipment. How to steam-press.


Classification of materials: felt, fur, wool, cotton felts, straw. How to choose the material. How to make a Dutch bonnet for mother and daughter. Patterns. Small, medium, large headsizes. Sequins and embroidery.


Instructions, patterns and diagrams for over-arm pouch bag, collar box, and other pouch bags.


When to use and how to cut bias material. How to combine materials. How to wire straw and felt brims. How to make a lining. How to sew in a headsize ribbon. How to block a hat. How to shrink to size. Fancy blocks made from spools and boxers. How to make down-brim blocks. Blocking the brim. How to cut brim from crown. Off-the-face brim. Suggestions for trimming brimmed hats.


How to make foundations for half-hats. How to make ear-muff. Dutch half-bound curvette hats. How to trim half-hats.


How to make and use jersey, braided, grosgrain bandeaus. How to make and use tubing. How to sew on flowers and veiling. The tie-tack method. Ruffle and chin veils, veils for pillbox and bumper brims. How to combine flowers and veiling. How to use maline. Maline cocktail hat. Ideas for a bridesmaid hat. How to make covered hatpins. Tricks with hatpins. How to change a hat by changing trimming. How to make felt appliqu?, flower and leaf design. ''French Room: trim. Taffeta satin, felt vows. Using inexpensive material. Built-up foundations. How to make your own snood of velvet, veiling, or flowers. Fur and straw hats. How to make a hat out of ribbon and flowers.


What to do with old ornaments, fur felts, wool felts. How to reblock felt, frame and material hats. How to reuse trims, clean hats. How to remake felts and straws. Complete remake chart. How to make seven ''old'' hats into smart new styles. Step-by-step instructions. Sizing straw hats. Remaking covered frames. Business possibilities.


Complete instructions and diagrams for six-section crown, all-in-one crown. Chart showing remake possibilities. ''How to Change'' chart. Foundations No. 1 and No. 2.


How to use ready-made frames. How to cut patterns from a frame brim. How to cover frames, flat crowns, round crowns. How to make a cover and. ''Do's and Don'ts.''


Instructions for making and covering. How to make pillbox and visor hats. Hats that become you-common sense in choosing your hat. Novel cut-out crowns and side trims.


Instructions for crocheting sailor, turban, Dutch cap, over-the-eye hat, half-hat. Crocheted edgings, hat bands, hatpins. Over-the-shoulder bag.


The antique and vintage materials this exciting instructional recommends can be found on Atomic Mall quite readily. You just have to hunt a little bit! :) Or, of course, you can utilize contemporary tools and materials found at a near by fabric, craft or hobby store…

What a historically educational and delightful art instructional piece this is!

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 handicraft 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 products are made using the latest LaserJet printing technology meaning the ink will not smear like inferior photocopy or inkjet products do.

* 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 Historic pattern book finds with family and friends!

Curious about the quality of this item 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 and store listings for many other unique needlework CD, Spiral Bound Book and Single Historic Costuming Pattern Republications™ for the creative muse in you!

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Copyright Restrictions: All sources utilized in producing Dakota Prairie Treasures' Copyrighted Republication Products originate from public domain works. However, all text, images and trademarks contained within our Republication Products (and listing descriptions) are our creative property and copyrighted solely to Dakota Prairie Treasures. All Rights Reserved. No resale rights apply. You are permitted to use our product's information for items you make for yourself or for gifts. However, our products text, designs and images remain the exclusive legal property of Dakota Prairie Treasures. Our products contents may not be reproduced, used in class lessons or duplicated in any media or electronic format to be resold or ''shared'' (either individually or as a package or kit) without our prior written consent. Any and all violations will be prosecuted to the full extent of the law. Returns allowed due to manufacturing defects only.

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