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Tutorial: Buckram hats part 1 by Animus-Panthera Tutorial: Buckram hats part 1 by Animus-Panthera
This tutorial is free to use, provided you follow my rule: please credit me for this, even if you modify it. Other than that, please enjoy!

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And with that out of the way... First off, I'd like to apologize to any honest-to-goodness milliners out there. I learned this stuff off of the internet (where there are lots of interesting sites dedicated to millinery), and improvised from there. It may be horribly wrong. I'm sorry...

Anyways, that aside, if you're not a milliner and you just want a costume hat, this is a great way to get a hat that's much more durable than a cardboard one. Probably not up to everyday usage, but much less likely to melt if it gets wet.

Also, I got my supplies from Judith M. Millinery Supplies. I didn't buy the book, so I can't tell you how good it is. Anyways, you can also get buckram lots of other places, as well as hat wire, grosgrain ribbon and curved needles, I just bought them all together as a package.
[EDIT: Unless you happen to find some really cheap grosgrain, try French elastic to cover the wire instead. And also, other hat making supplies and resources:
-Hats by Leko, a good wholesaler- www.hatsupply.com/ They do have a minimum purchase amount, so don't go there unless you need at least $28.
-Also, I've heard lots of good things about the book From the Neck Up by Denise Dreher. It's a specialty book and somewhat hard to find, but worth it if you plan on making lots of hats.
Thanks, ~ProfessorBats!]

And Fray-Check is a brand. It's sort of like a glue, and prevents fabric from fraying. Very handy stuff, I suggest keeping some around for all your sewing projects. It's especially useful when clipping corners, because you can get very close without worrying about the seam ripping open later.

Part 2- animus-panthera.deviantart.com…
Part 3- animus-panthera.deviantart.com…

The hat that was made:
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MidnightDestiny04 Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Amazing!!
Reminds me to get my sewing machine maintenanced soon. ^^;
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Animus-Panthera Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Aw, thanks! You totally should! Hats are fun to make.
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MidnightDestiny04 Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I can imagine! ^^
I will have to do so very soon! ^^
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Animus-Panthera Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Awesome! When you do, I would love to see what you make, be sure to send me some pictures!
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MidnightDestiny04 Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Heehee!! Yes! I shall!! ^^
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Animus-Panthera Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thanks!
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EstherIchigo Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh lord this is awesome O___O

Going to fave and save this for later ♥
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Animus-Panthera Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thanks! If you ever do use it, I'd love to see what you make! And good luck, in advance. ^_^
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CarmillaMurray Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
There is a hat that I've wanted to make for years, but haven't ad the first clue how to start, I'll be using this when I can next craft. Thanks!
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Animus-Panthera Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Awesome! I hope it turns out great. I'd love to see it when you're done!
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ilithyahime Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2011
Thanks for this tutorial- it's great! I dunno if I'll be using it anytime soon, but if I do, I'll be sure to post pictures :)
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Animus-Panthera Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Awesome, thanks!
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Gwenyver-Costumes Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2011
Thank you, I have been wondering how to make these.
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Animus-Panthera Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
You're welcome! Glad I could help! If you do make one, I'd love to see~ Be sure to send me some pictures!
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