How to make a buckram mini top hat

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How to make a buckram mini top hat Pattern


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Pattern Details:

Pattern Details

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Skill Level:

advanced skill level requirement Expert

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • tracing,cutting,hand sewing,patience

Pattern Description:

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This is one of the few patterns the uses real millinery materials including buckram and wire. There is no cardboard or plastic cups here! This is for someone who wants the challenge of creating a hat using traditional millinery materials and creating a fabulous, professional mini top hat. With over 24 detailed and photographed pages, the book explains every step of the way in detail. I am a professional milliner myself and created this pattern for my clients who wanted a jaunty little hat. If you have any questions, you're welcome to email me at I also sell kits and supplies on my etsy site :

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • 5" tall and 8" long brim. One size fits all


  • wire,wire cutters,buckram,scissors,velvet,grosgrain,veil,button,hat elastic,bric a braq
  • iron on glue

You Will Also Need:

  • needle,thread

About Designer

About Designer

Hatheads School of Millinery on

I am a milliner by night and a mother by day with a 5 year old son who keeps me very busy. I have been in the millinery industry for over 15 years and have developed many patterns. The cut and sew silk hat has been very successfuI as a pattern as has the ever popular mini top hat. My patterns are created by me and tested for accuracy . I hope to continue creating unique and interesting hat ...

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