Working With Buckram
First Steps • 1h 27m
Learn to block and fabric cover a buckram dome crown to then complement a shaped buckram brim. Learn the technical skills of drafting a flat pattern for this sloped brim and then cover smoothly with fabric. Diana instructs you how to edge the brim with a variety of options and then how to complete your hat with a lining and headband.
• Blocking And Pattern Making • Covering With Fabric
• Petersham And Binding Options • Joining Crown To Brim & Lining
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