The Ultimate Guide on
The Art of Millinery & Hat-Making
How to Make Hats
This is a collection of 18 classic books (in PDF format) on The Art of Millinery & Hatmaking. Each PDF Reprint is an electronic facsimile version of the actual book published in around 1900s.
PDF Reprint #1
Ladies Hat Design and Patterns
Originally published in 1920s, this classic Millinery book includes technical principles and practical instructions for making many styles of ladies' hats using a variety of needle working techniques.
As the author presents the patterns and instructions in his book to be so easy to follow, he believes the knowledge of millinery is not that deep and difficult to attain -- any lady of average intelligence can master it.
- Wire Frames
- Uses of wire frames
- Mathematical side of frame making
- Process of constructing a wire frame for a hat
- Dimensions for standard hats
- Molded Frames
- Molded or pressed frames
- Hand-molded frames
- Bias dry-molded frames
- Pattern Frames
- Classification of frames made from patterns
- Comparison of processes in making unrolled and rolled brims
- Cutting the frame
- Wiring frame
- Binding a frame
- Covering frame with interlining
- Frame foundations used for crowns
- Kinds of crowns
- Outline of kinds of crowns and their appropriate brims
- How to determine kinds of crowns suitable to individual types of faces
- Staple Millinery Materials
- Cutting Materials
- Cutting a true bias
- Cutting a long bias
- Table of bias measures
- Rules for measuring material for a bias that is to be stretched
- Correct shading for velvet and soleil
- Measuring a frame for the correct amount of material
- Accuracy in cutting: a large factor in cost saving
- Methods used for cutting maline
- Cutting bias binding from frame and crown edges
- The Fabric Hat
- Fall materials and fabrics
- Classified construction of fabric hats for fall and winter
- Braid Hats
- Transparent Hats
- Preparing the frame
- Edge finishes
- Appropriate trimmings
- Draped Hats
- Matrons' turbans
- Harem turbans
- Draped tams
- Section hats
- Tailored Trimmings
- Severe, factory-tailored hats
- Semi-tailored hats
- Kinds of tailored trimmings
- Dress-Hat Trimmings
- Trimmings for which the hat is a background
- Trimming which is part of the design
- Cleaning and Remodeling
- Color Harmony As Applied to the Individual
- Purpose of color in adorning the person
- Color versus temperament
- Chart of color combinations suitable to various types
- Line Harmony
- Fundamental principles of line
- Principles of line as applied to the individual
PDF Reprint #2
The Art of Millinery
A Series Of Practical Lessons
This classic millinery book was written by Madame Ben-Yusef, a contributor to the columns of the Millinery Trade Review for a number of years as the author of "Hints to Milliners" and "The Milliner in the Workroom," articles which were greatly appreciated by the readers of the well known journal.
The novice, the artiste, the milliner, the designer and the trimmer will obtain from the pages of this book those helps which will add to their store of knowledge and will greatly benefit them, whether it be in the Millinery Parlor, trimming room or the home.
- Lesson I: Drafting and Making Buckram Frames
- Lesson II: Making Wire Frames
- Lesson III: Covering of Frames
- Lesson IV: Cutting Materials, Making Binds and Folds
- Lesson V: Shirrings and Folds
- Lesson VI: Sewing Straw Hats
- Lesson VII: Children's Millinery
- Lesson VIII: Mourning Millinery
- Lesson IX: Plaitings, Ruches, Lace Trimmings
- Lesson X: Simple Bow Making
- Lesson XI: Draping
- Lesson XII: Trimming
- Lesson XIII: The Making of Ribbon and Silk Flowers
- Lesson XIV: Taking Stock; Careful Packing Away; Renovating Materials
- Lesson XV: Starting a Millinery Business
- Lesson XVI: The Designer in the Workroom
- Lesson XVII: Making and Use of Bandeaux
- Glossary of Millinery and Dry Goods Terms
PDF Reprint #3
Practical Easy Millinery
In compiling this book in 1920s, the author had in her mind, not only the teaching of the handicraft of Millinery, but the hope of presenting her subject in such a form as many stimulate thought, ingenuity, and originality.
- The History of Millinery
- The Ideal Hat - Choice of Color, Shape, and Material
- Pattern Making
- Wire Shape-Making
- The Cutting of Materials and Making of Folds, Pipings, and Bows, etc., on the Cross
- Covering Shapes
- Straw Working
- Lining, Binding and Facing Brims
- Hat and Bonnet Linings, and Bandeaux
- Pleatings, Ruchings and Quillings; Cockades, Pleated and Petal Rosettes, and Other Ornaments
- Ribbon Bows
- Sports, Weather, Pull-on, Ribbon, and Fur Hats
- Hardwear, and Fruit, and Flower Hat Trimmings
- Lace, Net, and Tulle Working; Caps and Bonnets
- Infants' and Children's Millinery
- Millinery Renovations
PDF Reprint #4
How to Make Your Own Hats
This book is an excellent instructional guide to millinery, written in 1920s by the Director of the Domestic Arts Department of the Minneapolis Y.W.C.A, a top Designer, Demonstrator and Instructor in Millinery.
- Equipment and Materials
- Covering Frame with Velvet
- Frames of Neteen and Crinoline
- Wire Frames
- Round Crown of Wire
- Hat Coverings
- Hand-Made Flowers
- Remodeling and Renovating
PDF Reprint #5
How to Make Hats
A Method of Self-Instruction Using Job Sheets -- Fully Illustrated
The book has been divided into ten units, totalling 70 jobs. Each unit consists of a group of closely related jobs which constitute a definite division of millinery. The material for this text has been worked out in both day and night classes in trade schools. A job, as used in this text, is the sum total of a definite group of operations needed to complete a particular problem in millinery. Specific directions for performing each operation are given.
PDF Reprint #6
The Milliners' Guide
This is a complete handy reference book for the workroom on:
- How to tint, dye, repair, refresh and renovate Millinery Goods of every kind;
- How to turn odds and ends into money;
- How to make the millinery shop more beautiful and artistic;
- Also hundreds of beautiful hinds and household helps.
Every suggestion and recipe examined passed upon and commended by an experienced corps of millers.
PDF Reprint #7
A Treatise on Hat-Making and Felting
"The writer of these pages, being a practical hatter, desires to describe intelligibly his calling, dispensing with all technical terms, at the same time conscious of being liable to receive an unfair criticism from his brother tradesmen, although perfectly innocent on their part, resulting from the prejudices engendered by the many would-be secrets that pertain to the different work-shops, together with their various modes and methods of working, all of which most generally are but trifles merely to gain a name."
PDF Reprint #8
Merchandise Manual: Millinery
"Everyone has picked up miscellaneous information about hats, but the scientific study of them will no doubt be an aid to many. It is a pleasure also, to learn the romance of millinery, and to know how the peoples in the far corners of the earth toil for the adornment of our heads."
PDF Reprint #9
The Handbook of Millinery
This handbook is comprised in a series of lessons for the formation of bonnets, capotes, turbans, caps, bows, etc.
PDF Reprint #10
A Complete Course in Millinery
This book provides 24 practical lessons detailing the processes for mastering the art of millinery. It is a textbook for teachers of millinery, and a guide for the millinery workroom. The book incorporates all the methods which experienced milliners employ to lighten their tasks and make easy the most difficult processes.
PDF Reprint #11
Home Millinery Course
This book provides a thorough, practical and complete series of lessons on the fundamental principles of millinery taken as an art. The authors "have aimed to make the course interesting by means of illustrations and examples, that its study may be pursued with willing rather than enforced application, and that is may be continued with such energy and precision as to give to each of our pupils recognition within the ranks of the finished artist."
PDF Reprint #12
Head Wear: Ancient and Modern
This is a short treatise on how the headwear has changed from the very ancient times to the modern day times (to 1885). Many interesting illustrations.
PDF Reprint #13
Scientific Hat Finishing and Renovating
This is a complete and profusely illustrated course of instruction, enabling the novice to acquire the art of finishing and remodeling hats of all varieties according to tested and approved methods.
PDF Reprint #14
How to Handle Hats
This book gives information regarding the handing, renovating, selling, talking, cleaning, shaping, ironing and blocking hats. It is written in such language, that the man who knows little or nothing of the hat business can thoroughly understand the terms used and instruction given.
PDF Reprint #15
Complete Guide to Millinery of Kintzel Millinery School
PDF Reprint #16
Millinery as a Trade for Women
PDF Reprint #17
Dressmaking and Millinery
PDF Reprint #18
Straw Hats: Their History & Manufacture
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