Design and Make Hats provides
a thoroughly beautiful and comprehensive introduction to the craft of millinery.
First the author discusses design and inspiration, and then she takes
the reader through a survey of the materials and techniques generally
used in millinery. Then the reader is guided through fourteen
fashionable hat designs, easy to make from inexpensive and
accessible fabrics and components, clearly laid out in an instructive
and attractive design. Each project is set out in a simple and
straightforward way, starting with an image of the finished piece,
listing the supplies you will need and the basic tools required, then
following with an illustrated making sequence. Even absolute beginners
can confidently and successfully tackle all the projects. Finally there
is a section of pattern-cutting, taking you through a variety of styles
and shapes. By the end of the book you will feel confident enough to
complete a variety of hats, as well as design your own unique styles.