In this video I am demonstrating how to finish off the edge of a wired felt hat by binding it in a curved petersham ribbon. Because I’m sewing on a felt hat, I have also shown how to wax thread. You can apply this technique to any kind of hat with a wired edge; such as straw or buckram. This is a finish I have seen on countless vintage hats and I find it rather lovely, and I hope you do to!
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Plain paper (or newspaper)
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Wired felt hat Tape measure Petersham ribbon (I’m using a 15mm wide ribbon, but you can go thinner or wider if you want to change the difficulty level)