3198Re: Trouble with sewing buckram - weird pattern?
- Jun 3, 2006OK, let me make sure I'm understanding...How's this for a plan of attack. Single layer
pieces of buckram, the fashion fabric, a lining fabric and two layers of quilting/padding
fabric. Glue the padding to sandwich the buckram. While still damp, shape the pieces into
the correct 3D puzzle. Hand-sew the buckram pieces together. Machine-sew the fashion
fabric together, repeat for the lining fabric. Hand-sew the fashion fabric to the topside
padding (without going all the way through the buckram - ha I think she's got it!) Hand-
sew the lining fabric to the otherside padding.
Hmm, I haven't even begun to consider the mechanics of attaching the crown to the brim
(completed, BTW) but perhaps this is where I can use the tip of bias tape from the other
Thanks! I'll have a hat worthy of my ridiculously long ostrich feather yet!
aka Lady Beatrix della Tempesta
--- In SCA-Milliners@yahoogroups.com, "m d b" <vcairistiona@...> wrote:
> > What I do is treat the buckram hat as a form to slip-cover, like
> I do pretty much the same, though my latest effort required a lot
> more handsewing and, because I had to steam the buckram to create a
> rounder shape, I had to sew the outer layers seperately by hand and
> ease them over the curve.
> The fact it was covered in pearls and sequins was another issue:
> buckram base sewn together, felt padding cover, then lining and shell
> fabrics, all sewn on seperately.
> You can also see I "quilted" a layer of felt to a layer of buckram
> for the "lappets" which is another option for extra stability between
> those two layers.
> So perhaps you could machine the the two pieces of buckram, hand sew
> those together and make the outerlayer seperately. I would recommend
> a padding. You can tack the outerlayers to it to stop them twisting
> about for one.
> If you use a layer of felt inside and out you may find you only need
> one layer of backram anyway. I know how hard it can be to sew through
> two layers. I have bent a few needles on the above project;)
> Willemyne van Nymegen/Michaela de Bruce
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