Felt Fedora Class
In this 9.5 hour course, you will learn how to make a classic fedora with a flat brim, working with a western weight fur felt and using millinery blocking techniques.
Students will use a steamer and iron to shape the fur felt hat body over a domed crown block, then press the brim. The technique allows you to hand sculpt a variety of crown shapes including traditional fedora creases and bashes, or you can be more creative and free form with your design. The western weight felt makes a gorgeous flat brim, no wire or ribbon binding needed.
You will work with several hatter's tools including brim board and rounding jack.
A supply list will be provided upon registration. Students are responsible for purchasing supplies in advance and bringing to class. Estimated cost of supplies including one high quality fur felt hat body and outer trims is $75 - $100 (excluding any shipping fees).
🪡 Previous hand sewing skills strongly recommended. 🪡
Class size is limited to 3 so you'll receive lots of instructor advice and attention.
Class will meet at my home studio in SE Austin, Texas.
PLEASE NOTE TIMES:
On Saturday, we will meet for approx. 3 hours to block the felt. 2:30 - 5:30 pm
The felt will dry overnight and then we will work on Sunday, from 10:00 am -5:30 pm to finish them. One hour lunch break included.
This is the beginner fedora class and it is a prerequisite for the intermediate fedora level in which students make a shaped brim using a flange and learn how to do a ribbon bound edge. Details are here.