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Keith J.
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Real Name: Keith Shuler

PostPosted: Mon Mar 30, 2015 8:19 pm    Post subject: fur hats Reply with quote

Gents:
I'm having a problem with a hat design. I've worked leather, but nothing with fur and never a hat. Here's the rub: I've got two craft grade badger skins...not the best quality, but what I can afford. I want to turn them into a hat. I'm worried that after I cut and sew that it won't turn out how I'd like it to. I know I could just cut a strip sew a circle on top but that's what I'm worried about. I don't want it to turn out looking like one of my mom's old pill box hats and I'm worried that's exactly what would happen. I've got that more rounded look in mind but can't for the life of me come up with a way to achieve it. Any...and I do mean any...suggestions would be useful. I've been sitting on this project for a while since I don't want to mess the hides up...but it is time to start cutting. Just not sure how. Help.

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Blade Monkey
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Real Name: Scott Lintow

PostPosted: Mon May 04, 2015 12:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hello. I have worked with leather for some years. When faced with the same type of problem I went out and found a cheap-O Chinese example, then took it apart and used it for a pattern. Hope that helps

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