Braid Hats Millinery E-book (1916)

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This beautiful book from the 1910s has been digitally restored to its original glory. The book is 38 pages of millinery instruction and sewing patterns from the era's experts at the Woman's Institute of Domestic Arts & Sciences Millinery Department.

These highly-detailed lessons are specifically geared at making close-fitting hats with or without brims.

Year: 1916-1920.

The book features detailed photographs and step-by-step tutorials on making hats from varying kinds of braid.


Rice Net

Kinds of Braid

Fancy Designs Made of Braid

Covering Wire Frames

Sewing on Mull

Putting on Straw Braid

Covering Halo Hat with Braid

Braid Hats Millinery E-book (1916) from
Braid Hats Millinery E-book (1916) from

Each page of this e-book has been scanned in high quality 300 dpi and then digitally cleaned and restored for better viewing.

You might also like to read other Hat-Making E-books from the Woman's Institute Millinery Program:

Individuality in Millinery

Drafting Hat Patterns

Glossary of Millinery Terms

Developing Transparent Hats

Mourning Millinery

Printing a PDF is easy. Just open, hit print, and make sure that your printer scale is set to 100% (this should be the default setting in most cases).

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