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COWBOY HAT MAKING
FUNDAMENTALS

by Scott Goodwin

Available in CD (PC) only

Fine fur felt hat making demystified.  Specific to western hat styles, this book will teach you the fundamentals.   This book describes in detail all the processes including blocking, flanging and finishing.  The essentials are identified, and sources for tools and materials are provided.  If you were wondering how felt hats are made, this book will explain it all.

Order #CD Cowboy Hat MK

Price:  $28.00 USD

   

Men's Grosgrain Hat Band Ribbon

Hard Straight Edge, (Edge not scalloped like millinery grosgrain).
Fiber content: Cotton/Rayon.

Color: Black

50 yd. Roll
Size: 9 1/4 (3/4" w)
Order # GG RM 9
Price: $40.00 USD
By the Yard
(5 yd min)
Size: 9 1/4 (3/4" w)
Order # GG YM 9
Price: $1.99 USD
50 yd. Roll
Size: 12 1/4 (1 1/8" w)
Order # GG RM 12
Price: $67.00 USD
By the Yard
(5 yd min)
Size: 12 1/4 (1 1/8" w)
Order # GG YM 12
Price: $2.30 USD
 

Grosgrain Hat Band (Headband) Ribbon

Hard Straight Edge, (Edge not scalloped like millinery grosgrain).
Fiber content: Polyester.

#5 (7/8")

Order # GG ST 5
Introductory Price: $1.65 USD per yard
. 5 yd Minimum

Cream Beige Butter Taupe
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Brown Chocolate Aqua Teal
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Peach Apricot Mauve Wine
       
Beet Currant Grey A Grey B
       
Grey Smoke Dk Grey Olive Sea Green
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Moss Green Spruce Evergreen Williamsburg Blue
       
   
Navy Black    
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Grosgrain Hat Band (Headband) Ribbon

Hard Straight Edge, (Edge not scalloped like millinery grosgrain).
Fiber content: Polyester.

#9 (1-1/2")

Order # GG ST 9
Introductory Price: $1.98 USD per yard
. 5 yd Minimum

Cream Lt Taupe Taupe Grey
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  Olive Navy  
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Men's CALF LEATHER Sweatbands

1 5/8" Black or Chocolate CALF LEATHER Sweatband, Reeded.
These are high quality CALF LEATHER.
Colors: Black, Brown
Price: $11.99 ea.

 
Order # SW MN C Black Order # SW MN C Choc
 

Men's Leather Reeded Sweatbands

Men’s leather sweatbands are 25” long. 
The leather is from Cowhide
Trim to size.
Size: 2" Color: Black


Order # SW MN 2 Black
$10.00 USD ea. or $9.00 USD ea. 3 pc. min. or $8.00 USD ea. per dz.


Size A = 1 5/8" Color: Black
or Chocolate (Out of Stock)

Order # SW MN A
$8.25 USD ea. or $7.25 USD ea. 3 pc. min. or $7.00 USD each per dz.

Colors:
     

   

Ferrules

Ferrules are used to fasten reeds in the sweatbands together so that the sweatband "bells" to keep the stitching away from the head.

Our ferrules fit on the #85 plastic wire.

Directions:

1) Make sure the "reed" (plastic wire) is about 1/2" longer than the sweatband.
2) Insert the reed into the ferrule on both sides and then pull the leather together.
3) A few stitches to hold it in place, then use a machine to zig-zag stitch to ends of the sweatbands together.  Easy as one, two, three. Color:  Black

Order# WIRE Ferrules

Approx. 5000 pc. bag $.06 each $300.00 USD
Approx. 500 pc. bag $.10 each $50.00 USD
Approx. 50 pc. bag $.25 each $12.50 USD
1 pc. bag $.50 each $0.50 USD
   
Our Customers have found that our Felt Stiffener works for Stiffening Straw hats too! Try purchasing a quart and pouring it into a garden spray bottle that you get at your local grocery store. Spray it on your straw and let us know what you think. Most come back for the Gallon of Felt Stiffener, more aptly called All Purpose Stiffener.
   

Hat Bows

The only Hat Bows we can find in the world!

Bows are placed on the sweatband seam at the back of the hat.

Colors:  White, Black, Brown

Order # MN S Bows
Price: $1.00 USD ea. (1- 143 pcs.)

Colors :

Order # MN S Bows Gr

Bows are weighed to get an approx. gross.
Numbers will vary. Weight .055 per gross.

Price: $17.99 USD for 1 gross

Colors :

Order # MN S Bows 5Gr

Bows are weighed to get an approx. gross.
Numbers will vary. Weight .055 per gross.

Price: $68.00 for 5 gross

Colors :
   

LEKO Felt Hat Stiffener

LEKO All Purpose Stiffener
(LEKO Felt Hat Stiffener)

"PLEASE TEST ON FELT BEFORE USING, ESPECIALLY ON LIGHT COLORS."

Order# SIZE Felt Stf Gal
$44.50 USD per gallon (no flammable surcharge)

Please choose USA or Canada for your shipping destination.

Order# SIZE Felt Stf Gal
$44.50 USD per gallon (no flammable surcharge)

Tip: Shipping costs for 2 Gallons is similar to shipping costs for 4 gallons.   1 package for the case vs. 2 packages for the single gallons.

Tip: If you need a case of 4 gallons, just order 4 gallons and I will pack them into a case for you.

ALWAYS USE IN COMPLIANCE WITH SDS. 
SDS CAN BE DOWNLOADED BELOW.


SDS (Material Safety Data Sheet)

USA or Canada Only

Our Customers have found that our Felt Stiffener works for Stiffening Straw hats too! Try purchasing a quart and pouring it into a garden spray bottle that you get at your local grocery store. Spray it on your straw and let us know what you think. Most come back for the Gallon of Felt Stiffener, more aptly called All Purpose Stiffener.

Nobody in the women's hat industry has had a felt hat stiffener in decades that penetrates felt without leaving a residue, until now.

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Canada Customers: You must supply us with your own UPS Ground # in order for us to ship this item.  We are sorry we have to institute this rule because too many customers are not paying their duty.

NOTE:  LEKO All Purpose Stiffener can only be shipped UPS Ground, therefore all your other items will also be shipped UPS Ground regardless of the shipping method you chose.  If you need other items sooner, please submit 2 orders.

 

We can ship Felt hat Stiffener to Canada as ORM-D (consumer commodity) by the quart or by the gallon or by the 4 gallon case.  All go ORM-D to Canada with no extra flammable charges.

This product, before mixed with 190 proof alcohol, is used in candy as confectioners glaze and on fruit to make them shine. Water Resistant! Many Customers are using this product for stiffening straw, too.

Directions Felt hat stiffener will restore an already stiffened hat or can be used  on a new felt hat body.  Felt hat stiffener will shower proof your felt hat and if used in a fuller degree water proof it.

1.) Please make sure that hat is clean and dry before applying LekoFelt Hat Stiffener.
2.) Pour a sufficient amount into a small dish and with a soft flat painters brush apply evenly on the inside of the crown first and thenon the upper and/or underside of the brim.
3.) After the application, wipe the hat with a soft cloth and then let dry.
4.) Then put it on the block and steam and finish in the usual way.

These directions are just a guide. Many milliners prefer to block their hat first and then when dry apply light applications of sizing letting itdry between applications until desired stiffness is achieved.NOTE: if the hat seems a little too stiff in some parts where the  stiffener has not been applied evenly, saturate a piece of soft cloth with ordinary alcohol and go over such parts smoothly. This will give an even effect.

 

   

Foam Reducing Tape

Purpose: To reduce the size of a hat. Size:  3/16" x 3/4" x 25 feet.
2# UL-94 HF-1 Rated Polyurethane Ester Foam with adhesive one side

How to use:

Method One:  Cut two 2" strips and place sticky side under sweatband on each side.  If more is needed to make hat even smaller cut two more 2" strips and place at front and back of hat under sweatband.

Method Two:  Place sticky side under sweatband against hat for the entire length of the sweatband. 

Order # MISC Foam Tape 1
One roll $8.95 USD each

Order # MISC Foam Tape 30
One box $4.95 USD each roll, 30 rolls per box

 

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